Addressing Processing Disorders and their Symptoms by Rebuilding Neural Pathways

Helping adults and children with processing disorders better interact with their environment by providing treatment that will help reduce sensory overload and improve overall outcomes.

Overcome Environmental Challenges and Improve Symptoms Related to Processing Disorders

Symptoms of any of these processing disorders can have a profound effect on the development of children, and create ongoing challenges for adults and how they are able to adjust to their environment in their daily lives. At the Mind-Eye Institute, we help patients rebuild neural pathways by providing a series of individualized optometric prescriptions that are unique to each patient and their specific conditions.

You are not alone in this journey. If you’ve been told that there’s no hope for improvement, give us a call and speak to a new patient advocate to determine if we may be able to assess something that might have been overlooked.  

Common Symptoms Associated with Processing Disorders

Common Symptoms Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Processing disorders are a group of conditions that affect the way the brain processes information. These disorders can interfere with a person's ability to learn, pay attention, and interact with others. There are many types of processing disorders which include auditory (APD), visual (VPD), and sensory (SPD). Symptoms and common behaviors associated with the various types of processing disorders include:

  • Difficulty learning
  • Lack of speech comprehension
  • Trouble with following directions
  • Difficulty focusing in noisy environment
  • Reading, writing, and math difficulties
  • Balancing and coordination difficulties (clumsiness)
  • Sensitivities to light, sound, smell, taste, touch, etc

Our approach has helped thousands of patients see marked improvements in how they are able to manage symptoms in their daily lives. If you’d like to better understand how we can help and what’s possible, take our symptoms assessment by clicking below.

How the Mind-Eye Institute Helps Patients
with Processing Disorders

How the Mind-Eye Institute Helps Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder

We understand that processing disorders can be challenging, but we are here to help. By rebuilding neural pathways, we’re able to help improve processing, reduce sensory overload, and more. The Mind-Eye Institute’s rehabilitative plans are tailored to each patient based on their unique circumstances. Our treatment plans involve a combination of prescription lenses that utilize our unique Brainwear™ technology and other optometric tools.

Our goal is to help our patients improve their quality of life by better integrating into their environment and easing the stress that is caused by processing issues. In other words, we can lessen visual stress, which reduces overall stress, taking patients out of “fight or flight” mode. Our team of passionate staff members is excited to embark on this journey of improvement and relief with you.

Interested in Visiting Our Clinic?

Interested in Visiting Our Clinic?

Get in contact with one of our New Patient Advocates to book an appointment.

At the Mind-Eye Institute we understand that interactions between the electrical and biochemical pathways in the brain affect physical, physiological and psychological systems. Visual interventions that alter retinal signaling pathways impact both the electrical and biochemical systems.

Our patients undergo thorough examination with advanced technology and testing techniques to measure their reactions and responses to light entering the retina. With this information, experts at the Mind-Eye Institute determine whether a patient’s visual and auditory systems are synchronized. They consider how light might be manipulated to positively impact brain function and body chemistry. The goal is to find optimal ways of mitigating symptoms that are not improved or resolved through standard approaches.

Specifically, our team offers patients prescriptive eyeglasses, contact lenses or other optometric interventions to selectively stimulate light dispersed on the retina. Individualized lenses can:

  • Maximize patients’ visual performance and visual processing capabilities and create a stable balance between hearing and visual localization.
  • Improve patient perception of the surrounding environment in order to modify behavior and enhance communication skills.
  • Help rebuild brain pathways or develop new pathways that enhance a patient’s ability to learn, understand and interact normally with others.

Getting In Touch With Us

To learn about next steps for registering as a patient or registering a child as a patient, please call the Mind-Eye Institute office at 847.744.8955 or you can fill out our online New Patient Inquiry Form provided here.

The Mind-Eye Institute is a non-participating provider with any insurance company. We don’t bill your insurance directly, but our team will provide you with the necessary documentation to submit to your insurance company for partial reimbursement following your visit.

