What is Sensory Training?
Everyone's eyes develop from birth. This is called Neuroplasticity. In certain individuals, especially elite, neuro-connections are more efficient. Visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, reaction time, etc. They are just wired better. Usually, by the first decade of life your best-corrected vision is locked in. Not that your prescription may not change, but what your best-corrected vision is ( be it 20/20 or 20/30) normally is set. You are "hard wired". I have a degree in Visual Science and a doctorate of optometry and had always been taught that neuroplasticity did not change after a certain age. I was taught wrong.
The brain is a very sophisticated optical processing device. Our vision is limited by a signal to noise ratio. Certain receptor fields of the retina gather all of the information they receive, good and bad, and send it all back to the brain to sort out. Some individuals, especially the top performing athletes, have better filters than others and therefore see better. In the past you had to be born that way, but not any longer. It's a lot like trying to listen to someone in a crowded room. The noise around limits the ability to hear. If you can filter out the noise the signal will come through clearer even though the person is speaking at the same level. It's the same with vision. We have vision training that teaches the brain to ignore or minimize the visual noise causing the signal to come through clearer.
What does that mean? The average improvement is one to two lines increase in visual acuity. 100% improvement in contrast sensitivity. Increased shape and movement detection (which is huge in almost all sports). Let us show you what this unique part of sports vision training can do for you.
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Dr. Taylor Bladh has been a practicing optometrist for over twenty years. He began working in the eighties and has continually updated his license to the fullest extent of the optometric practice. In fact, Dr. Bladh is one of only five percent of optometrists who are licensed to treat Glaucoma in the state of California.
This means that Dr. Bladh runs a truly one stop optometric office. While we continue to have a great traditional office with excellent staff, a wide variety of fashionable eye wear, an in office edger to make glasses while you wait, a large inventory of contact lenses, a great sunglass selection, and expertise in orthokeratology, we can also help your family with many medical eye problems that you may encounter. Glaucoma, eye infections, dry eye, diabetic eye exams, LASIK co-management, cataract monitoring and surgery follow up can all be handled by Doctor Bladh.
He has served on numerous boards including Vistakon’s contact lens advisory board, and product development, was the original director over optometric projects for Xela Aid a joint humanitarian aid nonprofit organization to the poor in Guatemala and traveled in the country to provide services. Dr. Bladh was part of the Nike Sensory Sports Training pilot and continues to develop his state of the art Sports Training Lab to this day. He is part of a research Project teamed with UCR to study ADHD and continues to develop new training and therapies for this growing population. His office is a clerkship site for Western University of Heath Sciences where current optometry doctorate candidates receive hands-on training in a real-world clinical setting.
Eye care at its best.
- Phone: (909) 861-3737
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
- Monday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Tuesday:9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- Wednesday:9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- Thursday:9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- Friday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Saturday:8:00 AM - 3:00 PM