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.