Entries by Michael Nelson

Olympic Vision Day 14: Hockey Vision

Team Canada has been criticized for the lack of goal production from their forwards and that if it wasn’t for the defense they would be dire straits.  During the preliminary rounds Team Canada has 7 goals from defensemen and 6 from forwards. If you are looking for a possible answer perhaps it has to do […]

Stickhandling Research Study

EyeGym Stickhandling Study 2014 DETAILS Waverley Eye Care Centre, home of EyeGym Canada, is currently investigating the potential benefit of strobe glasses on stickhandling training in youth hockey players.  A recent study conducted with the Carolina Hurricanes showed the use of strobe glasses were beneficial in training hockey skills.  If you are born in 2001 […]

Assess Your Sports Vision At Your Annual Eye Exam

It’s back to school time and that means it is time to schedule your annual eye exam.  Annual eye exams will ensure that you are seeing well for the upcoming school year.  We will check and improve your vision so you are seeing well and we will also check the health of your eyes to […]

Heads Up Stickhandling

  When you are watching a hockey game have you ever noticed that some kids that always seem to make that perfect pass.  Announcers describe players like this as having ‘great vision’.  Sports vision specialists can measure the size of an athlete’s detailed vision zone but the first step is quite simple – look up.  If you are […]

Could You Stop an NHL Slap Shot?

It’s July and hockey season is just around the corner…so it is time to start thinking about your preseason training.  Every goalie’s dream is to have the chance to stop an NHL slapshot from the point.  So do you think you could do it? Let’s go back to physics class and figure it out. Let’s […]