Date of Award

Spring 1986

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Vision Science

Committee Chair

Bradley Coffey

Abstract

A visual enhancement training program utilizing the Eyespan was evaluated for its effect on reaction time (RT} and motor response time (MRT). The RT's and MRT's of 47 subjects were measured under identical conditions before and after a training program. Twenty four experimental subjects participated in a three week training program involving a minimum of 15 five minute sessions with the Eyespan. The other twenty three subjects served as the control for the study. After the training program, results indicated a significant improvement in RT's and MRT's of the experimental group in comparison to the control group. Since the effect of training with the Eyespan appears to be transferrable, it may be possible to improve athletic performance by improving RT's and MRT's through this type of visual enhancement therapy.

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