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Tip #47 LASIK refractive surgery may be a great treatment option

LASIK surgery is highly successful in eliminating the need to wear glasses or contact lenses for sports. Yet some possible side effects could hinder your sports performance. Each person must weigh the chances for success versus risks. Talk to your eye doctor about whether you are a good candidate for refractive surgery.   By Dr. Lynn Hellerstein, a Colorado Optometrist in Vision […]

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Tip #46 Contact lenses may be a better choice for contact sports

Depending on the sport, certain types of contact lenses may work better than others. But in some sports, contact lenses may cause problems because of a dusty or dry environment.

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Tip #45 Lens tints and sunglasses protect your eyes and can enhance your sport performance

If you participate in outdoor sports and recreational activities, you need protection from the sun. Glare can interfere with your ability to see the detail necessary for successful performance. Tinted lenses can help. Tints transmit specific wavelengths of light based on the color, the amount of tinting and the lens material used. Guidelines can help you select the color tints recommended for your sport, […]

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Tip #44 Use extra eye protection for higher risk sports

An eye injury can impact your entire life…

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#42 Sports Vision Training – Power of #Visualization

I felt calm, centered, and completely capable. It was also a great moment of team connection.

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The 2013 USA Best Book Awards – A Winner!

50 Tips To Improve Your Sports Performance by Dr. Lynn Hellerstein has been honored as a “Winner” in the “Health: Exercise & Fitness” category.

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Tip #21: V I S U A L I Z E The skills & benefits of visualization are valuable in many areas of your life.

Mentally practice specific skills Improve confidence Increase problem solving Reduce stress and anxiety Prepare for performance Maintain mental readiness even during injury recovery “Every day before, I would see an outline of what I knew the future would hold for me.  I would feel the environment and visualize the surroundings that would encompass my every […]

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Tip # 19: The SEE IT. SAY IT. DO IT!® Process

The SEE IT. SAY IT. DO IT!® process has three parts that make a great pre-sports routine.

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Tip #18: Visualization impacts your life!

As an athlete, if you want to maximize your physical strengths and skills, you must train your thoughts and ability to visualize.

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Tip #17 E Y E – M I N D – B O D Y C O O R D I N A T I O N

NIKE has created a special training tool for athletes dubbed “Vapor Strobes.” These glasses flash microscopic electric charges, blocking vision in 100-millisecond patterns. As you run drills, the lenses flicker between clear and opaque; these distractions force you to anticipate what is coming and focus on your task. This training helps you see things more […]

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