Dr. Gallinger received his first bachelors degree in pre-med physiology from the University of Wyoming, where he also received post-graduate level training in Immunology. He received his second Bachelors degree from Pacific University in Oregon in physical sciences, and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the same university. He completed his post doctoral training in the treatment of eye diseases from Southern Calif College of Optometry.
He worked 15 years as an advanced life support paramedic on the medic units in Portland, Oregon. He was a field training officer and pre-hospital trauma advisor for the level one trauma hospital in Portland.
He is an instrument rated pilot flying a variety of aircraft, an open water certified scuba diver, a sports shooting enthusiast, a law enforcement consultant in vision and shooting skills.
He has had his eye clinic in Covington 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 active leader in his community engaged with service based beliefs, an outstanding father and husband, Dr. Gallinger is looking forward to meeting you!