How to Translate Sports Benefits for Patients

How to Translate Sports Benefits for Patients

Posted by EyePromise on Apr 7th 2022

As the official eye vitamin of the Boston Red Sox, we know our EyePromise® nutraceuticals can have a big impact on performance. These improvements are validated by clinical research as well as personal testimonials by athletes who have been faithfully taking EyePromise. However, it can be difficult for patients to fully understand the performance improvements and translate them to their daily lives. We’re sharing a few suggestions on how to help patients make this connection.

Reaction Time & Visual Processing Speed

Why It’s Good for the Red Sox

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 to swing or not 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 your Patients

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 your Patients

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 Your Patients

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.

Want to give your patients a chance to try EyePromise? Contact EyePromise at support@eyepromise.comto see how our programs can be customized for your practice.