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Dr. Deborah Zelinsky
I am an optometrist who uses eyeglasses and contact lenses for purposes other than clear eyesight. The Mind-Eye Connection was founded in 1992 to emphasize research on systems connected to the eyes. As technology evolved and research demonstrated new retinal connections, a new branch of optometry (neuro-optometry) began to encompass the those connections, using the retina as a portal into brain function.
Auditory/Visual Integration Assessment and Treatment in Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Retinal stimulation should be considered as a possible treatment for brain injury. Recent research has demonstrated that activating the retina – in particular, the peripheral retina – can influence inputs to the brain in ways that may be useful in rehabilitation. The specific treatment involves designing non-traditional eyeglasses that intentionally alter signaling pathways, rather than simply sharpening central eyesight. These often overlooked peripheral retinal pathways are...
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