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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 Congress held in 2018.

Dr. Deborah Zelinsky moderated nearly a dozen speakers and 15 presentations on topics ranging from depth perception, brain concussions and learning difficulties to cognitive processing, effects of movement and the impact of environment on patients  – at the 15th Annual World Congress of the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) in Los Angeles in April 2018.

Roundtable discussions, from left to right.

  • JoAnn Verhoog
  • Cavin Balester
  • Deborah Zelinsky, O.D.
  • Clark Elliott, Ph.D.
  • Amy D. Pruszenski, O.D.

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Newspapers and television stations throughout the country have been reporting on the work of the Mind-Eye Institute. Read the articles below to learn more about what the Mind-Eye Institute is doing to pioneer change in how optometric evaluations are performed in the 21st Century.

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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.