Success Stories

No matter what level of competition you’re at, it’s safe to say that you want to perform your best playing the sport you love. Dr. Lampert’s vision training has helped countless people get there, from children to professional athletes. And he can get you there with the EyePerformance system too.


When your goal is: To get a sports scholarship

Stephen Spradling
American Heritage High School, baseball scholarship from Florida Int. University

During a game early in his high school playing career, Stephen collided with another player on the field, resulting in a concussion. In the days following, he noticed that his batting, reading speed and general comprehension were affected.

As a promising center fielder looking to continue playing at the collegiate level, Stephen’s playing days might have come to a sudden halt if things on and off the field didn’t improve quickly. Fortunately, after 4 weeks of vision training through Dr. Lampert, Stephen has not only tripled his reading speed but he’s also batting much better too. To top it off, we’re proud to report Stephen’s got a baseball scholarship from Florida International University.


When your goal is: To make “the leap” from high school to the pros

Joey Hage
Stoneman Douglas High School, drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals

His junior year in high school, Joey had a batting average of .393.
His senior year in high school, he batted .484.

Why such a large jump in batting average? Vision training definitely played a role.

Before vision training, Joey hit the ball decently, but he chased a lot of bad pitches too.

Through a series of vision training exercises by Dr. Lampert, Joey couldn’t believe how much better he was seeing the ball, actually describing it looking the size of grapefruit. Perfect timing, considering Joey was already drawing a great deal of attention from scouts.

After being taken in the 23rd round of the 2007 draft, Joey has become a fast-rising member of the Cardinals organization. Joey has one of the lowest strikeout ratios in the minor leagues, with only 16 strikeouts per over 200 at-bats. In his father’s words, “he is simply NOT swinging at any bad pitches anymore.”


Danny Ellorriaga-Matra
Stoneman Douglas High School, drafted by the Atlanta Braves

At Stoneman Douglas High, Danny Matra batted below .300 during his junior year. Clearly, if he wanted to make a jump to the pros, something had to change. One of those things was Danny’s decision to begin vision training with Dr. Lampert – a decision that would pay off in a number of ways.

First, as a Catcher, Danny’s ability to see the ball clearer after vision training certainly had an impact in pinpointing the delivery of the ball from his pitcher. And at the plate, his batting average during his senior year of high school rose to .415.

Once his natural talents combined with his heightened skills through vision training, it’s no wonder Danny was selected in the 26th round of the 2007 draft by the Atlanta Braves.


Anthony Rizzo
Stoneman Douglas High School, drafted by the Boston Red Sox
A four-year starter at Douglas High, Anthony set a school record with 11 home runs in a single season, batting .428 with 40 RBIs along the way. He credits his play to a strong offseason workout program that included visits to Dr. Lampert’s vision training program and countless hours at the batting cage, Anthony went on to be named the South Florida Sun-Sentinal’s Class 6A-5A-4A Player of the Year and was selected in the 6th round of the 2007 draft by the Boston Red Sox.

 

When your goal is: The best performance of your professional athletic career

Doug Jennings
former MLB player

Outfielder Doug Jennings played several seasons in Major League Baseball with the Oakland A’s and Chicago Cubs as well as in the Japanese league.

In the midst of his career while playing with the Cubs, Doug was finding that he couldn’t see the pitch 7 feet from the bat. The ball looked even tinier than it had in the past and Doug couldn’t swing his arms in time to make contact. This was particularly confusing to Doug because he had 20/15 vision, the same as baseball great Ted Williams.

An evaluation from EyePerformance found that Doug was a left-eye dominant person. After just a few short sessions, we helped Doug learn how to train his eyes to improve his tracking and depth perception of a baseball. Being a left-handed hitter as well, Doug adapted his batting stance to position his left eye more toward the mound so that he could more accurately see the ball at the pitcher’s point of release.

Through sports vision training, Doug would go on to become an MVP in the Japanese league, tying the league’s consecutive home run record in the process.

To Doug, it’s no coincidence that his better results came after vision training. “Dr. Lampert’s sports vision training brought an awareness of my batting to a new level,” says Jennings. “He made me aware that vision
is, in many ways, more important to hitting than the actual mechanics of the swing.”


Tony Fernandez
former MLB Player

A career .288 hitter with 4 Gold Gloves, Tony Fernandez played 18 seasons at shortstop for a variety of Major League Baseball teams.

Just before Tony began a season with the Cleveland Indians, he approached EyePerformance about improving his view of the baseball at the plate and in the field. Thanks in part to vision training sessions and continued training several times a week throughout the season, Tony enjoyed sensational results, including hitting the home run that clinched the American League pennant for the Indians. The next year, he batted .321 for the Toronto Blue Jays.

As Fernandez explains, “Through this program (vision training) and
Dr. Lampert, I became aware of what was causing my problems when I wasn’t seeing the ball due to poor judgment of depth perception and lack of focus.”


Hensley “Bam Bam” Meulens
former MLB Player

Hensley “Bam Bam” Meulens played nearly 10 seasons in Major League Baseball with the New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks and Montreal Expos. After ignoring a problem in his right eye for years, Hensley approached EyePerformance to conduct vision training. A visit with
Dr. Lampert improved Hensley’s vision phenomenally as he reported better depth perception and overall level of play.


Qadry Ismail
former NFL player, current NFL analyst on ESPN News

Several years into an NFL playing career that includes stops in Minnesota, Miami and New Orleans, Qadry Ismail saw an opportunity to take his game day performances to the next level. The wide receiver certainly had the speed to excel but he also needed the eye tracking skills to sharply focus on the football as it approached him in mid-air. So he approached Dr. Lampert to begin a vision training program to help him improve in this area.

Soon after his repeated vision training sessions, Ismail signed with the Baltimore Ravens and posted a career-high 1105 yards receiving as well as a then-career high of 68 receptions and 6 touchdowns.


Patty Jordan
former LPGA golfer

As LPGA golfer Patty Jordan was putting, she would experience a problem in her vision – each time she looked at the hole, down at the ball and back at the hole, she felt like the hole had changed position. Her entire putting game was thrown off.

That’s when Patty came to Dr. Lampert, who taught her some eye exercises to put her putting game back on track. Even when she was unable to come to Dr. Lampert on a regular basis, Patty was able to practice the exercises on her own. And it didn’t take long for Patty to notice the difference.

""In just one session Dr. Lampert diagnosed and explained my putting alignment confusion. He then gave me the tools to improve my condition,” says Jordan. “I now have the knowledge to adopt my putting routine
to maximize my strengths and minimize my weaknesses. Best of all,
Dr. Lampert's eye exercise are specific to my performance needs as a professional golfer."



What proud parents are saying about Dr. Lampert:

“My daughter has improved tremendously since she started doing eye therapy. We noticed a big difference in her ability to hit a baseball and her grades have improved. I have noticed a calmness and confidence in her behavior that I think is a result of the therapy.”

“Brian is doing so much better since vision therapy. He now plays basketball. He used to be afraid of the ball because he wasn’t sure of where it was. Now he sees the ball clearly and even has no trouble dribbling. His coordination is great. His headaches are gone and his teacher has remarked how much progress Brian is making. His reading has improved.”

“Prior to vision therapy, J.R. was unable to follow any type of moving object. With a great love for sports, this inability to follow an object such as a moving ball became very frustrating for him. Eventually, unknown to us, he covered his frustrations through bad behavior. Not only has his athletic ability improved, his self-esteem has returned and he is taking pride in his accomplishments.”