Frequently asked questions
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. The brain is trained, through the eyes, to capture relevant stimuli faster and process is quicker which improves reaction time. Capturing relevant stimuli, while ignoring irrelevant stimuli, improves focus and allows the brain to operate at its most efficient. This powerful tool forces an athlete to, “keep their eyes on the ball” and ultimately, “slows the game down.”
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. You can choose to train everyday if you like. Continue to challenge the brain and it will adapt.
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. It is suggested that you continue to train 2 or more times per week to maintain a high level of visual acuity.
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?
Stroboscopic training is based on numerous published, peer-reviewed studies. These studies have been conducted by some of the country’s most respected institutions. Please click on the STUDIES link to learn more.
WHAT MAKES THE STROBES 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 and sealed, water-resistant components (excessive moisture from sweating can disable the STROBES) are all unique to the STROBE system.
SHOULD I SEE AN EYE DOCTOR FIRST?
To use the VIMA REV, you don’t have to see an eye doctor first. For optimal training benefits though, visual clarity should be addressed. 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 STROBES are slower than the range of seizure-inducing flicker rates; however, you should not use the STROBES if you are susceptible to seizures.
WHAT IF I BEGIN TO EXPERIENCE LIGHT-HEADEDNESS OR MOTION SICKNESS SYMPTOMS WHEN USING THE STROBES?
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.
WHAT IS THE BATTERY LIFE?
You should expect 8+ hours of battery life from a full charge when used at the lowest occlusion level. The higher levels of occlusions will use more of the battery just like a mobile phone when it uses the highest level of brightness.
WILL THE GLASSES FIT ME?
The VIMA REVs are one size fits all. The strap can be adjusted to fit any head size, and the bayonet temples can bend and flex as needed to fit.
DO YOU HAVE A WARRANTY POLICY?
The VIMA REV product is warranted to be free of defects in materials or workmanship, under normal use, for a period of ONR YEAR from the date of purchase. This limited warranty excludes damage resulting rom improper care or handling, accidents, modifications, unauthorized repairs, normal wear, or other causes which are not defects in materials or workmanship. If you product is defective, email email@example.com . If there is a covered defect, the product will be replaced (if available) or issue a full refund.
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VIMA REV products have a 30 Day Satisfaction Guaranteed Return Policy. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase of a product for any reason, you have 30 days from the date of purchase to request a full refund.
In order to qualify for a refund, certain conditions must be met. To view a list of these conditions, check out the “Return Policy and Warranty” section of our Warranty page.
HOW DO I RETURN MY STROBES?
To return your device and receive a refund you must contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your request will be reviewed and you will receive an email with the status of your request.
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