About Us
Lynn Family Sports Vision and Training was founded in 2020 by Dr. Mark Lynn, Cindy Lynn and Mark J. Lynn. The Lynn Family decided to open the business after sports vision had been a passion of Dr. Mark Lynn for years. In addition to Sports Vision services, Lynn Family Sports Vision Training offers concussion and traumatic brain injury therapy that will increase a patient's recovery time.

What is Sports VIsion?

In Sports over 80% of all perceptual input is visual. However, most athletes and trainers never even think about training or improving an athlete's visual system past getting glasses or contacts. To us, glasses and contacts are just the bare minimum anyone should address. We work to improve an athlete's optical system (your eyes) and perceptual system (your brain). 

Louisa nicola, a leading sports neuroscientist explains this simply:

Vision is the most underrated skill that is being trained in elite athletes. In most sport (probably all sport), vision is the dominant sense. One would usually think that seeing clearly is all that is needed to make vision dominant. However, the vision skills that are needed to perform optimally in soccer are much more involved than only being able to see clearly. Think about it…Your eyes, and only your eyes, tell you where the ball is in space. Making use of visual information only, you have to judge the speed of the ball and its flight path, you then have to make some kind of projection or estimation of where the ball is going to be when it gets within catching distance of your hands. This all has to happen within a matter of milliseconds. You then have to get your feet to where the ball is estimated to be in space and get them around the ball so that the ball stays there. Elite athletic performers must therefore have an elite ability to process visual data quickly and make accurate predictions about what is about to happen. Pioneering coaches and Neuro Athletic certified coaches have opened their eyes to the brain’s untapped potential and are starting to implement strategies to help players increase their visual acuity.  

 

- Louisa Nicola, Clinical Neuroscientist & Neurophysiologist

Our Team
Dr. Mark E. Lynn

Dr. Mark E. Lynn

Optometrist, O.D. - Owner
Sports Vision has always been a passion of mine. I started working with athletes in 1999. Now, I am thrilled to offer these services to everyone including those recovering from concussion, TBI, stroke as well as helping people with general learning and reading issues. 

Education:

  • Murray State University
  • Southern College of Optometry

Affiliations:

  • International Sports Vision Association 
Mark J. Lynn

Mark J. Lynn

Trainer - Owner
I spent the majority of my life teaching students one-on-one. I enjoy helping athletes perform better and getting our patients back to normal faster.

Education:

  • University of Dayton, MBA
  • University of North Texas, DMA
  • University of Memphis, MM
  • University of Louisville, BM

Affiliations:

  • International Sports Vision Association 
Cindy Lynn

CINDY Lynn

Administrator - Owner
I started my career as an optometric technician in private practice for 10 years.  I then moved into professional supply ordering and logistics for Dr. Mark Lynn & Associates and currently serve as administrative assistant for the practice.

Education:

  • Murray State University

Affiliations:

  • International Sports Vision Association