Sports Vision and Rehabilitation of Vision After a Sports-Related Concussion with Dr. Lynn Hellerstein and Dr. Alex Andrich

Dr. Alexander AndrichDr. Lynn Hellerstein of Vision Beyond Sight speaks with Dr. Alex Andrich, an optometrist, performance vision coach and lecturer. He is the co-founder of The Vision Development Team and the International Sports Vision Association. He talks about sports vision, vision skills and vision rehabilitation after sports-related concussions.

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  • The importance of vision in sports
  • Testing and Training vision skills
  • Vision rehabiliation after sports related concussion 

Dr. Alexandar Andrich is an accomplished graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry and a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. He is an acclaimed lecturer on the topics of pediatric/infant vision, binocular vision disorders, neuro-optometric rehabilitation, learning-related vision disorders, sports vision, and nutrigenomics related to ocular health and overall well-being.

In addition to providing Vision Therapy, Sports Vision, and Neuro-Optometric Vision Services, Dr. Andrich and his wife Patti, founded The Vision Development Team, a multi-location internationally recognized training center for providing high-level optometric testing accompanied by therapeutic interventions to improve visual functions and elite performance training for the competitive athlete.

Dr. Andrich has served on the staff in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation departments at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center and MetroHealth. Dr. Andrich is a co-founder and immediate past president of ISVA (International Sports Vision Association), representing over 14 countries. ISVA provides training to doctors, coaches, and athletic trainers world-wide in the field of sports vision.

Additionally, Dr. Andrich is the team optometrist and performance vision coach for the Cleveland Guardians baseball team, Cleveland Monsters hockey team, and other professional and amateur athletes. He is professionally involved with several state, national, and international organizations. When he is not busy serving others with his optometry passions, you can find him enjoying time with his family, skiing, and mountain biking.

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The Vision Development Team Website

“I think coaches and athletes are starting to realize there is an important part of overall performance that is often overlooked and that is the visual system. A lot of time and energy is spent in the mechanics. For example, a baseball player will spend a lot of time with the hitting coach, a swing coachworking on the mechanics. But realistically, I always say that you could have the nicest swing but if you are not seeing the ball, that nice swing is not gonna do you much in terms of performance.”Dr. Alex Andrich

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Dr. Lynn Hellerstein, Developmental Optometrist, co-owner of Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, P.C., award-winning author and international speaker, holds powerful and inspiring conversations with her guests in the areas of health, wellness, education, sports and psychology. They share their inspirational stories of healing and transformation through their vision expansion. Vision Beyond Sight Podcast will help you see with clarity, gain courage and confidence. Welcome to Vision Beyond Sight!

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About Dr. Lynn

A pioneer in vision therapy and developmental optometry, for more than 30 years, Dr. Lynn Hellerstein has helped thousands of children and adults improve their vision and transform their lives — at home, in the classroom, and most recently on the playing field. Her breakthrough methods unlock barriers to learning and “rewire” around brain injuries, and vision perception or processing deficits. But you don’t have to have a vision problem to benefit: her brain training strategies may be the missing magic if you’re an athlete trying to nail a tricky shot or stay cool in competition. If it’s a skill you can visualize, Dr. Hellerstein can help train your eyes — and mind’s eye — on success.

Award-winning and #1 bestselling author, Dr. Lynn has published numerous professional peer reviewed articles, chapters and four books.

See It. Say It. Do It! (2009) - How to see/recognize your goal, declare your intention, and taking action to achieve your vision.

See It. Say It. Do It! Organize It! (2011) - How to create a step by step process to make achieving your goal a reality.

50 Tips To Improve Your Sports Performance (2013) - How to improve your sports performance today by enhancing eye-mind-body coordination skills, achieving the mental edge, and preventing injuries.

Expand Your Vision (2021) - Discover the power of the seeing brain…the creator of your true vision. Gain Clarity, Courage, and Confidence. In this #1 Amazon best-selling innovative newest book, the power of visualizing and believing in the process to break through internal barriers and create new possibilities for achieving your goal is explored. Visualization can be used to increase creativity, to reduce stress and anxiety, and to build confidence in all of the things that they do.