Brian A Leak OD

Doctor Details
General Optometry

Dr. Leak was born and raised in Alabama. He attended Auburn University where he received a B.S. in Animal Biology. In 2003, he graduated with honors from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis Tennessee. Immediately after graduation, Dr. Leak entered active duty service in the U.S. Army. Within one year, Dr. Leak was promoted to Chief of Optometry Services for Ft. Campbell, KY. Later, he joined the 101st Airborne Division as Chief of Optometry and served one year in Iraq where he was responsible for the eye care of about 50,000 soldiers. After leaving active duty in 2006, Dr. Leak entered private practice in Georgia. Over the years, Dr. Leak has gained valuable experience treating a variety of eye diseases including glaucoma, corneal disease, and ocular trauma. Dr. Leak has enjoyed volunteering his services with the Special Olympics of Georgia and being an active member of the Georgia Lions Club. He is also a member of the American Optometric Association, the Oregon Optometric Physician Association, and the Portland Metropolitan Optometric Society.

Dr. Leak moved to the Northwest early in 2009 with his wife, Melissa, and immediately fell in love with Oregon. In their spare time, he and his wife enjoy the beautiful outdoors of Oregon through hiking, kayaking, trips to the coast, and the Columbia River Gorge. And being from the South, Dr. Leak truly enjoys college football season every year.

Dr. Leak joined the staff of Eye Health Northwest in August 2009. He and his wife are active in their church and look forward to opportunities to give back and be involved in the community.


BORN    Valley, AL
EDUCATION    Doctor of Optometry
Magna cum Laude
August 27, 1999 - May 30, 2003
Southern College of Optometry
Memphis, Tennessee
Bachelor of Science, Zoology
Fall 1994 – Winter 1999
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama

Oregon    (3300ATI)
Georgia    (OPT002255)
Alabama (R-161)
Tennessee (2434)APR 2009 – Current
AUG 2005 – Current
APR 2007 – DEC 2007
JUL 2003 – JUN 2007
Optometrist/Director of Store Operations
Nov 2007 – Mar 2009
Provided comprehensive optometric care in a commercial setting. Was also given store management responsibilities that included staff management, management of daily operations of the store, writing and enforcing the Policies and Procedures Manual, and providing input into the overall direction of marketing and business strategy.
Georgia National Guard Headquarters
Major, Medical Service Corps Officer
Jan 2007 – Dec 2009
Responsible for oversight of all Optometric care for Soldiers in the GA National Guard. Responsible for training and supervising the optometry portion of GA National Guard physical examinations. Began working with the OR National Guard in April 2009 and will complete my three-year commitment in December 2009.

LaGrange Eye Clinic
Associate Optometrist
Jan 2007 – Oct 2007
Provided comprehensive optometric care in a large private practice setting. One of three optometrists in a multi-lane, full scope practice with a full service optical lab.

101st Airborne (AASLT) Division
Chief of Division Optometry Service
Deployed Task Force Optometrist, Captain
Mosul, Iraq
Apr 2005 – Dec 2006
Responsible for the optical readiness and visual health of the Soldiers of the Army’s 101st Airborne (AASLT) Division. Coordinated, participated in, and had oversight of all clinical affairs including the management of ocular emergencies and routine eye care for over 50,000 Soldiers in Northern Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from August 2005 to August 2006.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital
Chief of Optometry Service, Captain
Externship Director
Physician Assistant Preceptor
Aug 2004 – Apr 2005
Managed the day to day operations of the Army Optometry Clinic which was responsible for eye care and vision readiness of over 28,000 Soldiers. Conducted comprehensive examinations to detect, diagnose, treat, prevent, and manage refractive and medical conditions of the visual system. Responsible for the oversight of four optometrists and over $500,000 of equipment.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital
Assistant Chief of Optometry Service, Captain
July 2003-Aug 2004
Provided comprehensive primary eye care for a population of over 28,000 Soldiers.

Optical Sales/Lens Fabrication
May 2000-July 2002
Worked part-time as a retail sales representative inside an optical chain. Responsible for assisting customers select appropriate eyeglass frames and lens options according to their style and personality and need. Earned commission for upgrades and incentives.

Knology Communications
Customer Service Supervisor/Trainer
Aug 1997-May 1999
Started at entry level as a customer service representative in the in-bound call center. The call center supported a telecommunications company that provided cable, telephone, and internet services to over five cities in the Southeast. Was promoted to Supervisor within one year and given oversight on the daily performance of over thirty customer service representatives. My duties also included designing and implementing training on all services and software used by the company. Also provided consulting to branch offices on customer service improvement for their front desk personnel.
HONORS AND AWARDS    Army Commendation Medal (x2)
Army Achievement Medal
United States Army Health Professions Scholarship
Ocular Instruments Excellence in Ocular Disease Award
Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society
Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society
Southern College of Optometry Student Ambassador
COMMUNITY SERVICE    Sunday School Teacher (Career Age 25-40)
Jan 2007 – Oct 2007
Fairfax United Methodist Church
Volunteer O.D. Special Olympics
Summer 2007
Opening Eyes® Program

Volunteer, Twin Cedars
Jan 2007 – Oct 2007
Home for disadvantaged and abused boys
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