Do Strobe Glasses Improve Athletic Performance?
Strobe glasses have been around for a few years but they are still a relatively new vision training tool for athletes. As such, some athletes may question whether strobe glasses can improve athletic performance.
In short, athletes want to know if strobe glasses work. Let's look at the evidence:
STUDY SHOWS STROBE GLASSES IMPROVE HOCKEY PLAYER PERFORMANCE
A 2013 Duke University study with the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes found that players using strobe glasses showed an 18% improvement in a series of on-ice skills tests:
"The athletes were randomly divided into a five-player control group that completed normal training and a six-player strobe group that wore the eyewear once daily during normal training. Each group completed a performance assessment before and after training. Forwards were asked to perform a task that involved difficult skating before taking shots on goal, and defensemen were asked to skate in a circle before completing long passes."
Source: Duke Today
The testing was conducted during the Hurricanes' 16-day pre-season training camp and the results corroborated earlier research on the effectiveness of strobe glasses.
STROBE TRAINING: IMPROVED PERFORMANCE IN FIVE MINUTES
A 2012 study conducted by Southern Utah University and Duke University found that a single five minute training session with strobe glasses led to a measurable improvement in anticipatory timing.
If you are ready to add strobe glasses to your vision training regimen, you can purchase them in our vision training store.