Vision Training For Skateboarding

Skateboarding is a sport which requires high levels of body control, coordination, and quick reaction times. Additionally, skateboarding is generally done on hard surfaces, so improving key skills can not only help overall performance, but may also help avoid injury.

 

Vision Training For Skateboarding in Manhattan

Sports vision training is customized training that gives athletes a major edge against the competition by improving the specific visual skills needed for the position and sport that they play. 

Amplify EyeCare Manhattan

Core Visual Skills

While there are a number of vision skills that are important for skateboarders, some are more crucial to performance than others.

Core vision skills for skateboarders include:

  • Hand-Eye-Foot-Body Coordination: There is a great deal of coordination required to be done while moving if a skateboarder hopes to pull off the best tricks. Improving this vision skill is a no-brainer for anyone seeking to improve their performance.
  • Visual Distance Calculation: Skateboarding often involves moving over extended distances and in making precise jumps, improving one’s visual distance calculation will help a skateboarder better make the jumps he/she goes for.
  • Anticipation Timing: This vision skill helps one better utilize visual input to make sure that timing is right when taking an action. In skateboarding, where there is often little time to decide to commit to a move, those extra moments can be crucial.
  • Depth Perception: As with any sport that involves movement in various different directions, and jumping, superior depth perception is a major advantage for a competitive skateboarder.

Secondary Visual Skills

Secondary visual skills for skateboarders aren’t necessarily any less important than core visual skills, though they are not quite as central to what is needed for a skateboarder to be successful.

  • Balance and Proprioception: While many might not realize it, balance is a visual skill, and especially for skateboarding, improving one’s ability to balance while on the skateboard can yield major benefits. Additionally, improving one’s proprioception, which enables an athlete to know where the body is in space, is also extremely helpful for skateboarders when performing moves that involved them going airborne.
  • Visualization: The ability to visualize oneself successfully completing an action, such as making a skateboard jump, is incredibly helpful for anyone seeking to compete at the highest levels. Improving this skill will help a skateboarder be able to better commit to the move, and thus increase his ability to make it.

 

Secondary Visual Skills
Elevate your level of play and edge out the competition

Elevate your level of play and edge out the competition

with sports vision training!

Book an appointment

Dr. Wernick cartoon

Dr. Wernick

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.

Related Articles

Testimonials


  • At Amplify with Dr Wernick I was seeking help for seemingly intractable, probably age-related dryness. I've seen other doctors about it, and that has been helpful, but what he explained to me about it and the careful way he answered all my questions gave me so much more of a clear understanding of what is going on (and is not) that I am more able to implement all his and others' recommendations than I was before. And he gave me additional resources for further follow-up. I am most grateful.


    Cynthia Norton

  • Wow! This is a great Eye Care medical facility. I was thoroughly examined by Dr. Pinkhasov for over 2 hours. She made sure to check my eyes for pretty much everything and patiently explained proper care for my eyes. They definitely know how to provide great care and treat their patients right. Now I know why they have such a great reputation and been around for so long.


    Steve Fay

  • Dr. Kavner is a gifted diagnostician and orthoptic therapist. He treated me several decades ago for a condition similar to dyslexia. I was having migraines five times per week. I worked with him for about a year and I experienced tremendous improvement (down to 3-4 per year) that has lasted.


    Mary K.

  • Dr. Kavner recommended two types of eye therapy for my daughter. One of them using bio-feedback. In just three sessions she is seeing considerably better. She shouted this morning: Ooh my God! I could not see these letters with my glasses on, and now I can see them without my glasses. If you are willing and able to invest in improving your vision, this is a good place to go to!


    Peter G.

  • Dr. Kavner recommended two types of eye therapy for my daughter. One of them using bio-feedback. In just three sessions she is seeing considerably better. She shouted this morning: Ooh my God! I could not see these letters with my glasses on, and now I can see them without my glasses. If you are willing and able to invest in improving your vision, this is a good place to go to!


    Kinkie F.

Blog

smart-contact-lens-fingertip-new-tech

Contacts for Keratoconus

Contact lenses can be used for improving your vision and comfort if you have keratoconus. But before we get into […]

Read More
eye-problems-such-as-near-sighted

Why are your eyes tired, dry, or vision blurry after hours on a phone or computer? Understanding the impact of digital screen time on how we blink

Digital devices affect our blinking rate and can lead to digital eye strain. In the United States, nearly 70 percent […]

Read More
jack-b-oWUeGozstgs-unsplash

Keratoconus

Keratoconus occurs in approximately one in 2,000 individuals and affects people of all races equally. What is keratoconus? It is […]

Read More
see all blogs

Contact Us To Amplify Your EyeCare

Amplify EyeCare Manhattan Logo

Working Hours

Tuesday - Thursday
9:30am–5pm

Friday
9:30am–3pm

Saturday
9:30am–2pm

Sunday
Closed

Location
235 East 67th Street, Suite 201, New York, New York, United States, 10065
Fax
(212) 759-2220
Website Accessibility Policy
Safety protocols page
privacy policy
Cancellation Policy
For Patients
appointment
Call Us
Referrals
Assessments
eyefile-adduserphone-handsetcalendar-fullarrow-uparrow-right linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram