Special thank you to sports vision specialist Dr. Larry Lampert who recently stopped by the Swingtraining.net Warehouse to do vision testing on several of our hitters. With all the work these players have done training for bat speed, swing quickness, reaction time, mechanics, and plate discipline, it was only natural that we address the often overlooked aspect of vision training.
Very interesting that despite 20/15 vision in a couple of the hitters, Dr. Lampert was quickly able to find areas for potential improvement - vergence, convergence, peripheral vision, focusing, tracking, and teaming of the eyes are all examples of how the eyes work to provide information to the brain.
Fortunately, these areas can be improved and the muscles controlling the eyes can be strengthened like other muscles in the body. After Dr. Lampert's evaluation, he set the players up with his internet based vision training program with directions specific to their areas of need.
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Dr. Lampert is local to the Palm Beach area with an office in Boca Raton. He's worked with top level athletes of several sports, not just baseball. Here are some links where you can find more information: