Welcome to Learn to See Vision Clinic

Les Alsterlund, O.D., FCOVD

Call us at (612) 724-5125 today.

The Learn to See Vision Clinic is a unique optometry practice nestled in a Minneapolis neighborhood, close to the river. Dr. Les Alsterlund provides comprehensive functional vision evaluations that allow him to understand how patients are using their vision. Patients gain a thorough knowledge of their visual abilities and individualized treatment options. The clinic specializes in the use of therapeutic and stress relieving lens prescriptions, vision therapy, and other treatment options.

Dr. Les focuses primarily on patients with vision-related learning concerns and concussion rehabilitation, but also provides general eye exams to guide proper vision development and function. Dr. Les combines the longstanding practices of behavioral optometry with current research in neuroscience to give his patients the opportunity to succeed.

What sets the Learn to See Vision Clinic apart is the individual attention that Dr. Les gives to each patient. He is expert, coach, and cheerleader, guiding patients through their treatment, providing all the services personally.

Throughout the vision therapy program patients report noticeable improvements in reading ability and comprehension, school/work performance, and self-confidence. They also observed increased spatial awareness and sports abilities, with a decrease in headaches, eye strain and other debilitating symptoms.

Is your vision system working for you or against you?

Many people experience hidden vision disorders beyond 20/20 acuity. These vision disorders often go undetected and get in the way of daily life.

  • Are you the parent who wonders why you fight a nightly homework battle? Or if your child was mislabeled with a learning disability, ADD or dyslexia?
  • Have you suffered a brain injury and are trying to accept visual disturbances as the new normal?
  • Are you needing relief from the constant eyestrain of computers or other electronic devices?

A hidden vision problem may be getting in the way.

Contact the Learn to See Vision Clinic…it will be an eye opening experience!


Les Alsterlund, O.D., FCOVD
Learn to See Vision Clinic | (612) 724-5125
2500 34TH AVE S
Minneapolis, MN 5540

Contact Dr. Les to discuss you vision concerns, ask any questions or to set up an appointment.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Meet The Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Les Alsterlund

    Dr. Les Alsterlund does a thorough assessment that goes beyond a routine eye exam. More than looking at a pair of eyeballs, the evaluation is looking at the whole person to see how they use their eyes vision in their everyday life. Patients gain a better understanding of how vision works and what can be done to help them move beyond their visual barriers. Dr. Les designs a step by step treatment plan to meet patients’ individual vision needs and goals.

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Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Before I began vision therapy, I skipped words when I was reading and I never enjoyed it. My grades at school were always low! Now that I have done vision therapy, I don’t skip words as much as I used to. My grades have improved very much. Best of all, I don’t hate reading anymore."
    Tiba, age 8
  • "My goal was to become a better reader and focus on words better. I did it! Dr. Les taught me to be confident in myself and do a good job and put my mind to it and that I could do it! It was fun working with Dr. Les. He is funny and nice. He always believed in me.

    Katie was referred to the Learn to See Vision Clinic by her pediatrician."
    Katie, age 8
  • "Vision therapy has made it a lot easier to read. I read faster, I understand what I am reading now and I hardly ever get headaches. Best of all, I feel more confident and I’m not afraid to try different things. I can do my schoolwork by myself and don’t need someone to read things to me anymore. Dr. Les was fun to work with. He is patient and doesn’t get upset if you don’t understand something. He takes the time to work with you until you understand, even if you’re crabby.

    Grady’s family found us through our website, learntosee.org"
    Grady, age 10
  • "Before I had vision therapy I would try to get my work done but I would get distracted by anything that came into the corner of my eye (and to top that off I was kind of a mischief maker). My parents and my teacher got frustrated because I wasn’t getting my work done like I was supposed to. When I started vision therapy I was able to not get distracted by things, I was able to read without my sight getting blurred, and I got more work done. The vision activities taught me how to control my vision so I could do things that I thought I couldn’t do."
    Michael, age 9
  • "Over the nine months that I did eye therapy I learned a lot. I also accomplished a lot. Some of the things that Dr. Les did with me were weird and fun, but some were hard. I accomplished most of what I wanted to, which was pretty much to have an easier time with reading. I really think that I couldn’t have improved as much as I did without him. He is very good at what he does and I think he’s nice."
    Alison, age 11
  • "Before vision therapy, reading made me tired and I didn't want to finish my school work. Doing homework made me stressed out. Since I finished vision therapy, I can catch a ball better than I ever have. I can even read 7th grade books now! I even think Vision Therapy helped me learn how to ride my bike.
    -Isaac’s parents added…Thanks again for everything. Vision Therapy was a HUGE sacrifice for us in time and money, but I can say without a doubt that it was worth it. He's a different kid--his whole attitude has changed.

    Isaac’s family found out about the Learn to See Vision Clinic at one of our workshops to their home school coop."
    Isaac, age 9

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Learn To See Vision Clinic

Monday:

8:00 am-11:00 am

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-11:00 am

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-11:00 am

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-11:00 am

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-11:00 am

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed