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Sports Vision 

Dr. Kirschen was interviewed on "Doctor in the Dugout", the Angels radio station AM 830, and aired on 5/30/2015. He discussed the importance of sports vision and eye health. Check out the link below to hear the entire podcast.

Click here to listen to the Doctor in the Dugout interview with Dr. David Kirschen

Photo courtesy of the official Doctor in the Dugout website.

Dr. David Kirschen: Boston Red Sox 2013 World Series Championship Ring Recipient






Congrats Dr. Kirschen!!!

Congrats to the Boston Red Sox!

Sports Vision evaluations with their team eye doctors, Kirschen & Laby, really paid off big time!

Since 1991, Dr. Kirschen has been interested in the visual function of professional athletes. 

In the past, Dr. Kirschen and his associate Dr. Daniel Laby have worked with the following teams...

  • Los Angeles Kings
  • New York Mets
  • St. Louis Cardinals
  • 2008 USA Olympics team

Currently, Dr. Kirschen and Dr. Laby are working with the following sports teams...

  • Boston Celtics
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Cleveland Indians
  • Houston Astros
  • Los Angeles Dodgers

In addition to screening each player for ocular disease, Dr. Kirschen and Dr. Laby have explored the visual functions needed to excel in professional athletics.

Drs. Kirschen and Laby have published their work in peer reviewed journals, have presented their work to national ocular meetings, and have shared their knowledge with professional sports teams in an effort to help players who may benefit from their knowledge. Additionally, they are currently working on tests which may help establish what levels of vision are needed in professional sports.

For a complete list of publications by Drs. Kirschen and Laby, please see the "Dr. Kirschen" section of the web site. Below are several photographs which we hope you will enjoy.

Dr. Kirschen in Japan

Dr. Kirschen in Japan lecturing about Sports Vision

Dr. Kirschen named "Optometrist of the Year" in the sports vision section by the American Optometric Association in 2009

Dr. Kirschen with Boston Red Sox player Will Middlebrooks

Dr. Kirschen and Dr. Laby at the Boston Red Sox's Spring Training facility at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, FL.

Dr. Kirschen conducting eye movement research at the Cleveland Indians Spring Training camp

Dr. Kirschen performing a vision test in the Dominican Republic's Spring Training camp

Drs. Kirschen and Laby at Dodgertown in Vero Beach, FL

Dr. Kirschen testing Women's Softball Olympic Gold Medalist Tairia Flowers on the Smart System II 20/20 

Dr. Kirschen testing Women's Softball Olympic Gold Medalist Jennie Finch on the Bassin Anticipation Timer

Dr. Kirschen and Eric Gagne

Dr. Kirschen and Paul Lo Duca

Dr. Kirschen and Hideo Nomo

Dr. Kirschen and Eric Karros

Dr. Kirschen, Dr. Matthew Kirschen, Tommy Lasorda, & Dr. Laby

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