We love Dr Z and the staff at Mind Eye Connection! My daughter started seeing Dr Z in 2nd grade and was diagnosed with a learning disability and given an IEP. She is now in 8th grade, with a 4.0 GPA and no longer needs her IEP! Dr Z was a game changer for us! We can’t thank you enough!
Debbie Zelinsky saved my life. This is not hyperbole. If you or your child has always been slightly “off,” struggling with an invisible illness that others dismiss, don’t walk— run— to the Mind-Eye Institute.
Doctor Z has saved my life multiple times. She cured me of my post concussive symptoms. I rate the mind eye connection 5 stars and would recommend it to anyone.
Dr. Zelinski is an amazing professional and has really helped me in my healing process after a traumatic brain injury. I high recommend her services. Great customer care and follow-up! I have felt great improvement and I am very thankful.
The progress we are seeing with our kiddo now that he has started seeing Dr Zelinsky is tremendous!
Dr. Zelinsky is a miracle-worker. If other doctors have no idea how to cure you, tell you you're 100% healthy when you know you're not, and/or look at you like your crazy, go see Dr. Zelinsky
Dr. Zelinsky, thank you for resolving my vision issues that I sustained as a result of my TBI. You confirmed my symptoms and gave me the confidence that I would heal. You predicted I'd be better in 6 months and you were right on, I continue to improve everyday thanks to you.
Life changing improvement for my husband five years post acquired brain injury. Even the Mayo Clinic had told us there was nothing more they could do. Dr. Zelinsky is astounding in her ability to retrain the brain.
What our patients are saying:
Success Stories: From Darkness to Light, Brain Glasses Help Him Find His Way Call to Mind-Eye Institute Proves to Be ‘Best Decision I Ever Made’ Murphy Monroe of Evanston, Ill. used to hide from the light, always wearing protective sunglasses and a hat, limiting his...
Success Stories: Patient’s Symptoms Due to Head Trauma – Not Mental Illness Mind-Eye Institute Helps Kelly Get ‘Unstuck;’ Puts Her on Path to Relief “I thought I was stuck for life with these problems – unable to focus, unable to remember, unable to have an organized...
Success Stories: Mind-Eye Helping Navy Veteran Regain ‘Sense of Self’ Amanda Stepping Back into Her ‘Groove,’ Thanks to Brain Glasses United States Navy Veteran Amanda Burrill traveled the world, studied wine in France, became one of the first females in the New York...
Success Stories:Brain-Injured RN Says Institute Changed Her Life, Gave Her Hope‘Mind-Eye Has Helped Me Become the Best Person I Can Be’ She came to the Mind-Eye Institute seeking recovery from years of struggles caused by a traumatic brain injury. What she left with...
Success Stories: “Brain” Glasses Worked for Mom with Concussion and Her Son with ADHD 17-Year-Old Says Mind-Eye Prescription Helped Him Overcome ADHDEyeglasses prescribed by the Mind-Eye Institute helped clear Danelle Kenney’s mental fog, diminish her migraines,...
Success Stories: A Mother & Daughter with Head Injuries, a Son with Anxiety Finally Find Relief For the Perry’s, Mind-Eye Institute Becomes a Family AffairFor the Perry’s of Libertyville, Ill., the Mind-Eye Institute has become, well, a family affair. That’s...
Success Stories: Car Crash Left Me Dizzy, Emotionless; Mind-Eye Helped Get 'My Personality' Back “I am back to laughing again. I am able to go out with friends. My personality is back."“I did not even know who I was or where I was standing. I could not spell, could...
Success Stories: A Sudden Stroke, a Skeptical Pastor, and Brainwear™ What Seems Like ‘Snake Oil’ Changes Pastor’s LifePastor John Myers had been struggling for seven years with the neurological effects of a stroke, and none of the specialists he saw had been able to...
Success Stories: A Crash Took Away Sarah's Sense of Normalcy, Brainwear™ Gave It Back ‘Brain’ Glasses Reduce Sarah’s Migraines, Improve MemoryA 2009 head-on car collision on a California freeway left Sarah Bokeh of San Jose with multiple injuries, including blurry...
Success Stories: ‘Brain Glasses’ Turn His Desperation to Hope A Nashville Book Fair Leads Matt to Mind-Eye Institute – And ReliefWhen Matthew Kimball of Nashville, Tenn. first contacted the Mind-Eye Institute, “I was in a bad place. I was desperate.” Matt had been...
Success Stories: ‘Brain Glasses’ Get Her Back to Work – And ‘Back to Life’ Mind-Eye Institute Has ‘Positively Impacted Every Aspect of My Life’ Doctors diagnosed Marilyn Gilliam as having a concussion and prescribed medications to address her symptoms. But what...
Success Stories: ‘We Can Help You!’ Words Give Hope to Brain-Injured Patient Mind-Eye Institute Helping Hallie to Regain Her Life“I struggled with symptoms for nearly seven years. I had no money left. I was destitute. I could not work. Finally, I was able to...
'Dr. Zelinsky Is Renowned'
~ Norman Doidge, M.D. & Clark Elliott, Ph.D., Dr. Patrick Quaid 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.
"I was delighted to have Dr. Zelinsky personally contribute to the book. Her wealth of knowledge in the area of visual development and visual processing is widely known, not just through her contribution of eye-care to the author of “The Ghost in My Brain”, but also via her Mind-Eye Institute and the lectures and training their provide. Dr. Zelinsky is not just colleague and a friend, but also a valued member of the neuro-optometric community and an invaluable bridge to other allied professions treating brain injuries. Her contribution to the book is deeply appreciated."
- Dr. Patrick Quaid, MCOptom, FCOVD, PhD
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1414 Techny Rd,
Northbrook, IL 60062, USA
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2435 Dean Suite C
St Charles, IL 60175, USA