Sports Vision Training in Shadyside

Sports Vision Training in Shadyside

Giving Athletes an Edge Over Their Competition

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Ready to Get Your Vision Into Shape?

It takes way more than strength and speed to be at the top of your game.

The skills required by an athlete — those that make the difference between good and extraordinary — depend on vision skills which can be perfected.

Baseball, tennis and football are examples of sports games that require the skills and abilities to keep your eyes focused on the ball.

Football receivers and quarterbacks need a high level of tracking and depth perception to complete a pass, as well as high peripheral vision awareness.

Sports vision training can enhance the communication between your eyes, brain and body, to help you excel in your sport and turn your vision into an invaluable asset on the court or field.

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4 Ways Sports Vision Training Can Give You a Competitive Edge

  • Builds visual skills

    Sports vision training strengthens essential visual skills, such as: 

    • Hand-eye coordination
    • Peripheral vision
    • Reaction time
    • Visual memory
    • Depth-perception
  • Custom-designed program

    Our eye care professionals will consult with you and create a program designed according to your strengths, weaknesses, and athletic goals. This therapy consists of weekly in-office appointments and assigned daily exercises.

  • Fits your training schedule

    Weekly appointments and daily exercises can easily conform to your workout routine. With just 20 minutes a day, you may begin to see improvement in your performance.

  • Optometrist-approved

    Sports vision therapy is a scientifically-proven method of enhancing athletic performance. The program is developed by optometrists with extensive training in monitoring eye health and building visual skills.

Sports vision training: the ultimate game changer


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Sport Vision FAQs

I have 20/20 vision. Why should I do sports vision training?

Thinking that 20/20 vision is the equivalent of perfect vision is a common misconception. Visual acuity and visual skills are two separate things. Visual acuity tests measure how well you can read letters from a chart, but it can’t predict how well you’ll see the ball or how quickly you’ll react to visual stimuli. It's common for people with 20/20 vision to lack the visual skills needed to truly excel in their sport.

What does sports vision training involve?

The sports vision specialist will consult with you, administer eye tests, and provide you with a custom-designed treatment program best suited for your needs and aspirations. During the weekly in-office sessions, the specialist will assign home exercises, measure your progress, and adjust the program as needed.

What tests do I need for sports vision?

During the initial consultation, a sports vision specialist will give you an eye exam to determine your eye health and visual skills. The eye exam may test the following: 

  • Visual acuity
  • Contrast sensitivity
  • Eye tracking
  • Focus 
  • Depth perception
Patient Reviews
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- Apr. 08, 2024
Great experience; explained the whole process, how my insurance works and even offer the brands I pr... efer in eyewear.
- Mar. 23, 2024
What a really wonderful experience. Everyone from Tiffany, Carly, Dr Crawford and especially Libby w... ere so wonderful and nice. And what I really appreciated was they made excellent suggestions that prevented me from picking glasses that would make me look like a complete and total moron. Honestly the process was really quick and smooth and everybody was so friendly and nice that it just made for a pleasant experience. Everyone was passionate and knowledgeable. If I had questions they were thoroughly answered. Carly who does that annoying puff thing in the eye was really super funny and just generally made me feel comfortable and relaxed. Dr Crawford took a few extra minutes to explain something to my I'd always wondered and I just really appreciated her kindness and her knowledge. Libby should just do this professionally like become one of those $10,000 a session people that help you pick the right glasses. Basically after piling through a whole crapload of different frames we ended up picking the ones that she recommended. I cannot recommend them all enough. It was a really nice experience.
- Mar. 21, 2024
on time and helpful
- Feb. 15, 2024
The staff was friendly and helpful and very knowledgeable about their products.
- Feb. 01, 2024
The absolute best place for an exam or purchase.
- Jan. 30, 2024
I was having some difficulty with my new progressive lenses, which was odd for me because that is no... t typically a struggle. I stopped in, they made a quick adjustment, and it worked like magic. What’s more…I don’t think you can beat their selection of frames anywhere. Highly recommend the Shadyside location!
- Jan. 24, 2024
Welcoming staff all around, made me have a great first visit. I usually dread the interaction with m... y eye doctor but here I’m looking forward to it.
- Jan. 21, 2024
Dr marla she was awesome very nice and compassionate staff is great and they accept vba benefits! I ... got oakley frames and trivex lenses all the options and i could not be happier would recommend to friends and family
- Jan. 21, 2024
Awesome Staff!!!👍🏾💪🏾😀😀
- Dec. 11, 2023
Great eye care and test!
- Aug. 09, 2023
Great selection of glasses! Great eye doctor! Very friendly and helpful staff! Love the renovations!...
- May. 31, 2023
Loved the atmosphere.
- May. 11, 2023
Very competent and caring physician and staff....easy to be a patient there......
- Apr. 28, 2023
I was genuinely impressed with everyone at eyetique. The staff was super friendly and accommodating.... Dr. Crawford was kind and explained everything very clearly and answered all our questions. The eye exam felt like it was very thorough. And at the end, we didn’t feel pressured to buy our frames from the location. We’ll definitely be coming back here.
- Apr. 27, 2023
I received the best customer service from Kylie - she is knowledgeable and professional, and very ea... sy to talk to. I have no problem recommending Kylie and the Shadyside store to my family and friends for all of their eye care needs.
- Mar. 29, 2023
kudos to Annette for having a good eye
- Feb. 13, 2023
I know folks'll say this place is pricey but we've never had a bad experience here. From the selecti... on to the friendly and always helpful staff (and the well-stocked candy dish), and most importantly, the quality of eye care, this place has been our go-to for glasses and exams.
- Jan. 20, 2023
Tonya is amazing! She went above and beyond to understand our needs and provide us with great pricin... g. Made our experience there an exceptional one!!
- Jan. 17, 2023
They were extremely nice to me, would definitely go back
- Jan. 02, 2023
Definitely the best experience I’ve had with an eye exam & getting contacts! Everyone was so kind ... & the process was quick and easy. I highly recommend the Shadyside location.

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Sport Vision Training in Shadyside

Our optometry practice in Shadyside

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • National Vision Administration (NVA)
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • VBA
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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