Printed in Vision Monday | “Women Who Wow” | 2016
FOUNDER NeuroVisual Medicine OWNER Vision Specialists Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
CHOSEN BECAUSE… “Through her cutting edge research and patient care over the last 20 years, Dr. Debby Feinberg has developed the new optometric field of NeuroVisual Medicine.”
Debby Feinberg, OD, has devoted a majority of her career to neurovisual optometry, a type of practice geared toward diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions through eyecare. As such, her biggest inspiration has been her patients. “My patients who suffer the invisible symptoms of dizziness, anxiety, nausea, headache, neck pain, light sensitivity and imbalance with walking inspire me to never give up on the mission of moving this work forward,” she said.
As a neurovisual specialist, Feinberg said she has treated more than 8,000 patients, resulting in an 80 percent reduction in symptoms by prescribing microprism lenses. She has gained notoriety in media including publication in Brain Injury, a peerreviewed, monthly medical journal (February 2016), as well as in a TEDx talk she delivered in Detroit in 2015.
Seeing herself and her colleagues as a “team of healers,” Feinberg believes optometrists are in a unique position to change the way people think about the eyeglass industry, and the scope and reach of optometry.
SHE SAYS… “As with any profession, men and women may have different perspectives, but as the role of women in optometry becomes more prominent, I believe that they will have a bigger ‘voice at the table’ and ascertain that the needs of our patients, as viewed from the female perspective, will be met.”