Expert: Eyewear study holds great promise

Expert: Eyewear study holds great promise

A study into the effect of wearing a new type of eyewear on athletes" performance presents many opportunities, one expert has noted.

Stephen Mitroff, an assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University who led the study using alternating clear and opaque lenses to improve athletes" vision, said a number of sportsmen and women could benefit.

Overall, athletes from the world of American football, basketball, soccer and volleyball benefitted from wearing the lenses.

Dr Mitroff commented: "Our results varied, but stroboscopic training does seem to enhance vision and attention. Not every test we tried showed differences, but several showed significant improvements."

Now, more research is needed to find out how long the positive effects last and whether further training is required, the expert said.

by Adrian Galbreth

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