Eyelights stimulate the receptors of your non-dominant
eye, causing increased activity of your non-dominant
brain, creating greater visual acuity. This will create
an increased perception of the ball you are about
to kick, enhancing coordination and accuracy. The
result is more passes completed and more shots on
is one of the few sports that require foot/eye coordination.
We as humans perform most fine motor skills with our
hands, which is not the case with soccer players.
Additionally, soccer utilizes eye/head coordination
for heading the ball, an integral part of an offensive
attack. Therefore, soccer requires unique forms of
improve visual input to your non-dominant eye and
your non-dominant brain, allowing for improvements
in balance and coordination. Therefore, a soccer player
will be able to create a greater awareness in space,
which is critical in tight offensive/defensive tasks
within the 18 yard box. Furthermore, improvements
in balance will prove beneficial to soccer players
due to the fact that they spend a considerable amount
of time on one foot. These improvements in balance
and coordination will allow one to become a more complete
player, able to perform difficult foot work and kick
the ball much harder with their weaker (non-dominant)
On the side of the weaker or non-dominant eye, you
lose input to the intrinsic stabilization muscles
of the spine. Therefore, you will have increased tone
to the muscles on your dominant side and decreased
tone to muscles on the non-dominant side of your body.
does this mean to the soccer player? Injuries occur
as a result of an inequality of supporting structures,
such as with the changes in tone previously mentioned.
Injuries occur more often in ballistic/bouncing types
of activities (running or soccer). With the changes
in tone, coupled with the nature of the game, soccer
players are predisposed to injury. Eyelights will
promote bilateral (both sides) equality of the muscles
of the body, thereby decreasing the risk of injury.