Monday, January 9, 2012

Larry Fitzgerald "eyes" superbowl victory

I came across a transcript of an interesting story on NPR involving Larry Fitzgerald and a couple of eye doctors who were talking about the superiority of Larry's vision and the role that vision therapy played.  At the end of the story was this comment, which confirms that vision therapy has now become standard in professional sports.

What actually has become routine are the drills that Fitzgerald's grandfather developed [Larry Fitzgerald's grandfather was an optometrist]. Today, aspiring athletes, even those with 20/20 vision, are given a regiment of eye exercises. So, in 15 years, there may well be a generation of wide receivers who can see as well as Larry Fitzgerald. Of course, there will also be a generation of defensive backs to thwart their efforts. 
To read the transcript (which is short and snappy), click here.