Shelby Leach, OD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Specialties: Myopia Management, Pediatric Eye Care, Pediatric Eye Care - Children with Special Needs, Pediatric Eye Care - Infant, Pediatric Eye Care - Learning Disabilities, Pediatric Eye Care - Myopia Management

Bio

Dr. Shelby Leach received her Doctor of Optometry degree from University of California, Berkeley in 2017. Upon graduation, she completed a residency at UC Berkeley in Pediatrics/Primary Care, where she received advanced training in pediatrics, infant vision, children with disabilities, primary care, and myopia management. Dr. Leach joined SUNY College of Optometry faculty in July of 2018. She currently supervises third and fourth years in the Primary Care Pediatrics, Infant Vision Care, Children with Special Needs, and Myopia Management clinics. Dr. Leach serves as the co-Instructor of Record of the Advanced Topics in Pediatric Ocular Disease elective. In addition to clinical and didactic responsibilities, Dr. Leach participates as a masked examiner for PEDIG clinical research studies. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and current President of the SUNYCO Local Society.

Specialities

  • Myopia Management
  • Pediatric Eye Care
  • Pediatric Eye Care - Children with Special Needs
  • Pediatric Eye Care - Infant
  • Pediatric Eye Care - Learning Disabilities
  • Pediatric Eye Care - Myopia Management

Education

  • OD, Doctor of Optometry, University of California, Berkeley, 2017
  • BS, Biological Sciences , Arizona State University, 2013

Residency/Other Post Graduate Training

  • Pediatrics/Primary Care - University of California, Berkeley, 2018

Affiliations

  • California State Licensure - , 2018
  • New York State Licensure - , 2018

Awards/Honors

  • Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, 2017

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, SUNY College of Optometry , 2018 - Present

Research Interests

-Vision screenings
-Pediatrics including PEDIG studies
-Community health

Clinical Interests

-Pediatrics
-Children with disabilities
-Infant vision (InfantSEE provider)
-Pediatric ocular disease
-Myopia management

Publications

  • Actual Visual Acuity Demands in the Classroom, Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus 58 (1): 48-54 48-54, 2021

Presentations

  • Rapid Fire: Amblyopia Management – Current Practice & Emerging Trends, 2022
  • Rapid Fire: Amblyopia Management – When Glasses Aren’t Enough, 2021
  • Rapid Fire: Myopia Management, 2020
    Lecture
  • Red Eye, White Pupil: Differential Diagnosis in the Pediatric Population, 2020
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