What Is Sports and Performance Vision Therapy?
Performance vision relates to the way your eyes are or aren’t geared for optimum sports or other work or play performance.
Sport and music often requires high levels of concentration and also high levels of coordination.
Both of these traits are dependent on your vision.
What is Performance Vision?
Performance vision optometry involves the behaviour of the eyes in relation to:
Visual Acuity − Can you see moving objects clearly? As the ball comes closer to you, can you catch it easily due to being able to perceive its whereabouts clearly? Can you find that note easily on the page?
Eye Tracking − Can you keep your eye on the ball or notes in the music and track where it is in space? Can you concentrate hard enough to return a serve or keep the pace?
Eye Focusing − In high-speed sports games, you may need to change your focus from one object to another quite quickly. Can you focus on the new object easily? A new position?
Peripheral Awareness − If you can see out of the corners of your eyes, you’ll be able to quickly spot opponents or an available team member to pass the ball to. The whole score on the page of music.
Depth Perception − This visual skill helps your coordination, as it allows you to judge the distance and speed of objects in relation to yourself.
Eye-Hand or Eye-Body Coordination − The way in which your eyes perceive objects will have a direct effect on how they tell your body and hands to move in response to them.
How Can We Help Improve Your Sports Performance Vision?
We can help athletes improve sports and artists improve performance with individualised performance vision testing, prescriptions and holistic optometry and QPS therapies.
When you invest in your sports vision training, you can be sure that your sports and art performance will also flourish.
Our behavioural optometrist and QPS doctor in Melbourne conducts thorough performance eye tests in which he examines your eyes in all of the above areas.
Sometimes sports and artistic outcomes are not about pure athleticism, but also about how your whole body processes and reacts to visual information.
By taking advantage of scientific breakthroughs in the knowledge of brain neuroplasticity, we can improve performance patterns of the eye, visual processing and bodily reactions.
In turn, your physical performance in your chosen sport, work or art may exceed your previous abilities.
Sports Vision Training Benefits:
Eye-Hand or Eye-Body Coordination
Quantum Photo-Somatics is a dynamic process, activating the system to begin rearranging and realigning itself to a state of ease. On average, follow-up consultations resulting in a change of prescription occur on a 6-monthly basis. In most cases this is a decrease of prescription, allowing the system to continue moving forward. Where a prescription has increased, it is an indicator that more support is required at that moment, and will likely come down when conditions change.
However, if your new lenses aren’t delivering the comfort or improvement you expected within 100 days, we’re here for you. We’ll re-evaluate your eyes and make any adjustments that are required.
In the majority of cases, we find that a brief 15-30 minute consult suffices to determine the issue, and is usually a matter of further integration, or a slight adjustment to the prescription. These consultations are available free of charge within the 100 day warranty period.
- Progress and Support: In some cases, changes occuring as a result of the process may temporarily create some discomfort. Different stages of progress may require varying levels of support in order to reach the desired outcome.
- Consultation Fees: A consultation fee will be charged for consultations extending to an hour or more, given the extensive work involved.
- Discounted Lenses: If the outcome of your consultation is a significant decrease of prescription, new lenses will be prescribed at a 30% discount. Lens remakes under warranty are not honored for obvious improvements.
- Warranty Lens Remakes: If there’s another significant shift within the next 100 days, lens remakes we will remake your lenses free of charge.
As the outcomes of this work are highly individual, the application of this policy will have variability depending on the case, and is continually being adapted as the modality itself evolves.
Experience the Latest in Sports and Performance Vision Therapy with Microprism Vision
At Microprism Vision, we work at the cutting-edge of developments in behavioural optometry and Quantum Photo Somatics. Our Docklands clinic takes a holistic approach, making full use of the most current technologies for vision therapy for adults and children. We can prescribe glasses and a range of other therapies to help correct your eye condition. Call us today to book in for an eye exam on (03) 9606 0330. Read More
What Benefits Can You Expect from Sport Vision Training?
