• What is stroboscopic training?

    Stroboscopic training is a style of training that can help enhance sensory skills.

    The Vima Revs incorporate stroboscopic lenses to improve sensory and sensory-motor skills. It does this by taking away varying amounts of visual information, forcing an athlete to be more efficient with the limited, decision-making information that he or she is provided. This powerful tool forces an athlete to, “keep their eyes on the ball” and ultimately, “slows the game down.”

    Revs can be integrated into traditional training drills. The strategy is to first do a drill with the Revs in a continuous open (clear) state, followed by the same drill with the Revs flickering at increasing levels of difficulty. Lastly, repeat the drill with the Revs in the open (clear) state so the athlete can fully appreciate the training effect.

    The Revs can be implemented into existing catching, batting, pitching, or defensive drills and into agility, balance, reaction and coordination exercises. Performing drills with Revs should be challenging, but not frustrating. The trainer or coach should increase the difficulty when the athlete has mastered a particular skill level. If the athlete becomes frustrated, the difficulty should be decreased to allow the athlete to achieve some success while still providing a challenge.

  • How soon will I see results?

    With certain skills, you may notice improvement in as little as 10-15 minutes of training. As a general guide, on-field improvement should be achieved in no more than three weeks.

  • How long should I train?

    We recommend training for 15-20 minutes a day, 3 times a week in order to see a noticeable difference in performance.

  • What happens if I stop training?

    It varies from athlete to athlete. Some athletes may experience a decrease in skill and success, while others may maintain their performance gains.

  • Why is vision so important for athletes?

    Vision is the guiding sense for most human performance. Vision has most often been taken for granted by athletes, parents, coaches and trainers. But awareness of vision as a key component to performance is growing.

    Vision goes far beyond visual clarity ( 20/20), which is termed “sight.” Visual information of the world around us is transmitted from the eyes to the brain through approximately 2.2 million nerve fibers. After processing visual and other sensory information, decisions are made resulting in a visually guided motor response. I.e. jumping, catching, hitting or shooting. Simply stated, our visual system strengthens the “where” ( location) and “when” ( timing) of human performance.

    Of the 2.2 million nerve fibers leading from the eyes to the brain, nearly 10% go to non-sight areas, mostly effecting balance and stability. Decades of research has shown that ( 1) athletes “see” differently than non-athletes, ( 2) visual performance varies by sport and even by position, and ( 3) visual skills are trainable to influence sport performance.

  • Is there research to support stroboscopic training?

    Vima Rev’s stroboscopic training is based on numerous published, peer-reviewed studies. These studies have been conducted by some of the country’s most respected institutions.

  • What makes the Rev better than other strobe training systems?

    See product pages for specific feature call-outs. Impact-resistance and ballistic rating, unique flicker rates, custom-tinted lenses, built-in Bluetooth and sealed, water-resistant components are all unique to the Rev system.

  • Should I see an eye doctor first?

    To use the Rev, you don’t have to see an eye doctor first. For optimal training benefits though, visual clarity should be addressed. The Rev app includes a Static Visual Acuity screening that will trigger a referral for a comprehensive vision exam, if needed. In that case, please find a doctor who is trained to address the higher visual and environmental demands of athletes and their activity.

  • What is the risk if I am susceptible to seizures?

    All of the settings on the Rev are slower than the range of seizure-inducing flicker rates; however, you should not use the Rev if you are susceptible to seizures.

  • What if I begin to experience light-headedness or motion sickness symptoms when using the Revs?

    Due to the disruptive nature on visual perception, occasionally individuals will experience subtle symptoms of motion sickness. You should stop stroboscopic training when such symptoms are first experienced. By training shorter durations, more frequently, these symptoms often dissipate by desensitizing the visual system. Once this happens, you’ll be able to lengthen training sessions.