Meet the Doc

Dr. Gallinger received his first bachelors degree in Pre-Med Physiology from the University of Wyoming.  Following his undergraduate studies, he received masters level training in Immunology. He then went on to earn his second Bachelor’s degree in Physical Sciences from the Pacific University in Portland, Oregon followed by his Doctor of Optometry degree.

During his university training, Dr. Gallinger worked 15 years as an advanced life support paramedic on the medic units and as a field training officer and pre-hospital trauma adviser for Portland’s level one trauma hospital.


Dr. Gallinger has run his private practice in Covington, WA since 1984.
His interests in eye care include glasses, contact lenses, eye diseases, dry eyes, before and after surgical care in conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration.


As an instrument-rated pilot, he enjoys flying a variety of aircraft and makes time for open water scuba diving and sports shooting. He is privileged to be a consultant to law enforcement officers in vision correction for firearms skills and safety. Dr. Gallinger and his lovely wife have 3 beautiful daughters.