Vision Training Shows Potential to Improve Athletes’ Batting Performance

By Sarah Avery

Baseball Vision TestAthletes are always looking for ways to enhance their natural abilities, and spend hours performing training exercises that build muscle memory, speed, endurance and coordination.

But exercising the eyes? In a study conducted by Duke Health researchers, a concerted training regimen for the eyes shows the potential to help athletes and others improve coordination skills.

Publishing in the journal Psychology of Sport and Exercise, the researchers--led by associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences Greg Appelbaum, PhD--demonstrate that vision training for a group of college baseball players led to improvements in their batting practice performance.

Read the full press release on the Duke Health News website.