I’m not exaggerating when I say that my daughter had a truly miraculous recovery from her serious Visual Processing Disorder after just 4 months of Syntonics and Vision Therapy with Dr. Lessmann and Maria.
At 11 years old, her reading was a slow, halting, painful process; it took an hour to read a paragraph. She was reading at an early second grade level, and comprehending very little. After one course of Syntonics and one course of Vision Therapy at the Vision Development Institute, she was reading fluently at a sixth grade (or better!) level! She is more coordinated, finally able to jump rope, catch a ball, throw a frisbee, and be “normal”. Her personality and confidence are blossoming.
The truly remarkable thing is that we had already gone through two courses of Vision Therapy with a different area specialist who relies primarily on high-tech treatments and computer based home therapies; these had barely moved the needle on my daughter’s reading and coordination troubles and she hated the computer based homework. So after thousands of dollars and months of driving and hundreds of hours of working at it, we had little to show.
When I found Dr. Lessman, I hesitated – but only for a minute. After my first telephone conversation with him, I had new hope. After meeting him, watching him work with her, and seeing his decidedly low-tech tools and approach, I was all in. He is an insightful, dedicated doctor with an amazingly professional AND intuitive grasp of his patients’ needs. He has been positive, straightforward, helpful, kind, and, most of all, EFFECTIVE! We owe Dr. Lessman a lot. My daughter has tears in her eyes whenever we talk about how grateful she is for Dr. Lessman and Maria and her newfound ability to read “like a normal person”. We can’t thank you all enough!
My daughter received a concussion in Sept 2016. As a result she developed vision issues. We followed the traditional route through traditional concussion therapies until we were told that she needed additional vision therapy to progress. I was confused because we had been doing what I believed was vision therapy the whole time and my daughter showed no improvement during the months we had been doing the traditional vestibular therapies.
So we began Vision Therapy at the Vision Development Institute. My daughter was dizzy, nauseous, having double vision and was completely unable to focus for any period of time. Pre-concussion she had 20/20 vision and now she couldn’t even read the second line on the eye chart. She was also extremely involved in sports and at this point was unable to run even short distances without becoming ill.
Dr Lessman and his staff (Amy and Maria) engaged my daughter from the onset. She began light therapy, home training and in office sessions. While much of the therapy seemed unconventional to me, my daughter immediately began to improve. She no longer had the dizziness and nauseousness and she actually liked doing the therapy. She returned to her sports and was showing improvement that I hadn’t seen in months of doing the traditional therapy.
By the end of our sessions, I was amazed at the improvement. She was able to focus again and was back to 20/20 vision. I can’t say that this therapy works for everyone or that it is the best solution for all vision/concussion issues. I can say it worked for my daughter who was not making progress prior. Dr Lessman and his staff are dedicated and care about their patients success. I would highly recommend!
When I was 16 years old I had a tramatic brain injury that left me severe double vision. At 29 years old I was having chronic migraines, chronic neck pain, terrible anxiety and panic attacks, severe vertigo and nasea. My vision was so bad I could not see to walk or read. I couldn't ride in a car due to nasea and I would even get sick when I drove. I couldn't do any of the things I once enjoyed. I thought my life was over. I came across Dr. Lessman online and he was able to get me in within a week of calling in. Fast forward 6 weeks and I can now walk for as long as I want, I can drive long distances, and I can read. I never have anxiety or panic attacks anymore! My neck pain and vertigo is gone. I am only halfway through my treatment plan currently and I could not be happier. Dr. Lessman and his vision therapist Maria saved my life. I only wish I would have found them sooner!
he provided for our 8 year old son. His knowledge and patience with him was comforting for what we came in to see him for. Our son was having horrible headaches while reading and as a result was falling behind. His anxiety levels and self confidence were daily struggles we were dealing with. Our son had 20/20 vision and didn’t need glasses so it was very frustrating to try to help him. That’s when we learned about vision therapy and he was going to get help. 4 months later he has been reading books on his own. His scores in school tripled with his fluency. When people say life changing....this truly is life changing.