Ed Lyons is a Visual Performance Consultant based in Wolverhampton and is a partner in Flint and Partners Optometrists.
He has developed an innovative approach to assessing the visual profile of an athlete that has seen his clients win domestic, national and international titles, and him win the accolade of SportsVision Practice of The Year.
He regularly features in Clay Shooting magazine in addition to writing for Clay Shooting Success and Shootclay.co.uk
As a keen shooter himself and having assessed clients from all over the UK and Europe, to South Africa, Cyprus and Australia, he is uniquely experienced in all aspects of vision and shooting.
A SportsVision Consultation will help you see and perform to your best!
Over the last few years, I have developed a method of assessing a shooter’s eyesight which I have applied with great success both in the UK and abroad, for beginners to Olympic athletes and World Champion shotgunners, from 23 countries around the World.
This is a customised, two hour eye examination which assesses the visual strengths and weaknesses which are relevant and specific to shooting.
In addition to ensuring the individual can see as clearly as possible, I assess visual skills such as High and Low Contrast Vision, Depth Perception, Tracking, Eye Muscle Efficiency, Eye Dominance and more.
We discuss the suitability of contact lenses, laser treatment and look at gun fit and how it affects the visual performance as well as the “pickup” effect of different coloured lenses on orange and black clays.
Vision Training Plans are also be devised if required.
The end result is a solution tailored to each individual to offer maximum visual sharpness and accuracy in the best possible eyewear.
This information is then passed on to the coaching team so that they can understand why the shooter sees the way they do, and any visual issues they may be experiencing.