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.