Dr. Ellen M. Petrilla, OD

Dr. Ellen M. Petrilla, OD

Optometry | Female

Dr. Ellen Petrilla graduated from Ohio University with undergraduate degrees in psychology and biology. She then went onto pursue her optometry degree at the University of Houston. During optometry school, Dr. Petrilla worked for a neuro-ophthalmology practice, where she assisted in the diagnosis and treatment of many neuropathies, such as optic neuritis and temporal arteritis. Her patient care experiences at this neuro-ophthalmology clinic led to an article published in the Review of Optometry about Horner s syndrome. In addition, Dr. Petrilla did an internship at Queen Victoria Hospital in England. During her rotation, she assisted in the pre and postoperative care of corneal transplant patients, and had the opportunity to treat other corneal anomalies. Her training in England allowed her a chance to travel to different countries, such as France, Holland, Spain, and Ireland. Besides traveling, some of Dr. Petrilla s other hobbies and interests include hiking, skiing, painting, and art collecting. Read more

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1050 17th St
Denver, CO 80265 Get Directions
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Dr. Ellen Petrilla graduated from Ohio University with undergraduate degrees in psychology and biology. She then went onto pursue her optometry degree at the University of Houston. During optometry school, Dr. Petrilla worked for a neuro-ophthalmology practice, where she assisted in the diagnosis and treatment of many neuropathies, such as optic neuritis and temporal arteritis. Her patient care experiences at this neuro-ophthalmology clinic led to an article published in the Review of Optometry about Horner s syndrome. In addition, Dr. Petrilla did an internship at Queen Victoria Hospital in England. During her rotation, she assisted in the pre and postoperative care of corneal transplant patients, and had the opportunity to treat other corneal anomalies. Her training in England allowed her a chance to travel to different countries, such as France, Holland, Spain, and Ireland. Besides traveling, some of Dr. Petrilla s other hobbies and interests include hiking, skiing, painting, and art collecting.Read more

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Dr. Petrilla's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Petrilla to family and friends
5
based on 49 total surveys (17 with reviews)
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in Denver, CO |
The best, most personable eye doctor I've had. Plus the LASIK referral and procedure has been top notch.
in Englewood, CO |
Very helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. Willing to explain things when asked. Definitely recommended!
in Denver, CO |
Extremely thorough and provided reliable options. I would recommend Dr. Petrilla highly!
in Denver, CO |
Dr petrilla is the best.
in Denver, CO |
Dr. Petrilla feels like an eye doctor who is also a friend! She's incredibly smart and friendly, and I actually love coming to the eye doctor so I can see her!
in Denver, CO |
Dr petrilla is thorough, skilled, and so pleasant. I would recommend her to anyone! I feel as though my eye care is excellent., and all of my concerns are addressed at every visit.
Denver, CO |
Dr. Petrilla is always warm and welcoming. She takes the time to learn about my life style and how that impacts my eye care and plan accordingly.
in Denver, CO |
Dr. Petrilla has an outstanding disposition. She's very funny and definitely a 10 on the likability scale. I plan to continue working with her and the Vision Care Specialists in the future. As an added bonus, the Vision Care Specialist group is using cutting edge technology. All of there equipment is state-of-the-art and left me feeling like my eyes had been thoroughly tested. Hands down a fantastic experience, and even though it was my first visit, they completely won me over!
in Denver CO |
She is very sweet and explains everything during the appointment. She goes above and beyond.
in Denver, CO |
Very knowledgeable and professional. Really enjoyed my time with her.
in Denver, CO |
Dr was great. Very nice and extremely helpful.
in Denver, CO |
Very friendly & personable!
in Denver, CO |
Always friendly, helpful and knowledgeable!
Denver, CO |
She is great¡
in Denver, CO |
I always feel comfortable with the service and the suggestions. Thank you
Denver, CO |
Dr. Petrilla is the best eye doctor I've ever had! She has completely changed my life post lasik. When I asked my last dr. about my dry eyes he told me to eat foods with flax. She actually listened, performed tests and prescribed me a treatment that has drastically changed my condition. I no longer have red, dry, vampire eyes. In my follow-up appts she is attentive and spends the time to describe what has happened and goes through all the detail of options. She is a smart, awesome doctor!!
Dr. Petrilla is an exceptional opthomologist. She truly cares about the patient and understands eye care needs. I have recommended her in the past and will continue to do so. She is very knowledgable and the staff and Vision Care Specialist is amazing. If you need glasses, you must go here.
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Dr. Petrilla's Care Philosophy

Dr. Ellen Petrilla graduated from Ohio University with undergraduate degrees in psychology and biology. She then went onto pursue her optometry degree at the University of Houston. During optometry school, Dr. Petrilla worked for a neuro-ophthalmology practice, where she assisted in the diagnosis and treatment of many neuropathies, such as optic neuritis and temporal arteritis. Her patient care experiences at this neuro-ophthalmology clinic led to an article published in the Review of Optometry about Horner s syndrome. In addition, Dr. Petrilla did an internship at Queen Victoria Hospital in England. During her rotation, she assisted in the pre and postoperative care of corneal transplant patients, and had the opportunity to treat other corneal anomalies. Her training in England allowed her a chance to travel to different countries, such as France, Holland, Spain, and Ireland. Besides traveling, some of Dr. Petrilla s other hobbies and interests include hiking, skiing, painting, and art collecting.

Dr. Petrilla's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Optometry
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Dry Eyes
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Houston College of Optometry
  • Internship Hospital
    University Eye Institute
  • Undergraduate School
    Ohio University / Main Campus
    University of Houston / University Park
  • Other Education
    Queen Victoria Hosp

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Optometry

Procedures Performed

  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • LASIK