Irina Andrushenko, OD, specializes in primary eye care and ocular disease treatment in adults and children. A native of Ukraine, Dr. Andrushenko earned a Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO). Prior to that, she graduated from the University of West Florida with a Master of Communication Arts degree. She completed Optometric externships at HuHuKam Memorial Hospital and Barnet Dulaney Perkins Center in Arizona, Eye Institute of Albuquerque in New Mexico, and an internship at the Eye Care Center at Southern California College of Optometry in California. She is licensed by Arizona and California State Boards of Optometry. After graduating from SCCO, Dr. Andrushenko completed a Primary Care/Low Vision Residency Program at the Southern Arizona Department of Veteran Affairs.
Dr. Andrushenko served as Chief of the Tse’hootsooi’ Medical Center Optometry Department and it’s two state-of-the-art Eye Clinics in Fort Defiance and Sanders, for more than a decade. She was committed to providing the highest quality compassionate vision care to the rural Fort Defiance service area and surrounding communities. Her primary focus was on diagnosis, treatment and co-management of advanced ocular conditions, including glaucoma, corneal, retinal, and neurological eye diseases in a multi-disciplinary hospital setting.
Dr. Andrushenko is dedicated to assuring the highest quality of Optometric practice by teaching, instructing, and evaluating Optometry students. She completed a Fellowship with the American Academy of Optometry before she embraced the role of Chief of Optometry for a hospital-based optometry program on the Navajo Nation. She remains an active member of American Academy of Optometry. She served as the Coordinator of the Student Externship and Residency Programs in Ocular Disease with an emphasis in Primary Care Optometry at the Fort Defiance Indian Hospital. She has extensive experience serving as an Adjunct Clinical Professor at MBKU Southern California College of Optometry, MWU Arizona College of Optometry, UAB School of Optometry, and Clinical Assistant Professor for the Western University College of Optometry.
She is passionate about helping patients improve their vision and eye health. She joined Desert Vista Eye Specialists group in July, 2023. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her children and family, and travelling both in and out of the country.
Master of Communication Arts degree from the University of West Florida
Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry
Externships at HuHuKam Memorial Hospital and Barnet Dulaney Perkins Center in Arizona and the Eye Institute of Albuquerque in New Mexico
Internship at the Eye Care Center at Southern California College of Optometry in California
Residency in Primary Care and Low Vision at the Southern Arizona Department of Veteran Affairs
American Academy of Optometry