Walter Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO

Areas of Interest:

Dry Eye, Glaucoma, Comprehensive Eye Care

Director, Professional Relations – Mid-Atlantic
Residency Program Supervisor – PCO at Salus University

Getting to Know Dr. Whitley

Dr. Whitley is a nationally recognized lecturer and has given over 750 lectures and presentations on topics ranging from ocular disease, surgical co-management, pharmaceuticals and practice management topics. As an author, he has written dozens of articles for all of the major optometric publications. Currently, he serves as co-chief medical editor of Collaborative Eye and Contributing Editor for the Review of Optometry.

Dr. Whitley chose to join VEC due to their reputation and involvement in clinical research. Over the past decade, Dr. Whitley has been involved in over two dozen clinical trials in pharmaceutical development and ophthalmic devices.

Originally from Nevada, Dr. Whitley and his wife Lindsay are proud to call Virginia Beach their home for more than a decade. They have three boys, Beckam, Brock and Brady. In their free time, they enjoy going to the gym, going to Busch Gardens and Dave and Busters and spending time with their friends.

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  • Education & Training
  • Memberships & Affiliations
  • Honors & Awards

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Education & Training
  • Doctor of Optometry: Pacific University College of Optometry
  • Optometric Residency: Specializing in Ocular Disease and Ocular Surgery at Eye Care Associates of Nevada
  • Master’s Degree: Business Administration at University of Nevada, Reno
Memberships & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Optometry: Chair, Anterior Segment Section
  • American Optometric Association: Member
  • Collaborative Eye: Co-Chief Medical Editor
  • Optometric Corneal, Cataract and Refractive Society: Member
  • Review of Optometry: Contributing Editor
  • Tidewater Optometric Society: Member
  • Virginia Optometric Association: President, Board of Trustees
Honors & Awards
  • Young OD of the Year, Virginia Optometric Association, 2012
  • Legislative Keyperson of the Year, Virginia Optometric Association, 2015
  • America’s Best Eye Doctors, Newsweek, 2022
  • Optometrist of the Year, Virginia Optometric Association, 2020

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