Sports Vision Research

An important goal for Duke Sports Vision Center is to study outcomes of vision rehabilitation or vision training interventions to see whether they can be validated by the standards of evidence-based medicine.  While research is ongoing, below is a list of studies that have been published to date.  Check back often to see the latest research. 

  • Burris, K., Vittetoe, K., Ramger, B., Suresh, S., Tokdar, S.T., Reiter, J.P. & Appelbaum, L.G. (2018) Sensorimotor abilities predict on-field performance in professional baseball. Nature Scientific Reports
  • Klemish, D., Ramger, B., Vittetoe, K., Reiter, J.P., Tokdar, S. & Appelbaum, L.G (2018). Visual Abilities Distinguish Pitchers from Hitters in Professional Baseball. Journal of Sports Sciences. 36(2) DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2017.1288296. 
  • Legault GL, Hansen M and Kim T. Retrospective Review of the Duke University Men’s Basketball Team Eye Screening. J Ophthalmol & Vis Sci. 2017; 2(2): 1020. 
  • Appelbaum, L.G. & Erickson, G. (2016). Sports Vision Training: a review of the state-of-the-art in digital training techniques. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology. []
  • Appelbaum, L.G., Lu, Y., Khanna, R., & Detwiler, K.R. (2016). The effects of sports vision training on sensorimotor abilities in collegiate softball athletes. Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. 8(4), 154-163. [DOI: 10.3928/19425864-20160314-01]
  • Krasich, K., Ramger, B., Holton, L., Wang, L., Mitroff, S.R., & Appelbaum, L.G. (2016). Perceptual and visual-motor learning in a computerized training battery. Journal of Motor Behavior. 48(5), 401-412.
  • Grooms, D., Appelbaum, L.G., & Onate, J. (2015) The Implication of Visual-Motor Processing in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Rehabilitation. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 45(5): 381-393. [PMID: 25579692]
  • Appelbaum, L.G., Cain, M.S., Schroeder, J.E., Darling, E.F., & Mitroff, S.R. (2012). Stroboscopic visual training improves information encoding in short-term memory. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics. 74(8), 1681-1691. [PMID: 22810559]
  • Appelbaum, L.G., Schroder, B, J., Cain, M.S., & Mitroff, S.R., (2011). Improved visual cognition through stroboscopic training. Frontiers in Perception Science. 2(276), 1-13. [PMID: 22059078]