Katrina Callus-Ryan, CO, COT is one of the board-certified orthoptists that works with Children’s Eye Care’s pediatric ophthalmologists in diagnosing and treating pediatric and adult patients with amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eyes, misaligned eyes).
After finishing her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at Adrian College, she worked as an Ophthalmic Technician and then went on to successfully complete an Orthoptic Fellowship at Children’s Eye Care of Michigan. In 2022, she passed her written and oral boards to become a board certified orthoptist.
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. Orthoptists are board-certified by the American Orthoptic Council after the successful completion of a two-year clinical orthoptic program and a previous 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, the orthoptists at Children’s Eye Care participate in the clinical education of ophthalmology residents-in-training at Children’s Hospital of MI, as well as contribute to clinical research in the study of ocular motility.
Certified Ophthalmic Technician, JCAHPO
Orthoptic Training Program, Children’s Eye Care, Detroit, MI
American Orthoptic Council