Vision Development Institute, P.C.
Vision Development Institute, P.C.

Your Pittsburgh Optometrist

1789 S. Braddock Ave., Suite 130, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Onsite Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Business Hours

  • Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm / By Appointment Only
  • Sunday Closed
Dr. Hans F. Lessmann O. D. FCOVD

Dr. Hans F. Lessmann O. D.
FCOVD

Dr. Hans F. Lessmann, Executive Director of VDI, is a Board Certified Fellow in both Vision and Light therapy by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (www.covd.org) and the College of Syntonic Optometry (www.csovision.org). He has won numerous awards,... Show More

Dr. Hans F. Lessmann, Executive Director of VDI, is a Board Certified Fellow in both Vision and Light therapy by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (www.covd.org) and the College of Syntonic Optometry (www.csovision.org). He has won numerous awards, including being named Pennsylvania’s Optometrist of the Year in 2003 and the Charlie Butts Award in 2019.


He enjoys solving complex vision and developmental problems for all ages from infancy to late adulthood. Dr. Lessmann is the father of a daughter with Down syndrome and understands the concerns of children with special needs and their parents.

About Us

The Vision Development Institute has a long standing tradition of specializing in the study and treatment of binocular and developmental vision disorders for all ages, dating back to 1948.

Beyond routine eye care, we emphasize caring individual non-invasive Vision Therapy.

Our therapy... Show More

The Vision Development Institute has a long standing tradition of specializing in the study and treatment of binocular and developmental vision disorders for all ages, dating back to 1948.

Beyond routine eye care, we emphasize caring individual non-invasive Vision Therapy.

Our therapy includes sport vision enhancement, binocular development, and developmental therapy for associated conditions such as ADD, dyslexia, LD, motion sickness, and other mental and physical challenges. You are welcome to call with your specific concerns.