Vision Training For Volleyball

Volleyball is a fast-paced sport which relies heavily on teamwork. There are many vision skills which are particularly useful for volleyball players, and improving them can help volleyball players take their game to the next level. 

Vision Training For Volleyball in Bellflower

Sports vision training is customized training that gives athletes a major edge against the competition by improving the specific visual skills needed for the position and sport that they play.

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Core Visual Skills

While there are a number of vision skills that are important for volleyball players, some are more crucial to performance than others.

Core vision skills for volleyball players include:

  • Depth Perception: In volleyball, a lot depends on the angle in which a player hits the ball over the net. Additionally, a player needs to be able to quickly determine the best way to get to the ball before it hits the ground on their side. Improving depth perception will give players better ability to do both of these vital tasks more effectively.
  • Eye Tracking: During a volleyball game, the ball is constantly in motion, as are the players. Improving eye tracking, the ability to quickly and accurately follow the motion of an object, can give players a crucial edge over their opponents.
  • Hand-Eye Coordination: As with many sports, hand-eye coordination is a crucial skill for players in many sports. In volleyball, since you have to hit a ball which is in motion, superior hand-eye coordination is essential for those competing at high levels.
  • Peripheral Awareness: In volleyball, a lot relies on knowing where your teammates are, so you can coordinate on how to keep the ball in the air, and get it back over the net. Improving your peripheral vision provides increased ability to keep track of them while keeping your eye on the ball.

 

Secondary Visual Skills

Secondary visual skills for volleyball players aren’t necessarily any less important than core visual skills, though they are not quite as central to what is needed for a volleyball player to be successful.

  • Dynamic Visual Acuity: Dynamic visual acuity is the ability to see objects clearly while they are in motion. In volleyball, where players are often in motion as they track the ball, improving this skill can provide increased ability to effectively make it to the ball for a great save or hit.
  • Accommodation: Accommodation is the vision skill which allows the eyes to quickly change focus between near and far objects. In volleyball, where the ball can suddenly move from the opposing side of the court to your side, improving this skill can provide extra crucial moments in which to react to the flow of the game.
Secondary Visual Skills

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Dr. Ikeda

Dr. Ikeda, FCOVD, DPNAP, is a leading optometrist in the field of neuro optometric rehabilitation and developmental optometry. He has made profound contributions to the field over the years and uses these expertise to provide the highest quality of eye care to his patients. He was Past-President of the Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF) and of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA). He received the “Founding Fathers Medal” for his continued service to NORA and he was recognized as “Physician of the Year” by the Rehabilitation Nurses Society. He is a clinical associate professor of the Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry and was inducted as a Distinguished Practitioner into the National Academies of Practice (Optometry Academy).

Testimonials


  • I haven't actually used the optometrist side, so my review is limited to the vision therapy offered.  This office was recommended by my occupational therapist for the treatment of my double vision following a stroke.


    Claire A.

  • Love this location. I had a brain injury accident from day one one. All the team make you feel you still important and hope in the horizon after when the medical system fell you miserably. Dr. Ikeda very professional and very understanding about your issue. Two tombs up.


    Jim K.

  • My husband and I were immediately impressed with Dr Ikeda. I was hit by a car while cycling which caused broken bones and three brain injuries. The brain injuries caused double vision. Dr. Ikeda examined my eyes and got me started on vision therapy with his occupational therapist who specializes in vision therapy.  She (Chris) is absolutely great.  I am impressed with the array of tools used to help recover my binocular vision.  I am doing things I never thought were possible (balance boards etc).  Chris pushes me and keeps me motivated. I really enjoy my sessions with her.  The office staff is always friendly and they have a wonderful appointment reminder tool that makes it easy to keep my calendar up to date. I am happy the rehab center at Little Co. of Mary recommended them!!


    Teresa S.

  • The Vision Therapy is handled in a separate office through a different door from the shared waiting room. Chris, the vision therapist, has a wide and varied assortment of tools, equipment and resources to best evaluate and treat most vision issues. After just a few visits, my double vision became easier to control, using exercises developed during the therapy process. It was time well-spent.


    Joe M.

  • I have been coming here since I can remember. I love it here. The staff is so amazing and nice. They explain everything they gonna do and never make you feel rushed. Dr. Ikeda has always been my doctor and I would never want another one. He is the doctor for my whole family and is always asking how everyone is doing. I am also so crazy about picking out my frames and have to try so many and each person who helps me take the time and lets me try them all on. I would never want to go anywhere else! I definitely would recommend this office to anyone looking for a great eye doctor.


    Kayla W.

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