Brain Vision Institute

Your South Barrington Eye Doctor

2 Executive Ct, South Barrington, IL

About Us

Dr. Lorenzana and the Team at BVI are trustworthy specialists for patients who have unique eye care needs stemming from physical, developmental, or neurological causes. Our mission is to help each of our patients excel in their personal, academic, and physical pursuits through enhanced vision care.

BVI was founded by Dr. Ingryd Lorenzana, a Neuro-Developmental Pediatric Vision Specialist in optometry and a pioneering force in innovative vision therapy and neuroplasticity technologies.

For adults and senior citizens, we offer the most innovative, progressive and holistic eye care services available. Our services address many kinds of SPECIAL eyes…

• Children struggling in school and suspected of visual processing disorders
• Learning disabilities
• Neurodevelopmental disorders (autism, Down’s Syndrome, etc.)
• Health issues or physical injury affecting sight (TBIs, stroke victims, concussion sufferers, accident trauma, etc.)
• Functional eye issues (i.e., lazy eye)
• Other special eye care needs (dry eyes, hard-to-fit contacts, etc.)

A Dedication to Special Needs Children: We accommodate different types of exams and diagnostic techniques to glean a correct diagnosis, regardless of their special challenge or disability.

Utilization of the Latest Research and Technology: Dr. Lorenzana is a driving force in the field of optometric research and committed to staying abreast of all the latest developments in eye care and vision therapy to deliver them to her patients.

Focus on Eye Health and Eye Function: We consider the overall health and functionality of the eye with each exam. We believe strongly in vision therapy as an effective technique, because of neuroplasticity, or the brain’s malleable ability to form new neural connections and correct processing problems along the neurological pathways between the brain and the eyes.

Compassion for the Patient: We recognize that each patient is different and needs individualized treatment.

  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Dry Eyes
  • Emergency Eye Care
  • Myopia Management
  • Pediatric Eye Care
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Senior Vision
  • Scleral Lenses
  • Sport Vision
  • Vision Therapy
  • Orthokeratology (CRT & VST)
  • Neuro Optometry
  • Amblyopia Treatment
  • Strabismus Treatment

Location & Hours

Access

  • Onsite Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible

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Our Team

Dr. Ingryd Lorenzana CBHC, FAAO, FCOVD

Dr. Ingryd Lorenzana, CBHC, FAAO, FCOVD

Neuro – Optometrist Innovator: CogniViiSION Founder: Brain Vision Institute Director: Advanced Vision Center Amazon Best Selling Author Dr. Ingryd Lorenzana is an international award-winning optometrist and vision specialist, the innovator of the groundbreaking patent-pending CogniViision™ “TRAIN the BRAIN not JUST the EYES “protocol that targets... Show More

Neuro – Optometrist

Innovator: CogniViiSION

Founder: Brain Vision Institute

Director: Advanced Vision Center

Amazon Best Selling Author

Dr. Ingryd Lorenzana is an international award-winning optometrist and vision specialist, the innovator of the groundbreaking patent-pending CogniViision™ “TRAIN the BRAIN not JUST the EYES “protocol that targets vision disordes in the brain and a true believer in Brain Training through vision as an effective method to succeed in school, excel in sports, increase productivity in the work place ultimately transforming quality of life.

Dr. Ingryd, as her patient’s call her, has a great passion for her work, and with good reason. She truly is a testament of when she, the “patient” had to become the “doctor” to find solutions for her own ailments. Most of her life, she struggled with reading and attention issues. She loved to learn, but had great difficulty with being a slow reader and didn’t know why. She always had to work harder and study longer than any of her friends just to keep up if she was to succeed. Born in Colombia, she came to the US at 10 years of age and was led to believe that her struggles with reading and attention were due to English being her second language. 

It was not until Optometry School that she discovered she had been struggling with an undiagnosed visual condition known as Convergence Insufficiency (CI). CI is an eye-teaming problem in which the eyes have a strong tendency to drift outward when reading or doing work close-up. A person with CI must use extra effort to make the eyes turn back in, which can lead to slower visual processing speed and can impact the way a person learns, reads and even pays attention. Completing a course of vision therapy for the treatment of CI became pivotal to obtaining her degree and inspired her to choose vision learning disabilities as the focus of her life’s work. She went on to complete a Residency in Pediatrics – Binocular Vision and Perception at the Illinois Eye Institute, including an internship at Children’s Memorial Department of Ophthalmology and the Illinois College of Optometry, where she earned her doctorate degree.

Early in her career she taught at both the Illinois College of optometry and Southern College of Optometry, but then went on to established Advanced Vision Center in 2003, where she serves as Director for Pediatric and Adult Specialty Optometric Services. In 2012, she founded the Brain Vision Institute with the mission to specifically provide the Neuro optometry and vision therapy services to patients diagnosed with neuro-functional disorders as seen in ADD/ADHD, Learning and Reading Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorders, as well as treating patient with strabismus, amblyopia, convergence insufficiency, eye movement skills, and visual perceptual disorders.

She continuously stays at the forefront of the latest neuroscience research as seen through the expansion of her work to include management of visual processing deficits in patients with concussion and traumatic brain injury through maintaining over 20 various certification that include, but are not limited to: certified IMPACT Pediatric and Adult Concussion Provider, Brain Health Provider for the Amen Clinic Method, Advanced Brain Technologies and HeartMAth. 

