High Performance Vision: How to Improve Your Visual Acuity, Hone Your Motor Skills and Up Your Game
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About the Author
Dr. Donald S. Teig, OD, FAAO, received his BA in psychology from the University of Buffalo, and his BS and OD from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He has served as vision consultant to many professional sports teams in areas including baseball, football, and hockey, and is past president of the International Academy of Sports Vision, prior chairman of the Sports Vision Section of the American Optometric Association, and former director of the Institute for Sports Vision. Dr. Teig is also the founder and director of a national team of sports medicine experts known as "The A Team--High Performance Vision Associates."
Beginning over forty years ago, Dr. Teig pioneered work in sports vision and visual-motor performance training with major league baseball. Subsequently, Dr. Teig and his associates have worked with over fifteen major league baseball clubs, pro golf and tennis tours, several NBA basketball clubs, many Olympic teams, professional football and hockey teams, and dancers of the Joffrey Ballet.
Dr. Teig has written numerous articles on the relationship of vision to improved athletic performance. He has lectured throughout the world on this topic, and has developed much of the equipment and techniques being used in the field today. As a sports-vision specialist, Dr. Teig has appeared on several network television and radio programs, including featured segments of The Today Show, Dateline NBC, ESPN Sports Center, The View, and programs on HBO. He has also contributed to sports segments on New York's all-sports radio station, WFAN, earning him the nickname "Doctor Jock."
"Every professional team or athlete is in a constant search to improve performance. Sports vision is a vital avenue in this search. Don Teig has been passionate about the relationship between vision and performance for forty years. He has worked with many different athletes in various sports. This book will help anyone looking for that edge."--Head Athletic Trainer, New York Yankees "Steve Donohue "
"This book is a must-read for any professional in the field of player improvement. Dr. Teig is a visionary and pioneer in the discipline of vision and neuromuscular testing and training. The future of athletic development will be in the hands of the vision-training coach as much as the strength and fitness coach. This is truly cutting edge for the amateur or professional athlete."--Former NY Knicks Head Medical Trainer "Mike Saunders "
"Maximizing my vision and my approach to visualizing success as a goaltender was always a high priority in my career. Dr. Teig is the recognized pioneer in this field. His knowledge and approach to training my eyes helped me to achieve my goals as a professional athlete."--John Vanbiesbrouck
"The improvement of efficient vision skills over the years has had a huge impact on major league baseball, especially the hitters. Dr. Teig has been a leader in this technology ever since I was a player in the seventies, when he worked with me to improve my vision skills."--Chris Chambliss
"Dr. Don Teig's program proves the philosophy that you need to be visually fit, not just physically fit, if you want to gain a competitive edge. The information discussed throughout these pages will put you on track to improve your game if you take the time and effort to make these drills part of your training routine. I really appreciate Don's skill and technological knowledge, as well as his sincere commitment to keeping the eyes healthy. I am confident this book will help you in your quest for excellence."--Paula Creamer
"After decades of working with athletes, from Little Leaguers to professionals, [Dr.] Teig now shares his knowledge and experience in a guide focused on vision . . . covers the biological basics of vision in easily comprehensible terms, complete with detailed diagrams, questionnaires, and charts brimming with information . . . Teig is meticulous in his instructions; each graphic reinforces the information clearly detailed in the text . . . a mandatory textbook for anyone who participates in or coaches a sport."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)