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Contrast Sensitivity Challenge (Hockey)

Improve dynamic visual acuity,
contrast sensitivity and focused attention

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Equipment:
Paint or purchase a puck, ball or object that is similar to the color of the background it is used on; for example, use a white puck for ice hockey or use a green ball for field hockey.
Procedure:
Practice regular drills in low contrast conditions by substituting, for example, a normal black puck with a white puck.

Build up to 10 minutes of practice with similarly colored object.

3 Air Force Exercises to Improve Your Vision

Athletes at the Air Force Academy have been performing cadet vision training exercises for more than a decade, with impressive results. The first year the baseball team used vision training, they led the nation in batting average. Since then, Air Force athletes have achieved better than 20/20 vision and improved vision drill scores by 200 to 300 percent. Get your own results with these three vision drills.

Saccadic Drill

Why do it: Enhances eye stamina and focus, which pilots need to complete precision maneuvers and athletes need for games.

How to do it:

  • Assume sport-specific stance in front of two different letter charts located 10 feet apart
  • Call out first letter on left chart, then rapidly move eyes to read first letter on right chart
  • Progress down both charts as quickly as possible

Sets/Duration: 2×60 seconds, 1-2x per week

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Eye-Hand Speed Drill

Why do it: Develops hand-eye coordination and improves ability to make split-second decisions.

How to do it:

  • Assume athletic stance holding irregularly-shaped rubber reaction ball
  • Bounce ball off hard surface and catch
  • Change speed or distance to adjust difficulty
  • Can be performed alone or with a partner

Sets/Reps: 4×8-12 with 1- to 2-minute rest between sets, 1-2x per week

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Accommodation Drill

Why do it: Improves eye focus far and near.

How to do it:

  • Stand 20 feet away from 36-point letter wall chart; hold nine-point letter chart about six inches from eyes
  • Position hand-held chart slightly below wall chart in line of sight
  • Call out first letter on wall chart, then rapidly refocus to call out first letter of hand-held chart
  • Progress through both charts as quickly as possible

Sets/Duration: 2×60 seconds, 1-2x per week

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