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Dr. Rudrani Banik is a Board-certified Ophthalmologist, fellowship-trained Neuro-Ophthalmologist, and Functional Medicine expert. She is fully trained in ophthalmic surgery and Botox, and she has a special interest in treating Headache and Migraine. Dr. Banik manages a wide spectrum of conditions affecting vision, as well as the complex connections between the eye and brain including:

  • Cataract

  • Diseases of the optic nerve

  • Migraines

  • Eye pain

  • Headache syndromes

  • Concussion

  • Double vision

  • Brain tumors or stroke affecting vision

  • Unexplained visual loss

  • Computer vision syndrome

  • Eyelid spasms

A photo of Dr. Rani Banik, M.D. at the central park

Dr. Banik has specialized training in Functional Medicine. She applies principles of complementary and alternative medicine in conjunction with traditional medical approaches to treat chronic diseases affecting the visual system. She offers a unique approach to managing conditions such as dry eye, macular degeneration, blepharitis, migraine, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, thyroid eye disease, uveitis, and other autoimmune conditions.

She takes into account a patient’s unique medical history within a psychosocial context. Her approach is to develop a personalized treatment and wellness plan for each patient, including a combination of:

  • Root cause analysis for chronic eye disease to identify imbalances

  • Personalized nutritional plan for optimal vision and brain health

  • Pharmaceutical grade supplements to promote eye and brain metabolism

  • Lifestyle modification to address stressors and improve sleep

  • Essential oils, meditation, and movement for vision, mind, and body

Dr. Banik has thirteen years of training at some of the finest medical and eye institutes in the country. She graduated with a B.A with Honors and M.D. from Brown University. She trained in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, followed by Ophthalmology at the University of California, Irvine. She went on to pursue Neuro-Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins.

She has served on full-time faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

Dr. Banik is founder of Envision Health NYC, a private practice based on the Upper East Side in New York City. She is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine. Dr. Banik has won many teaching awards and also serves as principal investigator for 5 multi-centered clinical trials in neuro-ophthalmology. She has authored numerous articles and has presented at national and international meetings. Dr. Banik is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Exam Development Committee and helps to set the standards for board certification in her field.

Dr. Banik is sought out as an expert in the media and has been featured in The New York Times, Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, ABC 7 Eyewitness News, CBS NY with Dr Max Gomez, Fox 5 News with Ernie Anastos, NY Magazine’s Best Doctors 2017, 2018, and 2019, The Washington Post, New Tang Dynasty TV, and Real Simple magazine. She was voted Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2017, 2018, and 2019 by her peers. 

To view Dr. Banik’s full CV, click here.

Dr. Banik is proud to bring more than 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.

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