Judy Petrunak


Judy Petrunak, CO, COT

Judy has been working as a staff orthoptist at Children’s Eye Care since 1991. She is also an instructor for Children’s Eye Care orthoptic training program.

“Orthoptics” is an ancillary field within ophthalmology pertaining to the evaluation of disorders of the visual system, with an emphasis on binocular (two-eyed) vision. They are board-certified by the American Orthoptic Council after the successful completion of a two-year clinical orthoptic program and a prior baccalaureate degree.

The successful evaluation of children requires patience in a playful, gentle atmosphere. Orthoptists are specialists in evaluating vision of children of all ages and abilities, as well as adults with eye misalignment and double vision and are uniquely skilled in specialized diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.

In addition to staffing our offices, Judy participates in the clinical education of orthoptists, ophthalmology residents and fellow at Children’s as well as contribute to clinical research in the study of ocular motility.



 WSU undergraduate         

Bachelor’s Degree
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Orthoptic Training Program, Wayne State Medical School, Kresge Eye Institute, Detroit, MI

Certified Orthoptist
American Orthoptic Council

Certified Ophthalmic Technician
Joint Commission of Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology