Sports Vision Enhancement in San Rafael & San Francisco

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Keep Your Eye on the Ball

Are you looking to take your game to the next level? Are you finding that your reaction time, hand-eye coordination, and accuracy is not up to par with the other players on your team? If so, sports vision enhancement may be right for you!

Our sports vision enhancement therapy is worth the trip to the Bay Area. But we know a long drive can be inconvenient, so we offer Telehealth services after an initial, in-person meeting so you can undergo sports vision enhancement no matter where you are.

Sports vision enhancement helps strengthen the visual skills you need to succeed in any sport you’re in, from baseball to golf! Please, book an appointment with our vision enhancement team and unlock the potential of your eyesight.

What Is Sports Vision Enhancement?

Sports vision enhancement is a curated program of exercises designed to help you achieve the visual skills you need to excel at your game.

Our program is tailored to your needs and goals and involves multiple exercises that will help your vision become more efficient. Sports vision enhancement focuses on your visual skills, including:

Eye-tracking is an important skill you use to help “keep your eye on the ball.” A couple of important skills we focus on at Rising Star Optometry include:

  • Saccadic eye movements, your fast eye movements, which help you rapidly change your fixation to points of interest in space.
  • Slower smooth pursuit eye movements, which help you track moving objects or keep your eyes on a target while you are in motion.
  • Vergence movements, or the ability of your eyes to track objects as they come closer to you or move further away.

You use focusing skills every day to help keep objects clear and crisp, but accommodative inefficiencies can prevent you from focusing accurately. When this happens, it can make it difficult to focus on objects both near and far.

Your eyes are constantly taking in information to help you navigate the space you’re in by using various skills, including accommodation and convergence. This is known as depth perception. However, conditions like amblyopia and strabismus can affect this crucial ability.

Eye-hand coordination is one of the most important skills in your athlete toolkit, and you use it every single day. Whether you’re throwing a ball or playing the drums, your eye-hand coordination helps you perform with accuracy and efficiency.

What to Expect from Sports Vision Enhancement

Every athlete has different goals, and everyone has different levels of visual abilities. Each program is tailored to your specific visual needs and your personal goals. Basic vision needs are met first such as correcting refractive errors with contact lenses. Next, deficient visual skills are improved with vision training (think of them as visual calisthenics). Finally, higher level visual perceptual skills are trained, such as multiple object tracking and visual-motor reaction time, and then integrated into your specific sport.

Your initial appointment will help us determine any deficiencies in your vision you need to improve. A program is then designed for you, and can feature many different exercises involving:

  • Therapeutic lenses, prisms and filters
  • Computerized vision games and exercises
  • Free space tracking, focusing, and convergence/divergence exercises
  • Exercises that promote improved eye-hand coordination, balance, gaze stability, depth perception, and visual motor integration

People of all ages and skill levels can benefit from sports vision enhancement training, even if they’re not an athlete. The skills focused on in our programs can also help people who are involved in dance, theater, and music.

Book Your Appointment Today

Step up your game and contact us today to see what sports vision enhancement can do for you!

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Where to find us

San Rafael

You can find our practice in the Wellness Center on the upper level of the Montecito Plaza Shopping Center. Parking is plentiful and there are many great shopping and eating options for before or after your visit, including Trader Joes and Whole Foods across the street.

Contact Information

Address

361 Third Street, Suite C, Montecito Plaza Wellness Center
San Rafael, CA 94901

Our Hours

Mondays
10 AM6 PM
Tuesdays
10 AM6 PM
Wednesdays
10 AM6 PM
Thursdays
10 AM6 PM
Fridays
10 AM6 PM
Saturdays
9 AM6 PM
Sundays
Closed

San Francisco

Our San Francisco location can be found in the same building as Melody Cafe and Kidspace. All day street and metered parking is available and there is a Safeway nearby.

Contact Information

Address

3401 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Our Hours

Mondays
Closed
Tuesdays
12 PM6:30 PM
Wednesdays
Closed
Thursdays
Closed
Fridays
Closed
Saturdays
9 AM5 PM
Sundays
Closed

Our San Francisco location can be found in the same building as Melody Cafe and Kidspace. All day street and metered parking is available and there is a Safeway nearby.

Contact Information

Address

3401 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Our Hours

Mondays
Closed
Tuesdays
12 PM6:30 PM
Wednesdays
Closed
Thursdays
Closed
Fridays
Closed
Saturdays
9 AM5 PM
Sundays
Closed

You can find our practice in the Wellness Center on the upper level of the Montecito Plaza Shopping Center. Parking is plentiful and there are many great shopping and eating options for before or after your visit, including Trader Joes and Whole Foods across the street.

Contact Information

Address

361 Third Street, Suite C, Montecito Plaza Wellness Center
San Rafael, CA 94901

Our Hours

Mondays
10 AM6 PM
Tuesdays
10 AM6 PM
Wednesdays
10 AM6 PM
Thursdays
10 AM6 PM
Fridays
10 AM6 PM
Saturdays
9 AM6 PM
Sundays
Closed

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