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Mind•Eye Media: Peripheral Sight Plays Key Role in Pilots’ In-Flight Decisions Mind-Eye Optometrist Says 20/20 Eye Exams Not Sufficient for Pilots Peripheral eyesight – glimpsing – strongly affects piloting decisions. So, says Deborah Zelinsky, OD, founder and...read more
Mind•Eye Media: Panel Discussion at 2019 SBMT Deborah Zelinsky O.D presents at the Annual Congress for the Society for Brain Mapping & Therapeutics (SBMT). Panel discussion led by Dr Deborah Zelinsky at the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) Annual...read more
Mind•Eye Media: Why Mind-Eye Nominates Dr. Z as Optical’s ‘Most Influential’ Is she influential? Don’t ask. Deborah Zelinsky OD, founder and research director of the Mind-Eye Institute, represents the very definition of the term influential. That’s why the...read more
Mind•Eye Media: Some Thank You’s, a ‘Congrats,’ and Spring Activity Report In reflection, I am amazed at the pace of change – positive change – occurring at the Mind-Eye Institute since the start of 2019. Institute CEO Jim Smyth is a true visionary who works as...read more
Mind•Eye Media: Health Costs? Mind-Eye Patients Now Have "CareCredit" Financing Options When it comes to financial help for eye services at the Mind-Eye Institute, patients now can think “Care”fully about their options. That’s because the Institute, based in...read more
MIND-EYE MEDIA: When It Comes to Lenses, He Knows Meaning of ‘Exact’ When it comes to eyeglasses, Joseph Black is precise – in fact, super precise, exceeding the standards of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) That’s why Black, who has 25 years of...read more
Mind•Eye Media: Panel Discussion at 2018 SBMT Deborah Zelinsky O.D presents at the Annual Congress for the Society for Brain Mapping & Therapeutics (SBMT). Panel discussion led by Dr Deborah Zelinsky at the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) Annual...read more
Mind•Eye Media: Patient Advocates, Welcome a New Optician & Financing Options Mind-Eye Institute Spring 2019 Newsletter UpdatesPatient Advocates: Your Ready Connection to Mind-Eye Team The Mind-Eye Institute is training patient advocates to assist active patients....read more
Mind•Eye Media: They’re Not Your Standard, Read-the-Chart Eye Exam the Mind-Eye Institute Mind-Eye Institute Testing Addresses Brain Issues, Learning Deficiencies They’re no longer your standard, read-the-chart, 20/20 eye exams. These tests, available at the Mind-Eye...read more
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'Dr. Zelinsky Is Renowned'
~ Norman Doidge, M.D. & Clark Elliott, Ph.D., and Patricia S. Lemer praise her accomplishments
"Zelinsky fit Elliott with a series of eyeglasses designed to improve the perceptual damage that made his life so difficult... Getting fitted for Zelinsky's eyeglasses is like no eye appointment you've ever had... Now, Elliott says, he is almost entirely symptom-free, able to problem-solve, multi-task and find his way easily — all abilities he lost in the auto accident in 1999. When he put on his Phase VI glasses he felt something that he hadn't felt for years: "I felt normal."
Review: 'The Ghost in My Brain'
- The Chicago Tribune
"One brilliant Chicago-area optometrist I know, Deborah Zelinsky OD, FNORA, FCOVD, has developed a unique, patented, easy-to-administer evaluation called the Z-Bell Test. This test measures the efficiency of integration between visual processing and listening....A 2014 study at Vanderbilt University found that children with autism do not synchronize their seeing and hearing...I have watched Dr. Zelinsky administer this test to disbelieving colleagues, who were astounded by its accuracy and results...Over the past two decades, the Z-Bell Test has become internationally recognized by the scientific community.”
- Patricia S. Lemer, Licensed Profesional Counselor (LPC)
"I visited Dr. Zelinsky, and she showed me how she can use optical lenses to alter sensory filtering, by directing light to different retinal cells and brain circuits. This can influence activity in the brain and the hypothalamus to better regulate body chemistry, sensory integration, and even some auditory processing. [Dr. Zelinsky] works frequently with patients working with learning and cognitive disorders as well as TBIs."
- Norman Doidge, M.D.