Tip #11: PERIPHERAL VISION – Do you have eyes in the back of your head?

When a basketball player sees a teammate out of the corner of his eye, the player is using his peripheral vision. You can increase your ability to see action to the side without turning your head.

“Ninety-seven percent of vision is peripheral. In many sports situations, especially team sports, processing of information from peripheral vision is an essential element of successful performance. Peripheral vision is critical to generate accurate eye movements, maintain optimal balance and guide the best motor responses.”
Graham Erickson, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD
Professor at Pacific University College of Optometry, Author of Sports Vision: Vision Care for the Enhancement of Sports Performance


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Lynn Hellerstein

Developmental optometrist, author, speaker at Hellerstein and Brenner Vision Center
A pioneer in vision therapy and developmental optometry, for more than 30 years Dr. Lynn Hellerstein, has helped thousands of children and adults improve their vision and transform their lives — at home, in the classroom and on the sports field.
Founder and co-owner of Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, Dr. Lynn Hellerstein is the author of an award-winning book series, SEE IT. SAY IT.DO IT!
Dynamic and engaging, Dr. Hellerstein is a popular speaker nationally and internationally.
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