What our client are saying:
Success Stories: Honor Roll ‘Goofy Tests’ at Mind-Eye Institute Pinpoint Peripheral Sight Problems’ Eyeglasses Send Her from Learning Disabled to Honor Roll She went from learning disabled to honor roll – all because of some “goofy tests” and a pair of eyeglasses,...read more
Success Stories: ‘Brain’ Glasses Help Shooting Victim Read, Write Again Mind-Eye Institute Testing Puts Patient on Road to ‘Amazing’ Recovery Doctors told the 18-year-old gunshot victim that her eyesight would not likely improve much beyond a year – “but they were...read more
Success Stories: Dr. Z Was A Life-Saver by Cheryl R, Illinois "Dr. Z was a life-saver for my daughter. We had no idea that her vision was not normal. Apparently, my daughter was seeing on a slant, her vision was narrow and her mind could not comprehend what she was...read more
Success Stories: Just Brilliant by Allison L, Illinois "When my daughter was 8 months, we went to see a physical therapist to help with issues [she] had with crawling. The physical therapist referred us to Dr. Zelinsky's practice. At the time, I did not see how her...read more
Success Stories: Can't Thank You Enough by Scott & Stefanie P, Illinois "We just wanted to let you know how truly in awe we are of the work you have done with our daughter. We have to admit, when we first heard of your work, we were skeptical. But, after our first...read more
Success Stories: Miraculous Transformation by Elsa D, Illinois "[My] older boy Stephan (11 years old) has had his glasses on since this summer. Last year, when he lived in Ingleside with his maternal aunt and uncle, he was failing 5th grade. He had to visit the social...read more
Success Stories: Worth the Time, Travel, and Money by Deb HHow do you properly thank someone who has literally given you your life back? I saw Dr. Zelinsky yesterday in Chicago, and have only one minor phase of treatment left, which will end with a phone consult in...read more
Success Stories: Sleeping Beauty by Rachel H "After making plans to go to Chicago, I remembered that I'd heard of an optometrist who specialized in vision recovery and brain injury. Dr. Zelinksy made time to see Eleni during our stay. At first, our sleeping beauty...read more
Success Stories: Miracles & Two Pieces of Tape by Ryan R "To write a brief testimonial of my experience with you is difficult. I am in the process of writing a book based on my recovery from a severe traumatic brain injury. Your work is central to the basis of the...read more
Success Stories: The World Becomes Clearer by Dena C "I wrote this letter to help you understand that what Dr. Zelinsky does is not just research, but truly a path for people to change their lives for the better. When you're able to fully understand what you see, this...read more
Success Stories: Think Outside The Box by Tracey G "One year ago last week, my son suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), which after 5 months left him unable to read in spite of a 20/20 vision diagnosis at our local optometrist. This was quite unnerving as he was...read more
Success Stories: Josslen by Michelle H I wanted to send you this letter to express my gratitude for all you have done for my 9 year old daughter, Josslen. Her overall happiness has improved drastically since our first visit to you in Feb 2015 at the Mind-Eye...read more
'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.