Vizual Edge – Athletic Training Goes Digital, and Sports Vision Training Becomes More Accessible

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Vizual Edge releases new web based visual performance program. Just like "Weight training for the Eyes" ; athletes can improve the visual component of their game

Vizual Edge, LLC of Vernon Hills, IL, announced the release today of the next generation of its patented visual performance training process called the Vizual Edge Performance Trainer ® (VEPT). Now a web-based application, this redesigned software provides visual skills evaluation and training exercises developed to enhance athletic performance.

While usable by individuals, the VEPT is designed for family and team use with features such as the ability to add unlimited athletes, control access and review evaluations and training progress.

“One of the most important things for an athlete is his vision,” said University of Tennessee’s Nate Headley Director of Baseball Operations, who employs Vizual Edge for his team. “Athletes spend so much time in the weight room getting bigger, stronger and quicker, without realizing they can also train their eyes. My brother Chase Headley who plays 3rd base for the San Diego Padres is a big proponent of Vizual Edge.”

Of the five senses, 80% of what an athlete experiences comes through vision. Like “weight training for the eyes,” successful collegiate, Olympic and professional athletes have reported increased athletic performance and scientific research has validated the training approach.

Many strength and conditioning coaches and sports training facilities are now including this important component in a comprehensive training program.

A recent study conducted by a research team of professors from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Kinesiology Department demonstrated the correlation between improved hitting performance and eye training for baseball.

The study, headed by Dr. Frank Spaniol, was a follow-up to an investigation he conducted with the Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers. Using the Vizual Edge Program, Dr. Spaniol tested the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball players, ultimately proving that baseball vision training skills can be evaluated and trained.

“Our technology is really designed for any athlete in a sport that requires quick reactions,” said Dr. Barry Seiller, the Chicago-area ophthalmologist and Lasik specialist who developed the Vizual Edge Performance Trainer ®. “So many of our athletes have all of the mechanics, the size and strength, but still something is missing for them to excel. What’s missing is training their visual skills.”

Dr. Seiller works closely with a number of Major League Baseball teams. The innovative technology is currently being used by the Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.

“Vizual Edge’s sports vision training increases the speed and accuracy of your responses on the playing field,” said Kathy Puchalski, co-developer of the training software. “Our new web site provides a comprehensive and clear understanding of this technology with numerous explanatory videos. Successful clients/teams include softball, tennis, hockey, football, lacrosse, golf and many other sports including motor racing.”

The newly redesigned VEPT vision training software builds on its patented 3-D visual performance assessment and enhancement CD-ROM tool and is now accessible worldwide as a web-based training solution. Version 4 also features new exercises, lower prices, real-time feedback, progress charts and universal rankings.

For further information on the Vizual Edge Performance Trainer™, go to http://vizualedge.com or call 312-8VIZUAL (312-884-9825).

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