Dr. Deborah Zelinsky
Senior Researcher, Mind and Eye Connection North brook and Director of the Clinic for Macular Degeneration, United States of America
Dr. Zelinsky earned her Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) and her Bachelor of Science in Visual Science from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. She is a Fellow in the College of Visual Development (C.O.V.D.) and specializes in neuro-optometric rehabiliation and visual processing. Dr. Zelinsky is honored to be a Charter Member of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association and a Life Member of MENSA. She was twice been the recipient of the "Outstanding Young Women in America" award, and is cited in "Who's Who in International Medicine". Dr. Zelinsky was privileged and honored to study side by side with Dr. Albert Sutton in Miami. This exclusive experience permitted Dr. Zelinsky to understand the Optometric Specialty of Vision Development as one part of an entire person. While in Florida, she was the Staff Optometrist at the Fort Lauderdale Eye Institute and Director of the Clinic for Macular Degeneration. Her numerous papers, workshops and seminars on Visuospatial and Motor Planning Skills are recognized worldwide. She created the Macular Connection Visual Rehabilitation Course for the Blind Service Association. Dr. Zelinsky's current Neuro-Developmental Optometric Research is summarized here. Dr. Zelinsky is currently the regional director for the Optometric Extension program, an organization designed to provide further specialized education to those optometrists with an interest in visual development.
Her research interests include conditions where auditory and visual pathways are out of synch, such as in dyslexia, neurodegenerative conditions, brain injury and autism.