Dr. Phillip Thompson attended Virginia Tech and Penn State University and graduated with his Doctorate of Optometry from The Inter American University of Puerto Rico, School of Optometry. His specialty is Family Practice. He belongs to the Kansas Optometric Association and American Optometric Association. He has been in practice for four years.
Dr. Thompson grew up on a small farm in the small town of Smithfield, located in the southwest corner of Pennsylvania. He grew up playing ice hockey and enjoyed skiing/snowboarding, being outdoors and spending a lot of time with his family which included his parents, an older sister and younger brother.
He says what made him specialize in his field was, “Growing up, my optometrist and my mom always mentioned that they could see me as an eye doctor, so after a few years of majoring in engineering in undergrad and discovering that it wasn’t the right fit, I decided to switch paths and try to become an optometrist.”
Outside of work, Dr. Thompson enjoys hunting, fishing and ice hockey, and says triathlon is his biggest hobby. “I am part of Moxie Multisport which is a triathlon team based out of Arizona. I have completed multiple half ironman distance triathlons and plan on doing a full Ironman in the future,” he says.