Dr. Zielinski received her Bachelor of Science degree from Benedictine University and her Doctor of Optometry degree from Illinois College of Optometry. During her clinical rotations at the Illinois Eye Institute, Loyola Medical Center, and Edward Hines Veterans Hospital, she received extensive clinical training that prepared her for practicing comprehensive optometry. Before joining Fisher-Swale-Nicholson Eye Center, Dr. Zielinski worked at a private ophthalmology practice for 5 years. Her clinical interests include dry eye treatment, glaucoma management, and binocular disease disorders.
Dr. Zielinski grew up in the Chicagoland area. She is a first-generation American and speaks fluent Polish. Her interest in optometry started at an early age with her annual examinations by her family optometrist. While studying for her undergraduate degree, Dr. Zielinski worked as a vision therapist, which solidified her decision to pursue optometry as a career. When not practicing optometry, Dr. Zielinski enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends, enjoying the outdoors, reading, and traveling.