CIBA VISION Vision Center at Georgia Tech
The Homer Rice Center for Sports Performance has partnered with Dr. Barry L. Seiller, M.D. of the Vision Institute of Vernon Hills, IL and CIBA Vision to established a new Sports Vision Center at Georgia Tech. Dr. Barry L. Seiller, M.D.,Ophthalmologist, has developed a program dedicated to improving visual skills imperative for athletes to achieve peak performance.
What is Sports Vision Training?
Sports vision training begins with a vision evaluation to assess the athlete's current visual acuity (i.e. 20/20,20/30,20/40,etc). If the athlete does not have 20/20 vision, he/she is fitted with CIBA Vision corrective lenses. Next the athlete is screened for specific sports vision abilities such as: depth perception, tracking, visual motor strengths/weaknesses, and convergence/divergence abilities. Finally, the athlete's testing results determine if sports vision training could be beneficial. The sports vision training is 1 or 2 times per week for 15 to 25 minutes. Over a period of time participants can strengthen their sports vision abilities and enhance their performance on the field or court.
How does Vision Training Benefit the Athlete?
Enhancing visual skills can translate into a variety of athletic skills needed for peak performance. A few examples include: the ability of the batter to quickly visually acquire and track a baseball pitch, increased hand/eye coordination, quicker reaction time.
The opening of the Sports Vision Center at Georgia Tech is truly groundbreaking. No other university in the United States has this type of facility available for the student-athletes.
The Sports Vision Lab Hours are:
Monday - Noon - 9:00pm
Currently services are only available to Georgia Tech Student-Athletes. Student-Athletes can schedule an appointment for sports vision training by contacting Joe Gandolfo at 404-894-0857 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.