About this Video
Athletes, and baseball players in this example, have superior visual abilities as compared to everyone else. Being able to see the baseball is not enough, instead they must be able to process the visual information efficiently, making a decision and coordinating a motor action. Older tests of seeing are not relevant to most needs in sports or in general and a newer test that takes into account a target size, its contrast and provides only quick views is more appropriate. Examples of interventions based on these abilities is presented, highlighting the resulting on-field success.
About the Speaker
Dr. Daniel Laby is an ophthalmologist in Boston, Massachusetts and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. He received his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Laby accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 210 doctors at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and one of 428 at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai who specialize in Ophthalmology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Hebrew.