Phil Walling
Phil Walling

Professor
Optometry
Phone: (231) 591-2183
Email: [email protected]

Education

  • OD, Doctor of Optometry (OD), University of Houston College of Optometry, Optometry
  • Western Michigan University, Graduate College of Education
  • BS, Western Michigan University, Biomedical Science, Chemistry
  • AA, Associate of Science, Kalamazoo Valley Communiity College, Science

Biography

Dr. Walling is a Professor at the Michigan College of Optometry. He received his doctorate in Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry and is TPA certified in Michigan and Texas. Following graduation, he was an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Houston's University Eye Institute and practiced in a multidisciplinary setting until moving to Michigan. After relocating to Michigan, Dr. Walling practiced at the University of Michigan Health Service, Associated Eye Institute and Surgical Center and in private practice.

He is currently the Chief of the Medical and Surgical Service at the University Eye Center and teaches classes in Anterior and Posterior Segment Ocular Disease, Glaucoma, Laser & Refractive Surgery and Injectable Pharmaceuticals. He has lectured exclusively on ocular disease, pharmacology, contact lenses and primary care procedures. He was voted "Educator of the Year" by the Michigan Optometric Association in 2000. Dr. Walling is currently the director of continuing education at MCO and serves as faculty liaison on the Academic Relations Committee, Professional Affairs Division of the Michigan Optometric Association. Outside of optometry, he is the Assistant Men's and Women's Golf Coach at Ferris State University.

Presentations

  • Lecture
    Walling, P., Summer CE Optometry Conference 2015, "Posterior Optical Coherence Tomography," Big Rapids, MI, (June 2015).
  • Lecture
    Walling, P., Shelby High School, 9th grade science class, "Ocular Anatomy," Shelby, MI, (March 2015).
  • Lecture
    Walling, P., Northern Ontario Optometry Conference 2014, "Advanced Primary Eyecare Procedures," Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, (September 2014).
  • Lecture
    Walling, P., Northern Ontario Optometry Conference 2014, "Macular OCT in Clinical Practice," Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, (September 2014).
  • Lecture
    Walling, P., Shelby High School, 9th grade science class, "Ocular Anatomy," Shelby, MI, (March 2014).
  • Lecture
    Walling, P., Michigan Optometric Association, "Macular OCT in Clinical Practice," Lansing, MI, (October 2013).
  • Lecture
    Walling, P., Michigan Optometric Association, "Ocular Pain Management," Lansing, MI, (October 2013).
  • Lecture
    Walling, P., Shelby High School, 9th grade science class, "Ocular Anatomy," Shelby, MI, (March 2013).
  • Poster
    Walling, P., Dinardo, A., "An Atypical Presentation of a Pyogenic Granuloma following a Dacryocystorhinostomy," American Optometric Association, (June 2012).
  • Lecture
    Walling, P., Shelby High School, 9th grade science class, "Ocular Anatomy," Shelby, MI, (March 2012).