Traumatic Brain Injury Symptom Relief

Helping thousands of patients with lingering, life-altering symptoms from strokes, concussions, seizures, and other brain changes, be more comfortable.

We Address Lingering Symptoms from Traumatic Brain Injuries

We understand that living with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can be overwhelming and has a profound impact on many aspects of daily life. No two individuals are the same; therefore, patients exposed to similar injuries will respond differently and require different interventions. We are testing visual circuitry and may be able to discover a subtle visual processing issue that may not have been thoroughly assessed when attention was on damage to brain structures. The Mind-Eye Institute tailors treatment plans uniquely for each person.

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 help.

Common Symptoms from Traumatic Brain Injuries

Mild brain trauma, which accounts for about 75% of brain injury cases, may not be considered severe, but it is by no means benign. Studies have shown that up to one in five individuals who have sustained a mild head injury may develop mental health conditions, such as major depressive disorder, personality changes, and behavioral abnormalities. Common symptoms seen at the Mind-Eye Institute include:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Vertigo (dizziness) and issues with balance, fine, and gross motor skills
  • Problems with thinking that require visualization, such as memory loss, inability to concentrate, confusion, aphasia and other language processing difficulties, such as difficulty with word recall, losing train of thought and problems reading or writing
  • Sensory overload
  • Visual problems: blurred vision, abnormal eye movements, poor eye coordination,
  • Light sensitivity and difficulties in judging distance, loss of depth perception
  • Auditory processing issues of visualizing the location of a sound source
  • …and others.

How the Mind-Eye Institute Helps Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

The Mind-Eye Institute provides innovative treatment options for patients who have experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury. Our approach involves a thorough examination using advanced technology and testing techniques to measure visual performance and visual processing functions in each patient. By examining how visual processing systems are balanced with other sensory systems, such as auditory localization ability, the Institute's experts can determine how incoming light might be modified to positively impact overall brain function.

Our goal is to help our patients better interact with their environment, by utilizing various tools and techniques to help relieve sensory overload. When less overwhelm exists, fewer stress chemicals are produced and people become more tolerant to changes.

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 847.744.9167 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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