Sports Vision Training in Barrington

Sports Vision Training in Barrington

Giving Athletes an Edge Over Their Competition

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Ready to Get Your Vision Into Shape?

It takes way more than strength and speed to be at the top of your game.

The skills required by an athlete — those that make the difference between good and extraordinary — depend on vision skills which can be perfected.

Baseball, tennis and football are examples of sports games that require the skills and abilities to keep your eyes focused on the ball.

Football receivers and quarterbacks need a high level of tracking and depth perception to complete a pass, as well as high peripheral vision awareness.

Sports vision training can enhance the communication between your eyes, brain and body, to help you excel in your sport and turn your vision into an invaluable asset on the court or field.

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Sport Vision Training in Barrington

Our optometry practice in Barrington

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • Davis Vision
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MetLife
  • Blue Cross
  • Aetna

4 Ways Sports Vision Training Can Give You a Competitive Edge

  • Builds visual skills

    Sports vision training strengthens essential visual skills, such as: 

    • Hand-eye coordination
    • Peripheral vision
    • Reaction time
    • Visual memory
    • Depth-perception
  • Custom-designed program

    Our eye care professionals will consult with you and create a program designed according to your strengths, weaknesses, and athletic goals. This therapy consists of weekly in-office appointments and assigned daily exercises.

  • Fits your training schedule

    Weekly appointments and daily exercises can easily conform to your workout routine. With just 20 minutes a day, you may begin to see improvement in your performance.

  • Optometrist-approved

    Sports vision therapy is a scientifically-proven method of enhancing athletic performance. The program is developed by optometrists with extensive training in monitoring eye health and building visual skills.

Sports vision training: the ultimate game changer

Patient Reviews
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- May. 03, 2024
I've seen Dr. Kowar for over 20 years. She's great at diagnosing medical conditions and terrific at... improving vision. My vision changed dramatically when I started working with her. She's a true professional, one with a big heart.
- Apr. 26, 2024
Went to Barrington Eye Care for my annual eye exam after moving out in the area. I had no major conc... erns with my vision however I wanted to stay on top of everything. Everyone at Barrington Eye Care was kind and helpful, and extremely thorough in explaining everything and making sure I had no questions.
- Apr. 24, 2024
The practice runs on-time, the findings are thoroughly explained. The staff is very pleasant to work... with.
- Mar. 23, 2024
Always good service.
- Mar. 21, 2024
Everyone is so amazing, super friendly environment. They make you feel right at home. I’d give the... m 100 stars if it left me. Everyone makes you feel right at home and they make the experience extremely comfortable. I’ve only been in the barrington area for 2 years now and they’re one of the reasons that made the move worth it. All around amazing in every category !
- Feb. 28, 2024
Dr. Lisa Kowar is brilliant. She also is kind and respectful and a good listener. We travel from Chi... cago to see her -- 'nuff said!
- Feb. 06, 2024
Dr. Lisa Kowar is wonderful.She helped me resolve an eye infection and I am very grateful. She is ex... tremely knowledgable, efficient and professional. Thank you Dr. Kowar.
- Feb. 03, 2024
Great staff and Drs! Everyone was so friendly and professional
- Nov. 16, 2023
Dr. Kate is a knowledgeable and caring professional seeking the optimal results. She brought new ins... ights to my follow-up appointment and suggested alternative approaches to correct my vision. Thank you, Dr. Kate!
- Nov. 10, 2023
Got a same day appointment when I needed it and the doctor was fabulous
- Nov. 02, 2023
Best place for complete eye solution. I had an appointment with Dr. Kate Schooley. She was responsiv... e to all my questions and paid great attention examining my eye.
- Oct. 21, 2023
The best place to get glasses. Great selection, great prices, and great staff to help with picking a... pair a glasses.
- Oct. 02, 2023
All of the staff is very professional and my eye dr is so efficient and very nice.
- Oct. 01, 2023
Excellent eye health care!
- Sep. 15, 2023
Dr. Kowar is fantastic! Highly recommend her to anyone looking for a quality eye exam with an exper... ienced and caring doctor.
- Sep. 11, 2023
Always happy with the experience.
- Aug. 31, 2023
Been a patient many years. Care is professional and prompt and friendly
- Aug. 11, 2023
Great customer service. Friendly staff. So helpful with picking out my new glasses.
- Jul. 22, 2023
We love everything about Barrington eye care. We have been coming for 23+ years and highly recommend... . We now travel from Nashville annually to see them.
- Jun. 27, 2023
Barrington Eye Care has been our family eye doctor for decades. Impressive credentials of the docto... r/s, great customer service. Will happily recommend to anyone looking for eye care.

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Sport Vision FAQs

I have 20/20 vision. Why should I do sports vision training?

Thinking that 20/20 vision is the equivalent of perfect vision is a common misconception. Visual acuity and visual skills are two separate things. Visual acuity tests measure how well you can read letters from a chart, but it can’t predict how well you’ll see the ball or how quickly you’ll react to visual stimuli. It's common for people with 20/20 vision to lack the visual skills needed to truly excel in their sport.

What does sports vision training involve?

The sports vision specialist will consult with you, administer eye tests, and provide you with a custom-designed treatment program best suited for your needs and aspirations. During the weekly in-office sessions, the specialist will assign home exercises, measure your progress, and adjust the program as needed.

What tests do I need for sports vision?

During the initial consultation, a sports vision specialist will give you an eye exam to determine your eye health and visual skills. The eye exam may test the following: 

  • Visual acuity
  • Contrast sensitivity
  • Eye tracking
  • Focus 
  • Depth perception

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