New Patient Inquiry

Thank you for your interest in scheduling an appointment at the Mind-Eye Institute. Prior to submitting your request to speak with a new patient advocate, we ask that you carefully review our FAQ section below which has more information on insurance, financial aid, and treatment at facility.The FAQ link needs to anchor down to the FAQ section.

An Overview of the Patient Journey

Our goal is to help children and adults enjoy a more comfortable environment in their day-to-day lives, which has a direct effect on quality of life. Our approach is designed to help patients remap brain pathways and improve visual processing, rather than sharpening eyesight. This viewpoint makes our evaluations and interventions so unique. Here’s what our groundbreaking testing and top-notch patient care looks like:



The Mind-Eye Institute uses advanced technology and testing techniques to examine visual performance and processing skills. You’ll be visiting our clinic here in the Chicagoland area. The thorough evaluation will take several hours to pinpoint subtle visual processing issues. Learn about our Patented Z-Bell Test.


Individualized Plans

Following your in-office evaluation, an individualized plan will be prescribed to break old visual habits and create new ones. This is accomplished by using many care tools, ranging from Mind-Eye Brainwear to modify external eyesight, all the way to visual skill development and processing activities to address internal visualization.


At-Home Care

A Patient Advocate will be following up regularly to ensure that you are progressing with the activities and care tools prescribed as part of your treatment plan.


Follow-up Appointments

Patient follow-ups can take 2-3 years on average. Depending on the situation, we recommend that patients return to our Chicagoland clinic 2-3 times/year for updated evaluations and possible prescription changes as they continue to break old brain habits and form new ones. Each patient is different, and progress is specific to each individual and their condition.

A Passionate Team That Cares, Producing Life-Changing Results

Don’t take our word for it! Check out testimonials from past patients (and their caretakers or parents).  These include professional athletes, artists, veterans, first responders, parents, children, and people from all walks of life.Their stories will inform you, their resilience will inspire you, and our commitment to patient care and transformation through continuous research will bring confidence that embarking on this journey is the right choice.



How much does evaluation and follow-up cost with your clinic?

Costs vary depending on the patient’s situation, including concurrent medical issues. Please contact us and speak to a New Patient Advocate and they will be happy to address costs.

Does The Mind-Eye Institute take insurance?

We do not bill any insurance but we will provide the CPT procedure codes and superbill for patients to submit to their insurance for partial reimbursement for out-of-network benefits.

Do you need to come to Illinois to be a patient?

Patients would be required to come to the clinic in order to be evaluated for a prescription and treatment plan. We do see many patients from out of state and internationally, typically for limited time in the clinic between 3-5 times over the course of 2-3 years.  Many patients fly in and out on the same day.

Are there other practitioners that are doing what you are doing?

There are a few practitioners worldwide who have received one of the five levels of training that the Mind-Eye Institute’s practitioners offer.. We are able to do remote patient appointments for follow-up appointments with those optometrists on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us and speak with a New Patient Advocate in order to address further questions or concerns.

If my learning problems have existed for a long time, can this still be an effective treatment for me?

We see a range of patients starting at 4-5 months old babies, when a lot of binocular vision begins, to adults who want to build new visual skills after a lifetime of learning problems. Brains can change at any age, although long-term habits take longer to break.  

I am not seeing anyone on the list of testimonials that is just like me. Can you still help with my symptoms?

Our testimonial videos represent just a small portion of the patients who we have helped over many years.  Yet, these videos make a great resource for some patients to recognize their own symptoms, or to find solace that there are other people like them. To better understand if we can help with your particular situation, please contact us and speak with a New Patient Advocate who will better be able to determine if our clinic is the right fit for you.

Do you offer financing or any sort of financial assistance?

We do offer financing for patients over the course of 6-12 month payments via Care Credit. We also have options for financial aid which patients can apply for via our financial aid forms. This can put services on a sliding scale based on income. Please ask a New Patient Advocate for these forms and we will be happy to get those sent over to you.

Ready to Start Your Journey?

Ready to Start Your Journey?

A 30-minute phone call with a new patient advocate will provide you everything that you need to know to get started.

A 30-minute phone call with a new patient advocate will provide you everything that you need to know to get started.

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