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
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.
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 Staff
Jason Wright – Florida Licensed Optician, Optical Manager
Denise Carraher – Practice Administrator
Nancy Hamner – Billing Manager
Jami Busacker – Technician
Megan Mendez – Technician
Ashley Seelinger – Optical Assistant
Sharon Staeger – Front Office Receptionist
Shelby Herd – Front Office Receptionist
Christine Evans – Optical Assistant