Contributor Profile

Michael Kling

Job TitleOD

Company NameInvision Optometry


Michael A. (Mick) Kling, OD is owner and CEO of Invision Optometry, one of the largest single location private practices in San Diego, California. He is a founding member and past president of Refractive Management Services Corporation, a refractive surgery management company, and was formerly a Clinical Director of the TLC Laser Eye Center in La Jolla, CA (now Nvision Laser Eye Centers). In addition to private practice, he is a speaker and consultant for Impact Leadership, a leadership and consulting company founded by Dr. Kling. Dr. Kling earned his Doctor of Optometry degree, with honors, from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN and went on to complete his residency training in Ocular Disease at Omega Eye Care Center in Jackson, TN. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the California Optometric Association (which named him a “Young OD of the Year” in 2000), and a past president of the San Diego County Optometric Society. Dr. Kling has held several committee positions within the California Optometric Association, has served as an expert examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, and is an Adjunct Faculty member of the Southern College of Optometry. Dr. Kling is originally from Indiana, raised in Arkansas, and has resided in San Diego for over 20 years. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his two sons, Robert and Ryan, running, and playing guitar for his rock band, Backstage Pass.

Education Sessions

  • Contagious Leadership Spreading Passion and Purpose

    September 19, 2019, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Sands Convention Center - 1005-V

    The behaviors, attitudes, beliefs, actions and perspectives of any leader are contagious to its followers. Like a virus, our words, body language and mood direc...

    • Language: English
  • Creating a Simple Business Budget

    September 19, 2019, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM, Sands Convention Center - 907-V

    Successful businesses follow a structured financial plan for both projecting income and anticipating expenses, yet many small businesses, and most independent o...

    • Language: English
  • The Profitable Owner: Eradicating Poverty

    September 20, 2019, 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM, Sands Convention Center - 807-V

    The number one financial challenge facing most optometric practice owners today is poor cash flow. Doctor owners often fall prey to focusing too much on top lin...

    • Language: English
  • Private Equity and Eyecare - Should I Stay or Should I Go?

    September 20, 2019, 2:45 PM - 4:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - 202-S

    The eye care industry has recently seen a significant interest from private equity PE firms to capitalize on the future projected growth opportunities of the ey...

    • Language: English
  • Cash is King: Understanding How Your Cash Flows

    September 20, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Sands Convention Center - 202-S

    Understanding where your cash is going is essential to keeping yourself and your practice out of hot water. Clearly one of the most challenging aspects of runni...

    • Language: English
  • Building Business Acumen: The Five Essential Financial Building Blocks

    September 21, 2019, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - 703-V

    Optometrists receive very little business training during the traditional 4-year optometric curriculum. Yet, most ODs find themselves, at some point, responsibl...

    • Language: English

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