Merryman, A. R., & Abendroth-Smith, J. (2004). Vision training: Effects of motor skills and visual ability in experienced racquetball players. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 36(5), Supplement abstract 95.

This study evaluated the effects of vision training on visual ability and improvement of motor skills in experienced racquetball players. Ss (N = 14) were assigned to one of two groups: visual training with American Optometric Association techniques plus traditional racquetball practice, and a control group of practice only. Training lasted four weeks. A variety of visual indices were measured.

Both groups improved in oculomotor and motor skills from the start to the end of the experimental period. Between group analyses were not significant.

Implication. Vision training does not improve performance any more than does normal non-vision training.

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