EOP at Mass Baseball Coaches Association Annual Meeting
We attended the meeting in Westborough, where Gary gave a presentation on Vision Training for Baseball, with the assistance of my son Alex. We had the honor of meeting Jim LeFebvre, former MLB player, coach, and manager. Jim spoke on his experiences in MLB and in China, where he worked with their Olympic team, and is helping to rebuild the game of baseball, which was forbidden as part of the Cultural Revolution.
Thinking Outside the Box
Every now and then we have someone who presents a challenge or need that we've never seen before, and never learned about in school. We always enjoy using our creativity to find unique answers in such situations, as in the example of a fellow who is an accomplished archer. He has been having trouble lately seeing the "pins" that allow him to aim.
Gary and I took on the challenge, and used a trial frame to make the aiming device clear for the shooting eye, while keeping the other eye clear at long distances. We then added a lined bifocal, which would allow near vision (GPS, etc.) and not affect the clarity through the extreme upper corner of the lens for aiming (as a progressive might do.)
Here's a photo showing how we came up with the prescription, using trial lenses in a trial frame.
Strobe Glasses Update - New link
We are continuing to work with the new strobe glasses (Impulse by MJ Labs Japan) and we're excited to report that some of the researchers we met at the meeting in Boston in January have decided to take on the task of studying how they can affect the performance of athletes. We hope to have more information as it becomes available.
In the meantime, the new link to the US distributor of the Impulse is: http://www.mjimpulse.com
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We recently had two exciting weekends - first with the Harvard Medical School-sponsored symposium "Sports Vision 2010: A New Paradigm." On the Saturday of the weekend, Dr. B. had the chance to speak on the subject of the new strobe glasses we've been working with, and Sunday's lectures included a keynote address by Boston Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck.
Dr. B. talking at Mass Eye & Ear, us with Sabine and Stefanie, and us with Chris McKnight
Our weekend included a visit from Stefanie and Sabine from Dynamic-Eye in Germany, a facility that does vision training and is just beginning to add Sports Vision Training.
Then the following weekend was the Mass Baseball Coaches Association, where we met Chris McKnight of the Chris McKnight Baseball Vision Program. We hit it off imediately with Chris, who gave two excellent presentations at the meeting, and we're looking forward to working jointly with him on future projects.
Located within Prattville Eye Associates at 200 Walnut Street in Saugus, Massachusetts, Eye on Performance provides vision testing and training for athletes with the goal of optimizing visual skills for athletic performance. If you would like to learn more, or if you wish to schedule a Sports Vision Evaluation, you can contact us either at the phone number below or by clicking the "Contact Us" link above.
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