Born and raised in Lemont, Illinois, Eric received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lake Forest College, followed by a Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry. He has trained at several specialized facilities, including the Alaska Eye Care Center in Anchorage, Alaska; the St. Albans Veterans Affairs Extended Care Center in St. Albans, New York; the Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago, Illinois, and the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical and Blind Rehabilitation Center in Palo Alto, California.
Dr. Petecki is previously known to New Lenox residents by his association with the ophthalmology practice of Dr. Dianne Ross in the Silver Cross Professional Building from 2000 to 2004. He has been an active member of the New Lenox Chamber of Commerce since 2000. He lived in New Lenox for ten years and currently resides in Homer Glen with his wife and three children.
Dr. Petecki is also a Lifetime Member of the National Eagle Scout Association.