and how sports vision training can improve performance
Gymnastics is a performance sport which requires extremely precise body control, and excellent precision, in order to carry out the impressive and complex routines that most people are familiar with. While there are many skills which are vital to a gymnast’s success, there are also a number of vision skills which, if improved, can help a gymnast reach those truly elite levels.
Sports vision training provides athletes with a competitive advantage by improving the specific visual skills they need for the position and sport they play.
While there are a number of vision skills that are important for gymnasts, some are more crucial to performance than others.
Core vision skills for gymnasts include:
Secondary visual skills for gymnasts aren’t necessarily any less important than core visual skills, though they are not quite as central to what is needed for a gymnast to be successful.
Originally from Arizona, Levi received his Bachelor’s of Science in Zoology from Northern Arizona University and his Doctorate in Optometry from Pacific University in Oregon. He is board certified in developmental vision and vision therapy by COVD. He purchased the practice from the Inversos in 2012. He likes spending time with his family (wife and two children,) mountain biking, and undertaking creative projects. He wrote the vision therapy software used by the clinic, retinal camera software, and the computerized eye-chart used for exams.