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Mind-Eye RESEARCH:

The Emerging Field of Neuro-Optometry Provides a Synergistic Effect with Optometry

by Deborah G Zelinsky, OD

Eye glasses prescribed for central eyesight do not necessarily address peripheral processing and are not sufficient in some patients – such as those who have autism or a brain injury. 

In addition to saving and maintaining eye health, optometrists perform surgery and prescribe glasses to help patients use central eyesight at a conscious level to identify 20/20 letters (non-moving targets). The quality of central eyesight is often dependent on the stability of the peripheral eyesight. However, peripheral processing of moving targets is usually at a subconscious level. Eye glasses prescribed for central eyesight do not necessarily address peripheral processing and are not sufficient in some patients – such as those who have autism or a brain injury.

 

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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 Vendarbilt University found that children with autism do not synchronize their seeing and hearing…I have watched Dr. Zelinsky administer this test to disbelieving coleagues, 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.