Dynamic visual acuity training in cricket players

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dc.contributor.author Edgar, R en
dc.contributor.author Russell, I en
dc.contributor.author Sluyter, D en
dc.contributor.author Collins, Andrew en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-19T22:49:34Z en
dc.date.issued 2015 en
dc.identifier.citation Optometry and Visual Performance 3(2):159-168 2015 en
dc.identifier.issn 2325-3479 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/36174 en
dc.description.abstract Background: Dynamic visual acuity (DVA) is the ability of an observer to correctly identify details of a moving target and is considered to be important for tasks like driving. Dynamic Visual Acuity is better in athletes involved in sports such as basketball and baseball; however, no previous studies have considered the sport of cricket. We conducted a study to determine whether there was any difference in DVA between cricket and non-cricket players. Method: Dynamic visual acuity was measured by asking subjects to identify the orientation of the gap of a moving Landolt C target as a four-alternative forced-choice task. The Landolt C targets had confusion bars surrounding them. The participants in the study were tested twice with a break of seven weeks. In between the two measurements, participants underwent two training sessions (similar to the testing sessions), each three weeks apart. Results: The initial mean DVA for cricket players was 107.7 deg/sec, and the mean DVA for non-cricket players was 105.5 deg/sec, with a target size of 6/15. The subjects who participated in training (cricketers and non-cricketers) improved in DVA by 41 deg/sec in contrast to the improvement in the non-training subjects of 18 deg/sec (p=0.0032). The cricketers who participated in the training improved in DVA by 44 deg/sec, whereas the cricketers who did not participate in the training improved by 19 deg/sec (p=0.0167). Conclusions: We found no significant difference in initial DVA between the cricket players and the non-cricket players. The training resulted in an extremely significant improvement in DVA performance by both the cricketers and non-cricketers. en
dc.description.uri http://www.ovpjournal.org/ovp---volume-3---issue-2.html en
dc.publisher Optometric Extension Program Foundation en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Optometry and Visual Performance en
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dc.title Dynamic visual acuity training in cricket players en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 159 en
pubs.volume 3 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Optometric Extension Program Foundation en
pubs.author-url http://www.ovpjournal.org/uploads/2/3/8/9/23898265/dynamic_visual_acuity_training_in_cricket_players.pdf en
pubs.end-page 168 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 489809 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Optometry and Vision Science en
dc.identifier.eissn 2325-3487 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-07-09 en

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