Eye-tracking innovator tapped to provide baseline performance vision screenings for elite amateur baseball players
WASHINGTON–RightEye LLC, a leading technology innovator using eye tracking to revolutionize performance vision assessments and training, announced today it has been selected to provide baseline performance vision screenings to all athletes entering Prospect Development Pipeline, a newly created channel for amateur baseball players to gain exposure with Major League Baseball clubs. As part of the agreement, RightEye will work with the MLB Scouting Bureau and USA Baseball to assess the performance vision of participants at the invitation-only Prospect Development Pipeline events. Players will also receive direct feedback on their performance and dynamic vision assessments to further develop these attributes.
“RightEye has been working with leading innovators in Major League Baseball and other professional national teams for several years, using eye tracking to assess and improve athlete and team performance, and we are excited to bring our experience and technology solutions to this new MLB and USA Baseball initiative,” said Barbara Barclay, president of RightEye. “With RightEye vision tests, teams will have a way to obtain quantifiable, objective assessments of potential players’ visual strengths.”
At Prospect Development Pipeline events, RightEye’s team will screen prospective players with RightEye Performance Vision, a set of vision tests designed to help athletes by assessing vision strengths and identifying areas of vision that can be improved to enable them to reach maximum performance levels. RightEye Performance Vision™ is built on 40 years of Level One, peer-reviewed scientific research, and has already been used to screen thousands of high school, college and professional athletes.
“We are pleased to be partnering with RightEye to bring their innovative eye-tracking vision assessments to athletes around the country,” said Rick Riccobono, chief development officer of USA Baseball. “The RightEye assessments will provide a truly objective process for athletes to gauge their vision strengths and weaknesses. These are sport performance areas that can be enhanced through training, and will give athletes important insights about reaching their maximum potential.”
The first five Prospect Development Pipeline events are expected to begin across the country in January 2017, with dozens more events at various sites to occur during regular high school baseball season in late May and June.
RightEye LLC is a health technology company using eye tracking and gaming to revolutionize healthcare and vision performance through an innovative, new kind of vision test. RightEye helps health care providers assess concussions, eyesight, brain and reading disorders, and performance issues in patients by following a science-based, metric-driven methodology. Using a cloud-based platform, RightEye generates reports within minutes to give doctors an objective, measurable way to view the quality of a patient’s vision and track the success of remedies such as vision therapy. RightEye customers include nationally recognized optometrists, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, emergency rooms, professional sports teams and the U.S. military. For more information, visit www.RightEye.com and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.