Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Vision Science

Committee Chair

Bradley M. Coffey


The sports vision discipline within the field of optometry is concerned with visual skills associated with athletic performance. A battery of tests that approximate observed visual skills in sport, entitled the Pacific Sports Visual Performance Profile (PSVVP), was utilized to evaluate 147 subjects. These individuals, each fulfilling criterion defining a non-athlete, completed the series of tests for the purpose of generating normative data. The norms provide a basis of quantitative analysis for purposes such as determining validity of particular optometric tests used in evaluating aspects of vision and sports performance. This study offers normative data for the non-athlete in standardized optometric tests and allows basis for further work in vision and athletics. Statistical analysis of normative data for the non-athlete versus previously generated Olympic Festival athlete data was also performed.

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