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The Duke Sports Vision Center

At the Top of Its Game

A goalie tracks a hockey puck as it flies back and forth across the ice rink, poised and ready to strike. A baseball player focuses on a fast pitch hurtling toward him at over 80 miles per hour and swings his bat at the precise moment needed to hit a home run. A boxer bobs and weaves with catlike reflexes, anticipating her opponent’s every move.



The correlation between excellent vision and exceptional athletic ability is undeniable. What most people don’t realize, however, is that much like athletic skill, vision, even perfect vision, is something that can be trained and enhanced. In fact, this is one of the primary goals of Duke’s new Sports Vision Center (DSVC) which is attracting

professional, non-professional, and recreational athletes of all ages seeking to gain an edge over the competition from across the country.

The DSVC: A Collaboration with DSSI

Launched the summer of 2017, the DSVC, which is a combined venture between the Duke Eye Center and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. It is part of the James R. Urbaniak, MD, Sports Sciences Institute (DSSI)—the biggest and most robust sports sciences institute in academic medicine. With top-notch facilities and technology, the backing of the celebrated DSSI, and a worldclass team at the helm, the DSVC is unlike any other

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