Dr. Lorenzana is a Fellow of both the College of Optometrist for Visual Development and The American Academy of Optometry in additional to serving as Adjunct faculty to both the Chicago College of Optometry and Western University College of Optometry. She has collaborated significant contributions to the arena of children’s vision research specifically in the area of strabismus and amblyopia as an active principal investigator for the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigative Group since 2004. 

As a highly sought after, international speaker, Dr. Lorenzana has garnered numerous industry awards for her research and contributions to optometry. She has been featured on the “Donny Loves Jenny” TV series for her work with Jenny McCarthy’s Son, Evan, and WGN Channel 9 Morning News on the topics of children’s vision and it impact on learning. Recently she was named “3D Eye Doctor of the Year” from Hollywood’s 3D International and Advanced Media Society and won the 2014 Influential Women in Business Award from the Daily Herald. In 2013, she was selected America’s Top Optometrist by the Consumer research Council of America. However, she considers her greatest achievement to be the opportunity to make a difference in every one of her patient’s lives.

Good ambiance and good patient care and treatment .. Dr cares like family
- Lakshmi B. 1 month ago
Awesome place that I’ve been going to for years now the doctor and the staff are awesome and very helpful
- Jairus W. 3 months ago
I recommend EVERYONE to come here for their eye exam and therapies if needed. What a journey - When I first walked into Dr. Lorenzana's office I was experiencing dizziness to... Show More
I recommend EVERYONE to come here for their eye exam and therapies if needed. What a journey - When I first walked into Dr. Lorenzana's office I was experiencing dizziness to the point I could barely see, walk, speak, think, sit, stand, eat and the list goes on.. I left that day with hope to improve. My prescription that I got elsewhere was way too high and my nervous system was a mess. I immediately signed up for the vision program that works all parts of your brain through the eyes. The games were so fun and her office was the highlight of my weeks. Although I finished that program better then I was, the office started offering Light Therapy and that was the icing on the cake. I am happy to say I "graduated" from the therapy and just got back from a trip that I never thought would ever be possible. I will forever be grateful for Doctor Lorenzana, her knowledge, and her eagerness to keep learning. The programs she offers are not only for those of us who are dizzy. She also helps those with ADHD, memory issues (Alzheimer's & Dementia), poor cognitive function, lazy eyes, Strokes, and Sport performance. Along with so much more. (I recommend calling to ask for your specific needs).
- Gianna G. 5 months ago
Dr. Lorenzana and her staff were awesome! Very attentive, patient, and pleasant to work with which made therapy for my son fun! Highly recommend!
- Dear T. 5 months ago
We had a great experience here. My daughter improved her vision with the therapy doctor provided us! I’m very grateful coming here. Thank you a lot!
- Valentina L. 5 months ago
Dr Lorenzata and her staff are true angels. They are amazing with children, loving, safe, knowledgeable. They have created a safe environment for children and families. I can not say... Show More
Dr Lorenzata and her staff are true angels. They are amazing with children, loving, safe, knowledgeable. They have created a safe environment for children and families. I can not say enough kind and positive things. Doctor is considered the top in her field and a pioneer. I wish I came here years sooner.
- Kimberley S. 5 months ago
The team at Brain-Vision and Dr Lorenzana exemplify brilliant brain/vision solutions with fun, compassionate care for their patients. No matter the age, young to seasoned adults, this is the place to... Show More
The team at Brain-Vision and Dr Lorenzana exemplify brilliant brain/vision solutions with fun, compassionate care for their patients. No matter the age, young to seasoned adults, this is the place to come. I learned that most of our vision is in our brain. less in the eye ball! The exercises helped to balance my brain, and repair my memory weakness from a concussion. Best of all the office spirit sends you out the door with a smile to face the world! Thank you Brain-Vision Institute. Gay Russell, LCSW and Brain Health Coach.
- Gay R. 7 months ago
I will recommend that place to everyone. Very helpful knowledgeable people. Help my kids a lot.
- angelika k. 7 months ago
I've had a wonderful experience with Dr. Lorenzana and her staff. My eyes are no longer itchy and sore. And the infrared sauna has reduced the swelling on my knee.... Show More
I've had a wonderful experience with Dr. Lorenzana and her staff. My eyes are no longer itchy and sore. And the infrared sauna has reduced the swelling on my knee. I feel so much better now that I'm under her care. I highly recommend her.
- Pat H. 7 months ago
I am very grateful for the exceptional care and support provided. From the moment we stepped into the clinic, they made us feel welcome and at ease. Her warm and personable... Show More
I am very grateful for the exceptional care and support provided. From the moment we stepped into the clinic, they made us feel welcome and at ease. Her warm and personable nature instantly put my daughter at ease. She conducted a thorough assessment. Her innovative methods and dedication to staying at the forefront of her field gave us the confidence that we were in the best hands possible. For the next 6 months of twice-a-week vision therapy sessions, the entire experience was remarkable. We had the pleasure of meeting the entire staff, and they were all incredibly nice, creating a friendly and supportive environment. They treated my daughter with care and patience, making every session enjoyable and rewarding. The results of the treatment exceeded our expectations!
- Janeth H. 10 months ago