Sports Vision Training in Andover

Sports Vision Training in Andover

Giving Athletes an Edge Over Their Competition

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Ready to Get Your Vision Into Shape?

It takes way more than strength and speed to be at the top of your game.

The skills required by an athlete — those that make the difference between good and extraordinary — depend on vision skills which can be perfected.

Baseball, tennis and football are examples of sports games that require the skills and abilities to keep your eyes focused on the ball.

Football receivers and quarterbacks need a high level of tracking and depth perception to complete a pass, as well as high peripheral vision awareness.

Sports vision training can enhance the communication between your eyes, brain and body, to help you excel in your sport and turn your vision into an invaluable asset on the court or field.

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Sport Vision Training in Andover

Our optometry practice in Andover

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Hours
  • Monday 7:45 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

4 Ways Sports Vision Training Can Give You a Competitive Edge

  • Builds visual skills

    Sports vision training strengthens essential visual skills, such as: 

    • Hand-eye coordination
    • Peripheral vision
    • Reaction time
    • Visual memory
    • Depth-perception
  • Custom-designed program

    Our eye care professionals will consult with you and create a program designed according to your strengths, weaknesses, and athletic goals. This therapy consists of weekly in-office appointments and assigned daily exercises.

  • Fits your training schedule

    Weekly appointments and daily exercises can easily conform to your workout routine. With just 20 minutes a day, you may begin to see improvement in your performance.

  • Optometrist-approved

    Sports vision therapy is a scientifically-proven method of enhancing athletic performance. The program is developed by optometrists with extensive training in monitoring eye health and building visual skills.

Sports vision training: the ultimate game changer

Patient Reviews
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- Apr. 16, 2024
Dr Deshaies was very patient and informative.
- Apr. 16, 2024
I go an extra 20 minutes to be treated by Andover Optometry because they do everything possible for ... their patients!
- Apr. 04, 2024
Friendly, efficient staff and Dr Watanabe is wonderful.
- Mar. 26, 2024
Dr. Watanabe and his stuff were very friendly, helpful and professional. Dr. Watanabe was very calm ... and took his time examining my son's eyes. He answered all our questions with honesty and explained the process and future steps to take to get my son's version healthy. We are very happy to find this place and to finally find a real eye doctor for my son and maybe the whole family.
- Mar. 19, 2024
ALWAYS OUTSTANDING IN EVERY RESPECT!
- Mar. 12, 2024
Everyone is so nice, polite, unrushed, and thorough, and yet still I was seen pretty much on time ev... ery time I have gone in so far. A huge plus for me!
- Mar. 08, 2024
Dr Watanabe has been my optometrist for many years. He’s a Pros pro. The only one I would go to fo... r Ortho K.
- Mar. 04, 2024
Dr. Watanabe is why I come to this practice. I have a very complicated visual condition, and DrW is ... the only eye doctor I want to see. He is simply the best--talented, skilled, a great listener, responsive, friendly, and supportive. If you're lucky enough to have DrW as your eye care practitioner, you are in good hands. The front-desk staff is also helpful and friendly. This is a wonderful practice.
- Feb. 20, 2024
Lovely optometry office. Great selection of eyewear and the staff are wonderful and quite helpful i... n getting me a great pair of glasses at the lowest cost to me.
- Feb. 20, 2024
Dr. Deshaies is very thorough and explains everything during eye exam. His calm manner helps one to ... relax during the visit. And the staff in the office are very warm and engaging and responsive to any questions asked. Also very convenient to have parking right nearby.
- Feb. 17, 2024
good service and very informed group
- Feb. 15, 2024
It was THE BEST eye exam I have ever had in my life! I can FINALLY see and read things crystal clear... !
- Feb. 13, 2024
Very attentive staff and doctor. They are on top of their game.
- Jan. 27, 2024
My visit was pleasant and easy going, from signing in/paperwork to the exam with Dr. Deshaies. He ex... plained things so clearly and made me feel confident in my care during my eye exam. All of the staff are welcoming and helpful! Thank you!! 😊
- Jan. 25, 2024
The staff remembered my son running out of contact lenses real soon and kept it to their mind. So w... hen a cancelling came in, they (two staff in different times) called and made my son able to see the doctor within a week; schedule showed that the doctor had booked out in three months! We truly appreciate it and could clearly see that patients' needs are well valued!
- Jan. 20, 2024
My wife and I have been coming to Dr. Deshaies for many years. He is very professional, thorough and... courteous. He also gives every patient the amount of time they need and will answer any and all questions you might have. I would highly recommend Dr. Deshaies to anyone.
- Jan. 17, 2024
Excellent service!
- Nov. 21, 2023
No wait emergency exam when I showed up before your posted opening hour. Thank you.
- Oct. 18, 2023
Quick and accurate fit every time. Truly the best practice ever!
- Oct. 07, 2023
Best service and most friendly staff! I have terrible nearsightedness, so I’m very picky about whe... re I go for eye care. Dr. Deshaies is patient, answers my million questions when I go in, and is really looking out for his patients. Big thank you to Marcia for helping with the payment and contact ordering process and making it easy. Come here if you want to be taken care of!

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Sport Vision FAQs

I have 20/20 vision. Why should I do sports vision training?

Thinking that 20/20 vision is the equivalent of perfect vision is a common misconception. Visual acuity and visual skills are two separate things. Visual acuity tests measure how well you can read letters from a chart, but it can’t predict how well you’ll see the ball or how quickly you’ll react to visual stimuli. It's common for people with 20/20 vision to lack the visual skills needed to truly excel in their sport.

What does sports vision training involve?

The sports vision specialist will consult with you, administer eye tests, and provide you with a custom-designed treatment program best suited for your needs and aspirations. During the weekly in-office sessions, the specialist will assign home exercises, measure your progress, and adjust the program as needed.

What tests do I need for sports vision?

During the initial consultation, a sports vision specialist will give you an eye exam to determine your eye health and visual skills. The eye exam may test the following: 

  • Visual acuity
  • Contrast sensitivity
  • Eye tracking
  • Focus 
  • Depth perception

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