Top 6 visual skills for your soccer player

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Proper eye care can lead to the early detection and treatment of vision-related complications like glaucoma and cataracts. Healthier eyes mean a healthier you, so read up on how to take care of them before it’s too late.

Top 6 visual skills for your soccer player

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world. And it’s also one of the most demanding of its players’ visual skills. Sussex University’s Tag Lamche has extensively researched the role of visual awareness in soccer. “Visual skills …

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The silent disease an eye exam can detect

We all know the routine. Every time we go to our primary care doctor, whether it’s for a cold, checkup or something more serious, we’re asked to roll up our sleeve to have our blood pressure checked. It’s a simple, …

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Is staring at the computer giving you tired eyes? You’re not alone.

Earlier this year Nielsen reported that Americans spend an average of 11 hours per day with electronic media. And while those experiences keep us entertained, informed and connected, they’re also an assault on our eyes. As you probably know, a …

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Unblurring the lines to corrected vision: What your symptoms mean

If you’re finding the world a little out of focus, take comfort in knowing you’re not alone. Roughly 75 percent of Americans experience vision symptoms that require eyeglasses, contact lenses or other care, according to the Vision Council of America.1 …

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The top 10 visual skills that will improve your golf game

As a golfer you spend time, energy and money trying to shave strokes off your game. But one of the best ways to improve is literally right in front of your face: better vision. Sports vision training can enhance skills …

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Five tips for protecting your eyes from the sun

When it comes to protecting our skin from the sun, our options are as limitless as the rays beating down on us. Sunscreen comes in lotion, spray or stick form. It can have UVA and UVB filters. It’s waterproof, sweatproof, …

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Vision drills to improve your eye at the plate and in the field

Legend has it that Ted Williams, considered by many to be the greatest baseball hitter ever, had superhuman eyesight. People said his acuity was 20:3 and he could see the individual laces of a pitched ball. Like all legends, there’s …

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The 6 vision skills all great athletes possess

When it comes to athletic excellence, talent and ability are often associated with visual skills. How often have you heard about a basketball player’s “court vision,” a quarterback’s ability to “see the whole field” or a baseball player’s “eye at …

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A sport-by-sport guide to protecting your vision

Whether it’s helping you judge a sharp turn down the ski slope or seeing when to hit an oncoming pitch, your eyes are key players in all your sporting activities. But you can also hurt your eyes if they’re left …

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What you need to know about protecting your eyes in the workplace

No matter where you work—in a factory, laboratory, construction site or office— workplace eye injuries can and do occur. Every day, more than 2,000 American workers suffer an eye injury that requires medical attention.1 And nearly a million Americans have …

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Are your sunglasses protecting your eyes from UV?

Why do you wear sunglasses? To cut down on glare when you’re driving? To keep you from squinting outdoors? To look cool? These are all good reasons to wear your shades, but your sunglasses are more than a fashion statement. …

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EyeQ: myth or science

Curious as to whether those rumors you hear about vision are fact or fiction? Get the real scoop below. Sitting too close to the TV harms vision There are plenty of reasons to limit the amount of television you watch, …

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Make a Date for Your Eyes: Your Annual Exam

Getting your eyes checked can help you be the vision of health. You may think you need an eye exam only when it’s time to update your eyewear prescription. But the truth is, eye exams are about a lot more …

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Need Help Finding the Right Eye Doctor for You?

Tips for choosing whom to trust with your eyes. If you ask people what’s the most important of their five senses, chances are they’ll say their eyesight. It’s no surprise, considering we rely on our vision for almost every activity …

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  • 80% of learning in the first 12 years comes through the eyes

    Source: The Discovery Eye Foundation, Learning-related vision problems, July 2014.