Whether or not your eyesight needs significant treatment at all, you’ll always gain something from coming in for performance vision training in Melbourne! Here are some of the benefits you can expect from sports vision training for better performance:
- You’ll know where you stand. Regular check-ups are important for your health in most areas, from general to dental. Your vision is no different. With regular observation from an optometrist in Melbourne, athletes can get an accurate idea of how their vision will progress in the near future and whether any issues may arise.
- You’ll have access to preventative treatment. If your vision has deteriorated somewhat, you’ll be able to detect it early, which greatly increases your chances of stopping any further deterioration and even restoring your vision somewhat. Of course, plenty of minor deterioration is not immediately obvious, so by the time one notices, it could be much more advanced! Our optometry therapies and tests can help avoid that.
- We can help you experience less eye fatigue. While fatigue is more commonly experienced due to device screens and continued exposure to blue light, athletes can also experience it after plenty of high-speed and high-intensity activity. Preventing eye fatigue is complicated, but you can always minimize its effects through regular therapy and care!
- Sports vision training can maximize comfort for you if glasses or contacts are required. If you’ve ever used contacts before, you’ll know that they’re not always very quick to put on or easy to bear; some days are especially teary! We can work with athletes to prevent those troubles by focusing on eyewear in highly active and demanding settings. In other words, we make sure that any required eyewear holds up at the most crucial times.
- Since performance vision optometry is all about optimising your eyesight, we can keep you informed on how to take your optic health into your own hands. Do you have any habits that are negatively impacting your eyesight? Are they any occupational hazards that might be affecting your eyes? We can advise you on that and more.
Get an Advantage Over the Competition with Improved Performance Vision
At Microprism Vision, we’re doing things in optometry that your regular optometrist just doesn’t know about. We’re using the newest technologies and scientific theories to bring about vision improvements that aren’t just good for your eyes. We take a holistic approach to vision that can help you improve the way your body interprets visual data, which can have great flow-on effects for your sports performance. To book one of our performance vision eye checks, call us today on (03) 9606 0330 to book an eye test. Read Less
Associations and Registrations
Here’s How It Works…
Book In An Eye Test or Tele-Consult
If you’re ready to get started, there are 3 options to choose from. You can schedule a free 360° vision screening test, or you can book a comprehensive Quantum Photo Somatics test of your vision and eye health. If you’re unsure, and you’d like more information – book a free 10-minute, no-obligation telehealth consultation with our team.
We Find Out More About Your Vision
You’ll discuss your vision with our experienced optometrist, then we’ll devise a treatment that’s tailored to your specific needs and vision. This will include the use of Microprism™ lenses and prisms that aim to stop deterioration and improve your eyesight.
Follow Our Treatment Plan
Your new Microprism™ lenses will ‘work out’ your eyes as you wear them. They aim to change the way your eye muscles work, while supporting how your brain processes visual information… an integrative approach that has helped 1,000s of our clients improve their vision and health.
Monitor Results And Adjust Accordingly
The aim of your treatment plan is to improve your eyesight, mind and body function within 6 months – an aim we’re serious about achieving. If there is no improvement after wearing your Microprism™ lenses, we’ll make adjustments and replace your prescription free of charge!
Hear What Clients Say About Us…
Michael has exceptional skill, knowledge and wisdom. He has a deep and genuine care for his work and all of his clients – always completely present and responsive to the needs and concerns that you bring to each consultation – and also, holding the utmost integrity at all times.
– Sara Cohen
Dr Christian’s patient specific approach was inclusive of my existing prescribed treatments. It connected all the different approaches allowing them to work together. My body was very receptive as I felt more connected and at ease.
– Mark Richardson
I’m a tennis player and for me it wasn’t about needing glasses, but about wanting to gain every advantage on my opponents possible. I no longer stare and look at the ball, the gaze allows all the information I need in one frame. It now feels like it comes to me.
– Lewis Miles
Microprism Vision is more than just the maintenance and treatment for your eyes.
