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Improve and maximise your visual potential at home with Ed Lyons’ eye training kits - if yu can’t see it, you can’t shoot it!
Vision and shooting are intrinsically linked – the accuracy with which you see the target dictates how you make the move to shoot it. What if you could improve that process and make your visual system more efficient?
Well, now you can... SportsVision consultant optometrist, Ed Lyons, has examined the eyes of over 1,300 shotgun shooters, from amateurs right the way up to Olympic medallists and world champions, and has developed three vision training kits which can drastically improve shooters’ visual performance from the comfort of their own homes; they can also be used prior to shooting a round to warm up your eyes as you would your muscles.
For less than half the price of a standard shooting lens, you can make a real difference to your visual skillset.
Sports Vision Kit 1 - Eye Muscle Training
Kit 1 includes ‘Brock String’, which can assist the user to develop better coordination of their eyes and ensure both are pointing in the same position in space, at the same time. It is an excellent tool for eye muscle and depth perception, and may also help some shooters overcome certain types of eye dominance problems. This kit also includes ‘Fusion Cards’, which can help to develop enhanced depth perception and spatial awareness.
Sports Vision Kit 2 - Depth Perception and Eye Speed
Kit 2 also includes Brock String, along with ‘Hart Charts’, which help to train our accommodative system – in other words, the ability to change focus from distance to near. Specifically, Hart Charts help to improve accommodative facility – the ability to increase and decrease our focusing on demand.
Our near focusing system begins to lose efficiency in our mid-40s, but the Hart Chart can also be used to train eye movements called ‘saccades’, which are rapid movements of the eyes that abruptly change the point of fixation. They range from the small movements made while reading, for example, to the much larger movements made while acquiring and locking onto a target.
Sports Vision Kit 3 - Total Workout (everything from Kits 1 & 2)
For the gold standard in home vision workout, take the plunge and go for Kit 3 – total workout! It contains everything from Kits 1 and 2, for a bargain price! Each exercise (in all kits) has its own instruction manual and a QR code which will take you to a private video demonstration.
Olympic Trap shooter and coach, Georgina Roberts, is a fan of the vision training kits and recommends them to shooters in all disciplines. She said: “Eyesight is crucial for performance in shooting disciplines and is regularly taken for granted.
“Until now, vision training has been very much forgotten about. Ed has developed a fantastic and affordable range of packages that have made this training more accessible for everyone. The best thing about these products is that they are incredibly effective, helping improve how you pick up a target and how you react to that target, which is beneficial for any shooter in any discipline.”
RRP: Kit 1, £59.99; Kit 2, £59.99; Kit 3, £79
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