Vision Training For Volleyball

Volleyball is a fast-paced sport which relies heavily on teamwork. There are many vision skills which are particularly useful for volleyball players, and improving them can help volleyball players take their game to the next level. 

Vision Training For Volleyball in Santa Clarita

Sports vision training is customized training that gives athletes a major edge against the competition by improving the specific visual skills needed for the position and sport that they play.

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Core Visual Skills

While there are a number of vision skills that are important for volleyball players, some are more crucial to performance than others.

Core vision skills for volleyball players include:

  • Depth Perception: In volleyball, a lot depends on the angle in which a player hits the ball over the net. Additionally, a player needs to be able to quickly determine the best way to get to the ball before it hits the ground on their side. Improving depth perception will give players better ability to do both of these vital tasks more effectively.
  • Eye Tracking: During a volleyball game, the ball is constantly in motion, as are the players. Improving eye tracking, the ability to quickly and accurately follow the motion of an object, can give players a crucial edge over their opponents.
  • Hand-Eye Coordination: As with many sports, hand-eye coordination is a crucial skill for players in many sports. In volleyball, since you have to hit a ball which is in motion, superior hand-eye coordination is essential for those competing at high levels.
  • Peripheral Awareness: In volleyball, a lot relies on knowing where your teammates are, so you can coordinate on how to keep the ball in the air, and get it back over the net. Improving your peripheral vision provides increased ability to keep track of them while keeping your eye on the ball.

 

Secondary Visual Skills

Secondary visual skills for volleyball players aren’t necessarily any less important than core visual skills, though they are not quite as central to what is needed for a volleyball player to be successful.

  • Dynamic Visual Acuity: Dynamic visual acuity is the ability to see objects clearly while they are in motion. In volleyball, where players are often in motion as they track the ball, improving this skill can provide increased ability to effectively make it to the ball for a great save or hit.
  • Accommodation: Accommodation is the vision skill which allows the eyes to quickly change focus between near and far objects. In volleyball, where the ball can suddenly move from the opposing side of the court to your side, improving this skill can provide extra crucial moments in which to react to the flow of the game.
Secondary Visual Skills

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Dr. Garbus

Dr. Carl Garbus graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1980. He opened two private practices in Valencia, Family Vision Care Optometry and Family Vision Care Optometry Neuro Vision Rehabilitation. Currently the practices emphasize care for children and adults with vision deficits from traumatic brain injury, stroke and developmental and learning problems.

Dr. Garbus has hospital privileges and consults at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara and Henry Mayo Hospital in Santa Clarita. In addition, Dr. Garbus works with the following rehabilitation centers; Centre For Neuro Skills, Solutions At Santa Barbara and the Brain Injury Specialists. He has made various presentations and in-services to optometric societies, occupational therapy groups, and PTA groups regarding vision problems. Another area of interest is working with children who have learning problems. Autism is on the rise and these children have many vision issues that need to be addressed. Family Vision Care has a new office that is equipped to help children who have autism. Dr. Garbus was president of the Los Angeles County Optometric Society in 1993 and served as president and vice president on the board for the Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA).

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  • My eight year old daughter was terrified to go to the eye doctor for fear of her eyes being dilated. The doctor was SO KID friendly! He immediately made her comfortable by engaging her in conversation. It was a geat experience.


    Joya B.

  • Dr. Garbus spent an amazing amount of time to solve my very complicated visual problems. Over the years he has continually achieved results beyond what others felt possible. He is always up to date on the latest science. He is great!


    Dolores K.

  • Family Vision Care Valencia makes it so easy. Staff is knows what they are doing and Dr. Garbus is thorough and kept me well informed during the exam.


    Kristy B.

  • I have been coming to Family Vision Center for almost 20 years. Dr. Garbus has been able to help my vision when other doctors could not. Now my kids see him as well. I highly recommend this office!


    Autumn C.

  • The Doctor is very good. I felt on this visit he seemed rushed. I had questions to ask him but he was already with another patient. I still do not know if my eyes are the same , worse, or better.


    Howard B.

Testimonials


My eight year old daughter was terrified to go to the eye doctor for fear of her eyes being dilated. The doctor was SO KID friendly! He immediately made her comfortable by engaging her in conversation. It was a geat experience.


Joya B.

Dr. Garbus spent an amazing amount of time to solve my very complicated visual problems. Over the years he has continually achieved results beyond what others felt possible. He is always up to date on the latest science. He is great!


Dolores K.

Family Vision Care Valencia makes it so easy. Staff is knows what they are doing and Dr. Garbus is thorough and kept me well informed during the exam.


Kristy B.

I have been coming to Family Vision Center for almost 20 years. Dr. Garbus has been able to help my vision when other doctors could not. Now my kids see him as well. I highly recommend this office!


Autumn C.

The Doctor is very good. I felt on this visit he seemed rushed. I had questions to ask him but he was already with another patient. I still do not know if my eyes are the same , worse, or better.


Howard B.

All the staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and has been for all the years I have been going there.


Mary Ann H.
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