Meet Dr. Wallin
Early in his career, Dr. Wallin helmed his own private practice in Marshall, MN where he specialized in refractive and cataract clinical care and contact lenses. He then joined Vance Thompson Vision as the clinical director of refractive surgery in 1995. Drawn to the beauty of South Dakota’s Black Hills, Dr. Wallin moved west for a brief time and then returned to Vance Thompson Vision in Sioux Falls. He has served the optometry field since 1991.
- Iowa State University
- University of Houston College of Optometry
- Houston Eye Clinic Fellowship
Awards & Honors
- 2010-2011, South Dakota Optometric Society President
Personal & Hobbies
Doug and wife, Missy, have two grown children. As a family, they love camping, hiking, kayaking, and golfing. Pursuing health through nutrition and exercise is also a core value for the Wallins. Doug is also an avid collector of vintage furnishings from the 1950s and ‘60s. Doug takes particular satisfaction in restoring the treasures he finds back to their original glory.