Eighty percent or more of the information we collect from our surroundings is visual. As such it is often said that “the eyes lead and the body follows.” Many athletes realize that sports vision training has the potential to enhance
their athletic performance.
Static and dynamic visual acuity, visual “tracking” / convergence / accommodation, visual “recognition” and concentration, peripheral vision / “awareness”, depth perception, colour vision, contrast sensitivity and hand-eye/foot coordination are some of the components of sports vision.
THE TESO CLINIC & SPORTS VISION
Dr. Ing is an ophthalmologist (M.D. eye physician and surgeon) with additional specialty fellowship training in neuro-ophthalmology, strabismus surgery, and oculoplastic (eyelid/orbital) surgery. Neuro-ophthalmologists are the
recognized experts at diagnosing visual deficits, ocular dysmotility, peripheral vision and contrast sensitivity problems. Strabismus surgeons and neuro-ophthalmogists are the specialists who treat ocular misalignment and eye movement problems. Eyelid and orbital surgeons care for many patients after sports-related eye trauma.
Dr. Ing has published on the effect of hockey visors on visual function in the Canadian Journal of
Ophthalmology. He has lectured on “Running and the Eye” at the American Medical Athletic Association (Boston, MA), and on “Neuro-ophthalmic Problems in Exercise and Sports” at the annual Canadian Ophthalmologic Society meeting. He is also a member of a Sports Vision internet discussion group for eye doctors.
In his younger years, Dr. Ing completed 10 full marathons (including Boston, Venice, Great Wall China at Jinshanling, and Australia), more than 12 duathlons, 2 St. George to Ancaster tandem mountain bike races, 120km of the Cycle for Sight ride, and the “O” course.