Athletes of all levels will benefit from the customized programs offered by the experts at the sports vision center located at Duke Eye Center in Durham. Our team includes specialists in sports vision, physical therapy, concussion rehabilitation, and neuroscience. We train your visual motor system to become as fast and accurate as it can be, to help you improve your performance.
Sports Vision Rehabilitation and Training are offered at the Duke Eye Center in Durham. Learn more to plan for your appointment.
Increased Visual Skills
Process Visual Information More Efficiently
Athletic tasks are practiced while wearing eyewear that induces a strobe-like experience, which limits vision to brief snapshots. Known as stroboscopic visual training, it forces the wearer to process visual information more efficiently and train under harder-than-normal conditions, which results in improved perceptual abilities.
Visual Acuity, Reaction Speed, and Contrast Sensitivity Exercises
A perceptual-learning video game trains aspects of vision critical for sports performance. The training program progresses to greater levels of difficulty as users improve their sharpness of vision.
Increase Visual and Cognitive Skills
Virtual reality simulation exercises mimic real sports activities so the athlete can run a play repeatedly with little to no risk of injury. The simulators can yield measurable information about performance under pressure. We use two types of sports-specific virtual reality simulators. One strengthens an athlete’s ability to co-process actions, thoughts, and sight; the other provides customizable sport-specific simulations, such as pitching and batting for baseball players.
Where you receive your care matters. Duke University Hospital is proud of our team and the exceptional care they provide. They are why our ophthalmology program is ranked sixth in the nation and is the highest ranked program in North Carolina, according to U.S. News & World Report for 2021–2022.