Dr Michael Christian has a holistic approach to treatment. When the whole body works in cohesion all your systems all start working to their maximum levels giving you a much better quality of life.
When you’re in complete alignment, not only does your quality of life improve dramatically but so does your attitude to living life to the fullest.
– Grant Hansen
Need More Information?
Take A Look At Our FAQs
We help a range of vision and other health related problems by redirecting how light is presented to the body. People present with a range of issues including but not limited to:
- Sensitive eyes
- Poor vision
- Frustrated with vision
- Worsening vision
- Balance issues
- Complex issues
- Subconscious issues
- Low energy
- Low motivation
- Double vision
- Post stroke
- Post accident or injury
- Closed brain injury
- Post trauma
- Emotional stress
- Psychological issues
- Physical ailments
- Physical injuries
- Aches and pains
- Mobility issues
- Visual processing
- Performance and learning issues
- Turned eye
- Dry eyes
- Lazy eyes
We take a unique approach to vision and eye health by holistically and dynamically assessing vision, mind and body as a complete unit, working on conscious and subconscious levels.
Our unique methodology, Quantum (Energy) Photo (Light) Somatics (Body Movement) (QPS) has been developed by Dr Michael Christian. QPS supports Optometry and is an endorsed and accredited field with the IICT (International Institute of Complementary Therapies) myiict.com.
It engages a real time integrative feedback system of many factors, making adjustments, counter checks and further adjustments through the process.
Light uniquely and appropriately refracted through lens and prism combinations support and change factors such as breath, posture, balance, muscles, energy, nerves, emotions, movement and body functions, which in turn aims to positively affect the eyes and vision.
Once we understand the wearers profile, we prescribe balanced, highly customised, activating lens and prism prescriptions. These lenses aim to change the way the wearers eye muscles work while supporting how the brain processes visual information.
Just as you work out your body with weights and movement, the glasses we prescribe act as a personal trainer for your eyes that are designed to work just by wearing them, without the hassle of boring and limited time-consuming eye exercises.
The lenses aim to also encourage improvement of health conditions that are linked to, being caused by or exacerbated by poor vision, while aiming to avoid the usual deterioration of vision commonly experienced by long-term glasses wearers. The eyes affect the mind and body, and the mind and body affect the eyes.Both need optimal support. These links and relationships are thoroughly investigated in depth for each person.
Just as good air, food and water provides integral fuel for the body, good light, presented correctly, provides integral fuel for vision and mind.
The function of your eyes has a flow on effect to the rest of your mind and body. Just as changing any nerve or muscle group in the body does.
Microprism integrative prescriptions are derived by focusing two eyes together in specific binocular refractive patterns for clear perspective and detail discrimination. In Microprism progressive lens manufacturing, the prism is located in unique non-traditional active locations to ensure clear, open, comfortable and dynamic vision. Microprism directional prisms (up, down, in and out summations) are located differently and affect eye muscles, changing eye shape and location and the perception of objects within a space. The internal shift on eye muscles via the incoming prism re-directed light, effects and brings into alignment and balance, how near, distance and perspective are observed. This ideal state of alignment brings ease to the optical, motor and sensory system and has a positive flow on effect to the rest of the body. Light feeds the whole biophotonic transduction system of the body.
Check Out Our Industry-Leading
Eyewear And Optometry Services
Behavioural Optometry, Quantum Photo Somatics Therapy and more – we have a wide range of services that aim to improve common visual impairments, mind and body health.
NOT SURE IF THIS COULD WORK FOR YOU?
Book A Free 360° Vision Test
Since 2001, Microprism Vision’s have helped over 9,315 people to improve their vision and eye health, and it can all start with a free 10 minute, 360° vision test!
You’ll try on prism lenses while we test your vision under real world conditions – seated, standing, walking, at a distance, and in close range to a screen and objects. You’ll experience the benefits of prism first-hand!
Book your free test with us today and start your journey to better vision.