Sports and performance vision specializes in helping you get the most out of your vision, empowering you to perform a given sport or activity at an optimum level.
Athletics takes special skill, and optimal visual abilities. All sports require good vision, our goal is to provide all athletes the best visual abilities possible to provide the winning edge!
Not only athletes require optimal visual function. All of us, from drivers to those with low-vision can benefit from what we have learned from athletes.
The field of Sports and Performance Vision has grown at a logarithmic pace over the past several decades. Both the quality and the quantity of scientific research has allowed what used to be available only in scientific laboratories to now be available for everyone.
In order to understand Sports and Performance Vision, consider a pyramid, as in the sports vision pyramid above. Everyone’s goal is to achieve optimal performance at the top of the pyramid. To get there, though, one must build a stable and proportional pyramid from the bottom up. Starting with visual abilities that are related to each of our eyes, then building upon that for optimal use of the two eyes together, followed by the optimization of how the brain analyzes and uses the visual information and then how motor actions are initiated as a result of vision we have the best chance of reaching our goal of maximal ability, whether in sports or in life as a whole.
1. . Youtube video of a TED talk Dr Laby gave recently https://youtu.be/fneEWj9fHuc
2. Sunday Today show piece on Dr Laby's work in baseball https://www.today.com/video/the-rise-of-special-vision-checks-in-major-league-baseball-1349433923624
Dr. Daniel M. Laby began his work in sports vision more than three decades ago in professional baseball, a relationship with a team which continued for 18 seasons. Dr. Laby has also been responsible for the visual performance of many other Professional teams - Please contact Dr Laby and he will be happy to discuss his work as well as any aspect of sports vision. He has also worked with the several olympic teams prior to the Beijing olympic games in 2008 and the COVID delayed Tokyo games. He has worked with professional hockey as well as basketball teams, in additional to the highest level of soccer in the UK and worldwide. As a result of his more than a quarter century of work in sports vision, Dr Laby has gathered a database of several thousand professional and olympic level athletes, which he uses to guide interventions and treatments. Dr Laby has been fortunate to have contributed to six+ professional baseball championship teams.
In addition, Dr Laby has organized 3 International sports vision meetings and has organized and moderates the Sports Vision ListServ. He is a frequent contributor and reviewer of sports vision scientific publications and was an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Harvard Medical School and served as Director of Sports and Performance Vision at the State University of New York College of Optometry.
For details of the teams Dr Laby has worked with see EXPERIENCE portion of his LinkedIn page: (2) Daniel M. Laby, MD | LinkedIn
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