Researchers in the UK have compared the visual acuity of soccer player with non-athletes and concluded that the difference is significant, the website Vital Updates reports.
The first of its kind, the study examined the visual acuity of soccer players in the English Premiere League. They were measured against non-athletes, and also against intermediate athletes. It turned out that there was no difference in visual acuity between the different levels of athletes, but a significant difference between soccer players and non-athletes.
Researchers from Liverpool's John Moores University collected results from 49 elite male players and 31 intermediate players, comparing them to the results of a nationwide study of 230 non-athletic men and women.
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