Vision assessment is important to players

Prospect Vision Assessment Is Becoming Standardized

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In January 2017, MLB and USA Baseball partnered with RightEye to provide baseball prospects with vision assessments. Rick Riccobono, chief development officer of USA baseball stated, “These are sports areas that can be enhanced through training, and will give athletes important insights about reaching their maximum potential.”

Measures include Dynamic Visual Acuity, Simple Reaction Time, Choice Reaction Time, Discriminate Reaction Time, Eye Dominance(balanced eyes are best), and Cardinal Gaze Position. These measurements are used to generate a report comparing the athlete to norms on:

  • Visual acuity when moving
  • Visual speed, processing, and reaction time in choice and discriminate situations
  • Performance vision including maximum speed of object
  • Motor latency


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