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Connecting Performance Improvements to Daily Life

Connecting Performance Improvements to Daily Life

Posted by EyePromise on May 5th 2022

After over a decade of being involved in professional sports like golf and baseball, we know our EyePromise eye vitamins can help improve performance. These results are backed by clinical research as well as athletes who take EyePromise. However, we know it can be difficult to fully understand performance improvements and how they can translate to daily life. Here are a few examples of how athletic performance improvements can help in everyday situations.

Reaction Time & Visual Processing Speed

Why It’s Good for the Boston Red Sox

For the third year in a row, EyePromise is the official eye vitamin of the Boston Red Sox! They like EyePromise for several reasons, but one of the biggest benefits is an increase in visual processing speeds. The time between seeing a fast ball leave the pitcher’s hand and reach home plate is 434 milliseconds. Improving visual processing speed lets the batter assess the pitch and decide whether to swing faster.

The time difference between a “hit” and a foul ball is 7 milliseconds. Better reaction time lets the brain tell the body to swing faster, improving the swing from a foul ball to a home run.

Why It’s Good for You

A car accident happens in the blink of an eye. That takes an average of 400 milliseconds. Improving visual processing time lets you assess the situation in front of you and make better decisions quicker.

An improvement in reaction time allows your brain to communicate your decision to your body faster, helping you avoid the accident rather than becoming part of it.

Glare Recovery & Light Sensitivity

Why It’s Good for the Red Sox

Lighting plays a big part in the game of baseball. Whether it’s the sun during a day game or the stadium lights at night, bright lights can cause problems during gameplay. Improving a player’s ability to recover from the glare helps them see pop flies easier, and reducing light sensitivity makes playing on sunny days easier on the eyes.

Why It’s Good for Golfers

For golfers, light sensitivity and glare can make it difficult to see their target (i.e., the green) 200+ yards ahead of them. Additionally, it’s more difficult to track a ball driven along the bright blue sky when the eyes are sensitive to the sunlight. Reducing glare and light sensitivity can help golfers focus on their target and follow their drives for easier location on the fairways.

Why It’s Good for You

Lighting is also a big factor when driving. The glare of oncoming headlights, the reflection of the sun off snow or water, or driving into a sunrise or sunset can cause problems for drivers. Reducing light and glare sensitivity helps you drive more comfortably and confidently.

Contrast Sensitivity

Why It’s Good for the Red Sox

Contrast sensitivity is the ability to distinguish between objects of the same or similar colors. In baseball, the light ball can disappear against a light sky or when passing across a player’s light jersey. Improving contrast sensitivity helps players make sure they keep their eye on the ball.

Why It’s Good for Golfers

When it comes to golf, many say that what separates the pros from the amateurs is the short game. Reading the greens can be a priceless skill to have, and increased contrast sensitivity makes it even easier to see the subtle slopes and divots in a green. Knowing where the differences are helps a golfer plan the path of the putt and, ultimately, helps with putting success.

Why It’s Good for You

Whether it’s seeing a dark car on a dimly lit street, telling the difference between a dark navy and black shirt, or reading a menu in a restaurant with “mood lighting,” improving your contrast sensitivity can help make all these tasks easier and make sure you go to work with the right shirt on.

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