Expert Optometrist Dr. Leonard
Dr. Clare Leonard OD
Dr. Clare L. Leonard graduated from the University of Alabama School of Optometry in 2001 with honors. She received both a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Biology from UAB.
Prior to attending the University of Alabama in Birmingham, she attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and was a member of the Million Dollar Band.
During optometry school, Dr. Clare L. Leonard participated in the Student Volunteers in Optometric Service to Humanity and enjoyed providing eye care in Central America. She was also a member of the Golden Key and Beta Sigma Kappa honor societies.
Dr. Leonard is currently a member of the American Optometric Association and the Alabama Optometric Association. She is a past president of the West Florida Optometric Association.
Dr. Leonard spends a large portion of her time in her practice managing glaucoma, macular degeneration, and dry eye patients. She also has special interests in specialty contact lens services and enjoys working with new technology for those with irregular corneas such as keratoconus or post corneal surgery patients. She also works with young patients to help reduce the progression of myopia.
When not taking care of her patients, Dr. Leonard loves to be on the water either sailing or paddleboarding. She also loves traveling, reading, and painting.
Expert Optometrist Dr. Summerton
Dr. Susan J Summerton, OD.
Dr. Susan Summerton earned her undergraduate degree from Florida State University. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University, School of Optometry and completed an externship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. She practiced in St. Thomas Virgin Islands, Naples and currently Pensacola, Florida.
She is a professor at Hodges University with a focus on nutrition. She achieved her diplomate in nutrition with the ACBN program and serves as the Optometry liason. Dr. Summerton is a certified nutrition specialist and a member of the American College of Nutrition and American Optometric Association. She also serves as a director for the national Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society and has her fellowship in Ocular Nutrition. She is also a Clinical Nutritionist through the University of Miami.
Dr. Summerton has a passion for integrative care and educating patients and students on preventative eye care and nutrition.
When not talking care of patients or teaching Dr. Summerton enjoys being with her family and outside at the beach, paddle boarding or walking the local trails with her dog.