Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of people typically use the Eye Performance program?

While virtually anyone can use Eye Performance, there are three categories of people that it most commonly used for:

1) Athletes, both professional and amateur that want to improve their ability to perform well in their specific sport. These individuals can be children, collegiate players, professional athletes or just adults who participate in sporting activities for exercise and leisure.

2) Children with vision problems that have impaired their ability to read, write and fully succeed in academic activities.

3) Drivers looking to improve their reaction time and peripheral vision. Visual training has be shown in studies to decrease accident rates significantly.

What training drills do I get?

Baseball
Dynamic Visual Acuity. Track pitches coming in at 46/60/90 mph and read the rotations of the threads

Golf
Work on your alignment for golf and hockey

Peripheral
works peripheral awareness and reaction time

Pursuits
works smooth eye movements where you follow an object with your eyes

Saccades
works speed and accuracy of jumping eye movements

Tachistiscope
works speed and span of recognition and visual memory

Vergences
eye muscle training for the muscles that move the eyes and hold them together as a team

Visual scan
works scanning eye movements

ZoneTrainer
discover the secret to being in that zone where you slow the game down.

What requirements do I need to run the program?

Any internet-capable computer running a browser that supports Flash Player 10 or higher.

How long does it take before I see results?

Some see changes in 5-10 sessions and others in 30-40.

How often should I do the program?

2-7 times per week although we recommend 4-5 times per week in the beginning to see results then you can taper down for maintanence to 2-3 times per week. Some pro’s I know do this 7 days a week to stay at peak performance. The more you do it the faster you will see results.

Do I have to do every game?

No. Do the games that challenge you. For example once you do ZoneTrainer and get it you may not feel like you have to do it as frequently. On the other hand the Vergence drills should be done continually.

What drills should I do and how many minutes should I do each drill?

At the top of the games list, you can select which activity your are interested in for a suggested visual training plan. However if you have the time you can do all of the drills.

My child has trouble with spelling. Are any of the games good for this?

Yes. Concentrate on the Tachistiscope drill for this.

On the vergence drills I always see two rings and cannot make into one.

Make sure this is not the “ghost image” of one ring. If you cannot fuse the rings together you should report this to your eye doctor. The doctors in the directory at www.covd.org specialize in these type of problems.

What if I can see only one ring on the Vergence drills?

Go to see your eye doctor to have this checked out.

How do I track results?

First of all look for improvements in real life. Improvements in sports performance, reading, etc.

Secondly, keep a log or journal and record your results shown at the end of each drill and compare over time. For example you may want to record initial scores and then compare scores every 10 sessions. The system will track your average scores over time but not individual scores from each time you play.

Does the program help with 3D viewing problems?

Absolutely. The American Optometric Association estimates that 25% of the population will have some type of problem viewing 3D whether not seeing 3D at all to it being uncomfortable for the viewer resulting in headaches, nausea, or fatigue of the eyes. A majority of the time these problems will be the result of a “marginal binocular(eye teaming) system.” The EyePerformance system addresses eye teaming specifically with the Vergence Drills. In addition to 3D movies, television and games 3D technology is being introduced into the classroom to teach lessons.