The International Sports Vision Association (ISVA) is an interdisciplinary group of professionals dedicated to advancing the field of vision training for athletes of all ages and levels to help them achieve peak athletic performance. Vision, just like speed and strength, is a critical component in how well you play any sport. A growing body of evidence confirms that visual abilities can be strengthened and enhanced by means of appropriate visual training.

Our Mission

  • Increase public and professional awareness of the positive impact that vision training and enhancement of vision skills can have on athletic performance.
  • Advance the quality and delivery of optometric sports vision care through ongoing education, training, and sharing of research.
  • Encourage coaches, trainers, and others who work with athletes to include Optometrists and Ophthalmologists with expertise in sports/performance vision as a part of a performance enhancement team.
  • Reduce the risk of traumatic vision and head-related injuries (i.e., concussions) through education about protective devices and equipment