and how sports vision training can improve performance
Motocross is a sport which takes place at high speed, and requires the ability to effectively track everything taking place during the race, and the ability to react quickly to developments ranging from an upcoming turn to another rider ahead. Improving these skills can provide the edge a competitor needs to truly succeed.
Elite racers rely on elite visual performance that extends far beyond 20/20 vision. While there are a number of vision skills that are important for motocross riders, some are more crucial to performance than others.
Core vision skills for motocross riders include:
Secondary visual skills for motocross riders aren’t necessarily any less important than core visual skills, though they are not quite as central to what is needed for a racer to be successful.
Secondary visual skills for motocross riders include:
Dr. Nathaniel (Nat) Wernick, FCOVD, graduated from the Northeastern State University College of Optometry and was selected for Residency training at the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry. As a Resident Optometrist, he specialized in Pediatrics, Vision Therapy, and Traumatic Brain Injury. He has advanced training in developmental optometry and is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD).
Patients visiting Dr. Wernick will receive an in depth examination that extends beyond a comprehensive eye examination with a detailed look at ocular health, vision, contact lens fitting, prescription for eyewear, as well as developmental vision to screen for teaming skills, binocular vision, and visual processing. Dr. Wernick provides full-scope care to patients of all ages including diagnosis and treatment of conditions including red eyes, eye allergies, diabetic and hypertensive eye checks, glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eyes, eye strain/headaches, and cataracts. Dr. Wernick's advanced training in developmental vision, makes him a sought after provider for pediatric patients, special needs, post concussion, post stroke and sports vision.
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