Walt Whitley, OD, FAAO 

Walter Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO serves as the Director of Referral Services and Residency Program Supervisor at Virginia Eye Consultants in Norfolk, Virginia where his practice encompasses ocular surface disease, glaucoma, surgical co-management, clinical research and the supervision of an extensive referral network. Dr. Whitley is a nationally recognized author and lecturer on topics ranging from ocular disease, surgical co-management, pharmaceuticals and practice management topics. He serves as Co-Chief Medical Editor for CollaborativeEye and contributing editor for the Review of Optometry. Dr. Whitley is the current Chair of the American Academy of Optometry Anterior Segment Section and the immediate past president of the Virginia Optometric Association where he has been recognized as the 2012 Young Optometrist of the Year, the 2015 Legislative Keyperson of the Year and most recently the 2020 Optometrist of the Year.