On Tuesday May 12th at 6:30pm, LEEP Forward will host a free workshop led by Dr. Deborah Zelinsky, whose optometric practice uses the eye as an entry into brain processing. Thus, the tagline, “traditional eye care and beyond.” The topic of the discussion will be how children with special needs (regardless of the quality of their eyesight) can positively influence their attention, behavior, and comprehension by using therapeutic glasses.
In her work, Dr. Zelinsky has found that children who are diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, and developmental delays, for example, may in fact be exhibiting these symptoms partially because of visual systems dysfunctions. Unlike other optometrists, her work isn’t just about looking into the eye, but figuring out what information the brain is processing, and when necessary, using eyeglasses to address deficient pathways.
Dr. Zelinsky, O.D., F.C.O.V.D., F.N.O.R.A. graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1985. Her cutting edge research in retinal circuitry and three patents in novel usages of retinal stimulation have been described in neuro-optometric rehabilitation publications and courses worldwide. Currently she is a reviewer for the Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JOVE) and has twice been a scientific grant reviewer for the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program.
To learn more about The Mind-Eye Approach, click here.
To reserve a spot, please RSVP to Erika@leepforward.com.