Seminar Overview

Dr. Edward Godnig, behavioral optometrist, will present vision exercises and optical lens designs for enhancement of shooting ability. This one -day seminar will provide an overview of the science supporting visual skill enhancement training for accurate and rapid shooting. Participants will learn visual training exercises that can be immediately beneficial for improved marksmanship. The design of frames, opthalmic lens materials, tints, prescription designs and the importance of using safe shooting glasses will be highlighted.


Course Description

I. Visual Skills & Training for Optimal Shooting

  • Dynamic visual acuity - ability to clearly see objects while you and/or objects are moving

  • Training exercises – turntable alphabet identification; rotating Hart chart

  • Peripheral vision awareness – the ability to maintain as much side vision as possible while looking at a target straight ahead

  • Training exercises– tumbling “E” techniques; Form Field Chart; Peripheral Catch

  • Depth Perception – the ability to perceive 3-D depth in space

  • Training exercises - straw piercing; Brock string

  • Eye motility - the set of skills allowing accurate eye tracking or the ability to follow objects without excessive head movement

  • Training exercises – Frisbee marble; thumb rotations; Marsden ball shifts

  • Eye-hand coordination –skill related to how your eye and hands respond to information gathered by the eyes, which in turn affects timing and body control

  • Training exercises - turntable touch; trampoline catch; Marsden ball with ring.
    Visualization – the skill that enables you to see yourself performing well in your “mind’s eye”

  • Training exercises - word rotation; rotated tic-tac-toe

  • Visual reaction time - the speed with which your brain interprets and reacts to opposing actions

  • Training exercises - ball toss from blind side; Wayne saccadic fixator.
    Eye focus flexibility – the ease and time it takes to change focus from a far target to a close target

  • Training exercises – near to far Hart chart rock; lens flippers

  • Visual memory – ability to process and remember a fast moving complex picture of people and things

  • Training exercise – Flash recognition training

II. Nutritional considerations for maintaining optical health.

III. Pros and cons of laser refractive surgery (LASIK).

Please Note: All applications, tuition or POs must be received prior to the beginning of class. Tuition includes a comprehensive classroom manual and all classroom and range materials.



 1 days/ 8 hours




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