In the competitive world of post–high school athletics conditioning is everything. From muscle mass to lung capacity to endurance to speed athletes who can get an edge have a better chance of moving up the ladder to more and more elite levels of play.
But one aspect of conditioning that is often overlooked is vision. Ignored or undetected problems in the visual system have stopped many athletes' progress before making it to the professional—or even college—levels and has even ended otherwise promising professional athletic careers. But one cannot control vision right? Wrong!
Vision can be conditioned just like any other physical attribute and the earlier this conditioning starts the better. In See to Play eminent optometrist Michael Peters who works with many professional athletes and sports teams addresses every aspect of this vital component of elite athletics. Included are in-depth discussions of all facets of vision accompanied by myriad exercises to help athletes hone and condition peripheral vision acuity speed of focus eye-hand-body coordination and more. Constructed for athletes of all ages this essential book will truly enhance your or your child athlete's ability to see to play!
Dr. Michael Peters is a practicing partner of Eye Care Associates based in Raleigh NC which currently is the 20th-largest provider of eye care in the United States with 30 doctors and 20 offices. He attended West Virginia University for his undergraduate work and received his doctorate from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1988. After graduation he started his sports vision specialty at Eye Care Associates and is currently the director of their sports vision program. He is the eye doctor for several area professional sports teams and continues to work with elite athletes and athletes in the Olympic collegiate and amateur ranks. He has also lectured and published articles nationally on his work with athletes.
He lives in Raleigh NC with his wife Stacey and their three daughters.
Dr. Peters' stats: 1997 - present Carolina Hurricanes Team Optometrist 1998 - present Tampa Rays (AAA) playing for Durham Bulls 2011 - present Carolina Rail Hawks Team Optometrist 2009 - present Cincinnati Reds (AA) playing for Carolina Mudcats 2003 - present USA Baseball 2011 58th NHL All-Star Teams 2003 North Carolina State University - Director of Sports Vision program 2002 - 2008 Florida Marlins (AA) 1999 - 2002 Colorado Rockies (AA) 1991 - 1998 Pittsburgh Pirates A) 1989 - 1997 Atlanta Braves (A) Wakefield High School