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. Additionally, Dr. Whitley serves as the Director of Professional Relations for CEI Vision Partners (CVP) whose focus is to maximize patient centered care through collaboration between eye care providers and the medical communities they serve. 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 currently serving as the president of the Virginia Optometric Association where he has been recognized as the 2012 Young Optometrist of the Year and 2015 Legislative Keyperson of the Year.