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Understanding the WHY behind your evaluation and treatment is critical, here are some frequently asked questions we receive. If you don't see your question listed, please contact us!

  • How important is vision for sports performance?
    In sports, almost 80% of perceptual input is visual. Just because athletes can see clearly doesn’t mean they can ascertain where an object is in space, how fast it’s traveling, or if it’s changing direction. Objectively quantifying athletic performance by gathering the amplitude and velocity of rapid, involuntary, and oscillatory ocular movements Comparing vision skill from a range of levels from youth to professional Improving sports vision with customized training programs and drills
  • Is dynamic vision really important?
    Vision is the most dominant of all the senses. 80% or more of all information we acquire is through sight, and 90% of our brain function is spent processing tasks related to vision. Yet, a standard vision exam lacks the ability to assess vision beyond static acuity. The RightEye core Dynamic Vision Module™:​
  • Can I use the Senaptec Strobe with young athletes?
    Young athletes can use the Senaptec Strobe when they have some level of competence of basic skills. This comes at different ages so there isn't a minimum age. We've seen kids young as 6 years old benefiting from Strobe training.
  • If my child's visual performance is impaired how can we fix it?
    Vision therapy for children is the same as for adults, we must rehabilitate the brain center controlling the problem. The difference, with kids we use therapies to maintain their attention and focus while simultaneously correcting the dysfunction.
  • How often do I need to train?
    Like physical training, you need to maintain your sensory skills by training on a regular basis. In general, training 3 times a week for 20 minutes each should have an effect, but for specific results, it depends on what skill you are training. If you are integrating the Senaptec Strobe into your physical training, it's not additional time needed, but getting more return out of the time you're investing.
  • What is the Senaptec Strobe and how does it work?
    The Senaptec Strobe is a training eyewear that trains sensory skills by taking away visual information. By doing so, the wearer is forced to become more efficient with the reduced amount they are given to achieve success with a task.
  • Does RightEYE measure more than just how well you can see?
    Yes - RightEYE measures your eye movement performance which is a measure of your brain function.
  • How often should someone get a brain assessment?
    Everyone should be assessed if they sustain a head injury or suspect a neurological challenge. Individuals that play contact and competitive sports should have an assessment performed before and after/between seasons. Individuals not competing in sports but in high-risk populations (children and geriatrics) are recommended to have an annual evaluation. Those in the normal-risk populations are advised to have an assessment performed every three years.
  • How soon can I see results?
    With some skills, you can notice an improvement on the same day. As a general guideline, you should notice a difference in the field of play within 3 weeks of training.
  • What are the benefits of training with the Senaptec Strobe?
    The Senaptec Strobe eyewear help to slow down the game by improving your visual skills and feel for your body movement. Check out our Research & Science page for the how it can help you in your application.
  • Who should get a brain assessment?
    There are 3 groups of individuals at high risk for concussions/brain injuries: children (ages 12-18), athletes, and geriatrics. We recommend that individuals in these populations obtain brain assessments as soon as possible BEFORE their brain is injured. This evaluation will allow your healthcare team to have baseline measurements that can be utilized to diagnose a brain injury and know when it is healed. However, in reality, everyone will benefit from having a thorough assessment.
  • What is the risk if I am susceptible to seizures?
    Despite the name, the Senaptec Strobe does not involve shining lights - the product acts as shutters that block out light. In the history of the Senaptec Strobe and its predecessor, Nike Strobe, there has not been a single reported case of a seizure caused by the product. The most commonly elicited stimulus frequency for photosensitive seizures is 15 to 20 Hz. The default frequency rate on the Senaptec Strobe is 1 to 6 Hz, which is well outside of the most common seizure range. That said, if someone has a history of light-induced seizures, they SHOULD NOT use the Senaptec Strobe out of an abundance of caution. If you have any concerns due to your medical condition, please consult your healthcare provider before using the Senaptec Strobe.
  • What is sensory training?
    The job of the brain is to perceive the world, interpret scenarios, and allow you to respond appropriately and quickly. Sensory training leverages your visual, balance, and proprioceptive systems to improve cognitive and physical performance.
  • How is vision important for children learning?
    1 in 4 children has an undetected vision problem that interferes with reading and learning, often misinterpreted as disinterest, dyslexia, or ADHD. Seeing the letters on the traditional static eye exam​ is only one of the necessary vision skills students require. The RightEye Reading Skills Module™ was developed to help: Assess and illustrate possible deficiencies in reading and binocular vision issues Understand a student’s eye movements while they are reading Quantify reading comprehension and compare reading metrics against similar grade-level peers Improve reading skills with an at-home vision training program
  • How is the Senaptec Strobe used for training?
    The Senaptec Strobe can be integrated into traditional training drills across many sports and activities. The training strategy is to first do a drill without the Senaptec Strobe, followed by the same drill wearing the Senaptec Strobe, and repeating the drill without the Senaptec Strobe to feel the training effect. Remember to find a level where it is challenging, but not frustrating.
  • What happens if you find something wrong?
    Our reports will include your results and the optimal, healthy, and abnormal ranges. If your scores fall within the abnormal range, we recommend you consult Dr. Burkhardt. In many cases, simple exercises can be recommended and performed to restore normal function in days to weeks. Nutrition and nutraceuticals may/may not assist you further. If exercises are ineffective, Dr. Burkhardt may recommend a guided treatment plan.
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