Stress is an important factor which most students must deal with and is known to adversely affect the ability to perform visual skills effectively. The results showed an improvement in all tests in both the control and experimental groups. The experimental group showed a greater improvement in tracking, sequencing, visualisation and the reflex test. The study clearly showed that correct sports vision training can improve certain visual skills and lead to an enhancement of motor learning and performance. Sports vision exercises are therefore an efficient method of
improving visual skills and possibly minimising any deficits caused by stress.
This paper was initially delivered at the Annual Congress of the Biological
Sciences Division of the South African Academy for Science and Art, ARC-Plant Protection Research Institute, Roodeplaat, Pretoria, South
Africa on 01 October 2010.