Your South Barrington Optometrist
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- Onsite Parking
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- Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Friday Closed
- Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday Closed
Dr. Ingryd Lorenzana
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
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.
Dr. Malgorzata (“Dr. Maggie”) Zolnierzow
We are excited to formally welcome Dr Maggie (Dr. Malgorzata Zolnierzow) back as part of our team. Many of you already met Dr. Maggie years back when she was completing part of her clinical training in our office. Now she... Show More
We are excited to formally welcome Dr Maggie (Dr. Malgorzata Zolnierzow) back as part of our team. Many of you already met Dr. Maggie years back when she was completing part of her clinical training in our office. Now she has joined our team permanently to help us to continue to serve you, Schaumburg, and surrounding communities.
We are excited to have Dr. Maggie’s experience in specialty contact lenses, myopia management in children and her holistic integrative health approach to dry eye management.
Her personal journey of discovering the underlying cause of her own health ailments makes her a great fit for our team as this perspective is in line with our patient centered office where our focus is to target root cause of vision disorders, not just bandage the symptoms.
After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Health Science and her Master of Public Health in 2017 from Benedictine University, she obtained her doctorate in Optometry from the Western University of Health Science in 2021. She has a wide range of clinical experience ranging from working at the Mountain Home VA Hospital Veterans Affairs in Mountain Home Tennessee, The East Boston Community Health Center in Boston, MA, and at Eyetopia private practice in Denver, CO. These clinical experiences have provided her with diverse advanced knowledge in ocular disease, and functional vision disorders. Dr. Maggie currently resides in Burr Ridge with her two dogs, Ollie, and Feliks. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending her time outdoors.
BVI is a trustworthy specialist 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... Show More
BVI is a trustworthy specialist 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 developmental pediatric 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
- Dry Eyes
- Pediatric Eye Care
- Myopia Management
- Vision Therapy
- Amblyopia Treatment
- Neuro Optometry
- Strabismus Treatment