About The Practice

Everything we do at the practice of Rudrani Banik, M.D. is centered around you, the patient – because you hold the keys to so many aspects shaping your health. With your active participation, Dr. Banik will help you create long term health for your vision, brain and whole body.

Dr. Banik’s Core Values Of Care

An Integrative Approach

Rooted in her focus on participatory patient care, it is Dr. Banik’s mission to empower you with the knowledge and collective wisdom to create health yourself, no matter where you are right now.

Guided by Dr. Banik, you will embark on an integrative approach to your wellness, drawing from the best of both Eastern and Western medicine – including smart lifestyle modifications that will significantly improve your vision and brain health, as well as overall wellness.


Dedicated Attention

During your exploratory consultation, you will meet with Dr. Banik to chart the course for your care.

You will receive dedicated attention from Dr. Banik, including a root cause analysis with report, customized nutrition plan, and lifestyle modification regimen.

The subsequent treatment will be largely based on your individual needs, coordinated and supervised by Dr. Banik.

Personalized Care

No patient is exactly the same, and yet there are 7 factors that affect your health. Dr. Banik will get to the root cause of your dis-ease – using diagnostic tests that your current doctor may not even know about.

She will explore your situation holistically, uncovering mediators in your home, at work, and your mental state to arrive at a “lifestyle prescription” that puts you back on the road to vision, brain, and whole body wellness.

Innovative Treatments

Did you know that it takes on average 17 years for clinical breakthroughs to make their way into the standard of care? At the practice of Rudrani Banik, M.D., she is deeply committed to shortening that lag.

All our staff are life-long learners, continuously upgrading their wisdom through sharing best practices and seeking out innovative, out-of-the-box ideas to help our patients achieve their health goals.


Root Cause Resolution

Unlike traditional doctors, Dr. Banik always focuses on root cause resolution – isolating the key imbalance that is responsible for virtually all symptoms you are experiencing right now.

Also known as functional medicine, Dr. Banik seeks to give you solutions, not more band-aids to cover up the symptoms (or treating side effects of drugs with even more drugs).

Co-Creating Health

People thrive on symbiotic, mutually beneficial relationships, and your desired health outcome is much easier to achieve through the power of community.

We leverage group structures for patient education, peer-to-peer support, and accountability – with both Dr. Banik and your fellow patients rooting for your success.

The Philosophy That Drives Us

The philosophy that motivates Dr. Banik is simple:

“Do whatever it takes to effectively, comfortably, and safely treat my patient. Whatever that ‘whatever’ is.”

Dr. Banik founded her practice on the belief of participatory care where the patient is an instrumental partner in returning their vision, brain, and body back to health (or keeping it healthy). And that it is not about pre-determined ideas about a diagnosis without a full understanding of a patient’s situation.

That’s why Dr. Banik will leave no stone unturned when it comes to getting to the root cause of your health problems. In fact, the medical community finally realizes that all disease starts with imbalances. Autoimmunity and inflammatory processes must be addressed at the root cause.

Dr. Banik integrates findings from the most recent research along with over 20 years of knowledge that she has accumulated. As it is stated in her Core Values of Care, you will always be first in line for innovative, integrative treatment methods that combine the best of Western and Eastern medicine.

About The Practice of Rudrani Banik

Dr. Banik founded her practice with the goal of achieving optimal visual and brain function for her patients. She uses traditional medical and surgical approaches, combined with nutrition and lifestyle modification to promote eye and brain health, as well as general wellness.

Dr. Banik is a board-certified and fellowship-trained Neuro-Ophthalmologist who has over 20 years of medical experience as a clinician, educator, and researcher. She also has specialized training in Functional Medicine.

Drawing on the various treatment modalities she has encountered throughout her career, Dr. Banik focuses her practice on providing integrative eye and brain health based on the concept of root cause resolution.

Over the years, Dr. Banik has empowered thousands of patients to take charge of their eye and brain health to resolve chronic conditions such as migraine, vision loss, dry eye, autoimmune disease, as well as many others.

About Rudrani Banik M.D.

Dr. Banik graduated from Brown University with a B.A. with Honors, double concentrating in Biology and South Asian Studies, followed by her M.D. She always had a deeply rooted interest in vision, being fascinated by the complex connections between the brain and eye. This interest led her to do a residency in Ophthalmology at UC Irvine. She then pursued sub-specialty fellowship training in Neuro-Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins.
Having taken care of thousands of patients with complex vision and neurologic problems, Dr. Banik was drawn to the science and art behind Functional Medicine. She integrates nutrition and lifestyle modification into her approach to help her patients achieve optimal vision and brain health.

Dr. Banik is proud to bring over 20 years of experience and her extensive knowledge of the eye and brain, combined with a holistic approach, to her own practice. She is excited to have the opportunity to partner with patients with the goal of not only improved visual function, but also better health and quality of life.

“Dr. Banik Provides Exceptional Eye Care…”

She conducts comprehensive examinations and is well versed in many areas of ophthalmology. Dr. Banik is very knowledgeable and shares complex information in a way that is easy to understand. Dr. Banik is attentive with a welcoming nature that encourages her patients to ask questions. She is professional and works in the best interest of her patients.

Amelia, 41

“Dr. Banik Is Special. Yes, She’s Exceptionally Trained, But More Than That…”

…. She is unhurried when treating you, thorough in explaining her findings, and willingly answers questions. My condition is somewhat rare, and treating it is an art, not just a science. Dr. Banik has achieved exceptional outcomes for me when others could not. I am privileged to have found her.

– Adam, 59

“I Am So Pleased With The Excellent Care That I Received From Dr. Banik…”

She has treated me for thyroid eye disease for over two years. She is professional, extremely thorough and knowledgeable. I’ve been so impressed with her treatment plan for me that when she left Mt. Sinai to start her own practice, I followed her. I highly recommend her. She is awesome!

– Amy, 54

Take The First Step Towards Better Eye and Brain Health

Maybe you have some questions you’d like to ask before you make a decision on becoming a patient.

Dr. Banik is happy to answer any questions you have to see whether or not her practice is right for you.