Dr. Walsh, a North Carolina native, attended North Carolina State University and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. Afterwards, she went on to receive her Doctorate of Optometry degree with honors from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. While there, she earned the ASCO Student Award in Clinical Ethics, the Rosemore Scholarship for clinical excellence, and membership into Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. As part of her training, she completed an externship at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, which has been rated the #1 eye hospital in the country from 2004-2013. She also trained at Mastrian Optometric in Pennsylvania, where she acquired skills fitting soft, rigid, and hybrid contact lenses for the treatment of astigmatism, presbyopia, and other medical conditions. She has completed post-graduate training to fit Orthokeratology.
After graduation, Dr. Walsh practiced optometry in New York City where she could be close to her twin sister. In August 2012, she married Matthew, a pediatric optometrist, and they made southwest Florida their new home. She is the founder of Premier Eye Care of Naples.
When not seeing patients, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She is an avid NC State Wolfpack fan and enjoys cheering for the Florida Gators, too. She is an active member in the Collier County community as a board member of the Naples Junior Women’s Club and a 2016 graduate of Growing Associates in Naples™ (GAIN™). She also enjoys running, reading, baking, shopping, and being outdoors.
Dr. Walsh is currently licensed to practice in Florida and North Carolina. She is a member of the American Academy of Orthokeratology & Myopia Control (AAOMC), American Optometric Association (AOA), Florida Optometric Association (FOA), and Southwest Florida Gator Club.