Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make our office the leading provider of vision care products and services on the Treasure Coast.
Meet Our Doctors
Shannon Clark Leitenbauer, OD, FAAO
Dr. Leitenbauer graduated from Emporia State University with a BS degree in Biology. She received her Doctorate of Optometry from Northeastern State University College of Optometry in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Upon graduation, she completed her residency in hospital based primary eye care/ocular disease clinic at the Veteran’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She has been in private practice since 1998. Her credentials include: Certified Optometric Physician, Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and Diplomate, American Board of Optometry. Dr. Leitenbauer has served in several faculty positions, including Adjunct Faculty of Biology and Anatomy/Physiology at IRSC and The New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. She also was an Adjunct Lecturer for Massachusetts General Hospital’s Nursing Program. Dr. Leitenbauer has served the community in such positions as: Member of the Ft. Pierce Chamber of Commerce, President of the Ft. Pierce Downtown Kiwanis Club (1 year), Board of Directors of the Treasure Coast Food Bank (2003-2005), and volunteer for the St. Lucie County Big Brothers/ Bib Sisters program. She currently resides in Ft. Pierce with her husband, Jony Leitenbauer, and their three children.
Kelly Jacobi Waddell, OD
Dr. Waddell graduated from Stetson University in Deland, Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She was a member of Beta Beta Beta, the honors biology fraternity as well as a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. She earned her Doctorate of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. Upon graduation she moved to the Treasure Coast and joined C.R. Lait Optical and L.W. Vision Care in the summer of 2007. Dr. Waddell enjoys supporting the local community and has served as a member of the Lifesaver committee for Martin Memorial Hospitals annual Goombay Bash. She has also been involved in the United Way. Dr. Waddell currently serves as the Vice President of the Treasure Coast Optometric Association. She and her husband, Travis, enjoy living and working in the Treasure Coast area. They have a daughter born in 2010 and a son born in 2013.
Meet our Optical Staff
Jason Wright, Florida Licensed Optician, Optical Manager
Jason began working in the optical industry in 1993 and joined our staff in December 2007. Jason takes great pride in his profession and in taking care of patients. His extensive knowledge in products and materials is a great asset to C.R. Lait Optical. He is married and has two sons. As a family, they enjoy the beach, music, movies, hunting, fishing and all things Florida State. Jason spends most of his spare time coaching baseball.
Bill is a long time resident of the Treasure Coast and has been working in the area as a licensed optician since 2005. His introduction to optics began in 1998. He started with C.R. Lait Optical in the summer of 2015. He and his wife have 3 daughters and enjoy spending time as a family. Bill enjoys spending time outdoors at the beach. He is very knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to choosing the right options for each patient’s specific needs.
Meet our Office Staff
Tina Ritter, Ophthalmic Technician
Tina joined the staff of C.R. Lait Optical and L.W. Vision Care in 2009. Tina and her family moved here from the Keys to be with family. She really enjoys problem solving and loves to interact with the patients. Her and her husband, Fred, enjoy bowling a few nights a week. They also have one son.
Tammy Bradshaw, Insurance Coordinator
Tammy joined the staff of C.R. Lait Optical and L.W. Vision Care in October 2010. She has worked in the optical business for a number of years, assisting the doctors, helping patients and working with insurance. Patient satisfaction is something that is very important to her. Tammy is married and has a daughter and a son, who with his wife have a daughter, the best granddaughter in the world.
Nancy has lived in the Treasure Coast area most of her life. She began working at C.R. Lait Optical and L.W. Vision Care in 2014. She enjoys working with patients and assisting them with any needs. She is married and has two daughters. Their family enjoys being outdoors and spending time with their 2 goats, Brownie and Nick.
Sharon Staeger, Medical Secretary
Sharon grew up in southern New Jersey and spent 28 years in New England and Utah. Most of her previous business career was as an executive assistant and in the hospitality business. She is married and has one son who lives in Utah. Outside of work Sharon enjoys golfing, skiing, and going to the beach. Her and her husband love the outdoors and take full advantage of Florida’s many attractions.