Meet Our Doctors

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.

Shannon Clark Leitenbauer, OD, FAAO

Dr. Shannon Leitenbauer graduated from Emporia State University with a BS degree in Biology, then received her Doctorate of Optometry from Northeastern State University College of Optometry in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Upon graduation, she completed her residency in a hospital-based primary eye care/ocular disease clinic at the Veteran’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1998, she began in private practice. Her credentials include being a certified optometric physician, a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and a diplomate, American Board of Optometry.

Dr. Leitenbauer has served in several faculty positions, including Adjunct Faculty of Biology and Anatomy/Physiology at Indian River State College 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 enjoys serving the community where she lives and owns her business, CR Lait Optical. She is an active member of the Ft. Pierce Chamber of Commerce, is past president of the Ft. Pierce Downtown Kiwanis Club, has served on the board of directors of the Treasure Coast Food Bank, and has volunteered for the St. Lucie County Big Brothers / Big Sisters program.

She resides in Ft. Pierce with her husband, Jony Leitenbauer, and their three children.


Kelly Jacobi Waddell, OD

Dr. Kelly Waddell is a board-certified optometrist who graduated from Stetson University in Deland, Florida, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2003. She earned her Doctorate of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. Upon graduation, in 2007, she moved to the Treasure Coast and joined C.R. Lait Optical. Dr. Waddell enjoys supporting the local community by working with Elev8te Hope, Martin Memorial, and the United Way. In addition, she serves on the board of the local Treasure Coast Optometric Society. Dr. Waddell is also a member of the Florida Optometric Society and the American Optometric Association.

Currently, she is very busy with her family. She resides in Jensen Beach with her husband, Travis (a Treasure coast native), and their three children. Their family enjoys boating, fishing, and spending time outdoors together. Dr. Waddell strives to provide the highest quality of care to her patients and loves her relationships with them and their families.

Office Staff

Jason Wright – Florida Licensed Optician, Optical Manager

Chris – Optical Assistant

Ashley – Optical Assistant

Denise – Practice Administrator

Sandra – Front Desk Receptionist

Michelle – Front Desk Receptionist

Kaitlin – Front Desk Receptionist

Tammy – Billing Office

Nancy – Billing Office

Megan – Technician

Courtney – Technician

Carolyn – Technician

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