February Newsletter - Are You Watching the Ball?
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PLAY BALL!

Catchers and pitchers are reporting to spring training.



It is almost time for summer sports like baseball, tennis, biking, swimming, golf and numerous other games. Whether you are a toddler just learning how to throw a ball or a highly competitive athlete, it is never too early to start training your vision for your specific sport! 
 
Are you ready? Whether you participate merely for fun or competition, take the steps to be sure that you are safe, enjoying the game and getting the most out of your sports time. 
 
Make sure you and your children have comprehensive vision examinations yearly. Ask your optometrist about your specific sport.
  1. Do you need to wear your glasses or contact lenses for sports?
  2. Should you be wearing protective sports glasses/sunglasses?
  3. Are your visual skills adequate for the sports task you attempt?
  4. Could you benefit from sports vision training?
To find an optometrist in your area, check out the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) website or the American Optometric Association Sports Vision Center.

Start It Now!

Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Are you truly able to see, focus and concentrate to excel at your sport?
  2. Can your eyes and body sync and coordinate to the fullest potential, or do you feel disconnected with what you see and how your body moves?
  3. Do you achieve the “mental” edge for your sport through the See It. Say It. Do It! Process?
  4. Are you visually safe and know how to PREVENT injuries so that you can focus on your sport?
Practicing the See It. Say It. Do It! Process with your child at an early age gives him/her a lifetime skill. The combination of solid visual training, physical training and confidence really comes together in sports. Allison Arnold, Ph.D., is the founder of Head Games and serves as a consultant to USA Gymnastics and U.S. Figure Skating in addition to amateur, professional and collegiate athletes. Dr. Arnold says: “It’s never too early to teach your child the basics of mental training. Training the mind is no different from training the body.”

If your child has not utilized visualization for practice before, she might need a little experience to see the connection between her mind and her sports performance. Try one of these activities, for the young child or the older child. Modify the activity specifically for your child’s sport by filling in the blanks.
 

 

“Dr. Lynn Hellerstein opened my eyes to the power of visualization. Great athletes use it… you should too!”

- Joe Theismann
NFL Broadcaster/Entrepreneur, NFL Pro-Bowl Quarterback

DON'T LOSE OUT! Remember, strong visual skills are a hallmark of exceptional athletes! Now you, too, can learn and easily implement many of these visual brain training skills with your kids!

Want to Improve Your Sports Game?


Come learn about and experience some of the newest technology in sports vision training at our FREE Workshop Wednesday, March 11, 2015.  Plus, take home a FREE copy of Dr. Hellerstein’s award-winning sports vision book just for attending!

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With love and gratitude,

Lynn Fishman Hellerstein, O.D., FCOVD, FAAO

New Vision Article!

Read Dr. Hellerstein's new article Vision Problems in Children with Sensory Processing Disorder.

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Want to Improve Your Sports Game?

Experience Sports Vision Training

Wednesday,
March 11, 2015
6:30 - 7:30 P.M.

Speakers: Lynn F. Hellerstein, O.D., FCOVD, FAAO & Staff

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Thursday,
April 30, 2015

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