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An Emergent & Convergent 21st Century Science
The Mind-Eye Institute is an optometry practice with an emphasis on neuro-optometric rehabilitation that provides world-class care by healing the brain and body with state-of-the-art corrective lenses. Through groundbreaking research and innovative treatments, Dr. Zelinsky and her team have been creating life-changing experiences for nearly 30 years.
Clinics of Excellence
At the Mind-Eye Institute, we are committed to treating the whole patient, not just their eyes. We’re building a sustainable community of care and services for those in need of recovery from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), Post-Concussive Syndrome, challenges related to Autism, as well as learning and developmental challenges. Clinics of Excellence will train new doctors across the country and around the world to facilitate fast access to the Mind-Eye Institute’s proprietary insights and technology.
Education & Technology
The Mind-Eye Academy & Campus (our visual rehabilitation center) complements the benefits of our prescriptive lenses by assisting with enhanced recovery speed and proactive discovery of the fastest, easiest ways to maximize your visual performance. The Mind-Eye Technology Center strategically applies new technologies to the creation of helpful products to benefit people of all ages, whether they have a brain injury, are misaligned, or simply wish to work or play more efficiently.
Research & Development
The Mind-Eye Research Division focuses on mining the secrets of retinal, electrical and biochemical connections and how they affect cardiac, endocrine, neurological and other systems. Dr. Zelinsky’s leadership and collaboration with other patent holders and world-renowned researchers ensures enhanced care for our patients–first through appropriate beta testing, and then through the introduction of world-premier scientific discoveries.
A Mind•Eye Story
“Dr. Zelinsky was a life saver for my daughter.”
Mind•eye Media: On ‘Seeing’ The Brain Mind-Eye Institute to study how retinal perception of light affects brain‘Seeing’ Brain Problems Differently Through the ‘Mind’s Eye’ Sometimes resolving problems of the brain is simply a matter of looking at them...
Mind•eye Media: Harvard Dean Says "Read It!" Author Calls ‘Magic’ the Mind-Eye Glasses That Aided His Recovery“Read it. First weep, then smile broadly.” This is how Daniel Federmann, M.D., dean emeritus of the Harvard School of Medical Education, described a 2015 book...
‘World Leader in Understanding How Light Affects Brain Chairs Neuro-Optometry Panel at Brain-Mapping Congress’
Mind•eye Media: World Leader Mind-Eye Institute Press Release‘World Leader in Understanding How Light Affects Brain Chairs Neuro-Optometry Panel at Brain-Mapping Congress’ Sometimes resolving problems of the brain is simply a matter of looking at them...
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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.