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.
- Dry eye disease
- Diabetic eye care
- Pre-/post-operative care
- Emergency eye care
- Clinical Research
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
- Collaborative Eye
Co-Chief Medical Editor
- Optometric Corneal, Cataract and Refractive Society
- Review of Optometry
- Tidewater Optometric Society
- 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
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