About the Optometrist

  • Dr. LeClear attended his first two years of undergraduate work at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He then transferred to the University of Houston where he finished his undergraduate degree with a BS in Optometry, and received his Doctorate in Optometry degree from the University of Houston, College of Optometry.
  • He was Chairman of the Optometry department at Austin Regional Clinic, a large multi-specialty health maintenance organization in Austin, Texas, for seventeen years.
  • He worked with a refractive surgeon in Lexington, Kentucky for over five years. His experience included performing screenings before surgery, being in the operating room during the procedure, doing the immediate post-op care and follow-up visits.
  • Dr. LeClear started the largest non-surgical corneal reshaping practice in the state, utilizing precision corneal retainer lenses that are worn only at night, to gently and safely change the shape of the eye.
  • Dr. LeClear worked for over two years in private optometric practice, in Louisville, Kentucky, to gather the experience needed to start his own private practice.
  • He opened his own private practice in October, 2006.

Dr. LeClear’s Work

  • Dr. LeClear is a member of the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the American Optometric Association.
  • He was the first doctor, in Kentucky to be certified in a revolutionary technique to eliminate the need for daytime glasses or contacts without surgery, called Vision Shaping Technology.
  • Dr. LeClear has been designing and fitting his own bifocal contact lenses for over ten years. If you have worn contacts, and now find yourself needing reading glasses over your contacts, ask Dr. LeClear to help you.
  • He has extensive experience in fitting patients in contact lenses who have had corneal surgery from corneal transplants, or PRK and Lasik.
  • He also has experience with fitting specialized contact lenses for a degenerative corneal condition called Keratoconus. Dr. LeClear fits a variety of corneal lenses for keratoconus, and he is the first doctor in Kentucky to fit scleral lenses that can restore vision to previously unfittable keratoconus patients. Many patients who previously were told they had to have corneal transplants, now have a new non-surgical option.
  • He specializes in contacts for children whose eyes get more near-sighted each year, fitting them in a special lens design that slows the progression of near-sightedness.
  • Dry eye patients, and patients who think their contact lenses have to be uncomfortable, will be excited to know new technology can allow them to wear contact lenses more comfortably. Even patients with Bell’s Palsy and Grave’s Disease can find relief in wearing a contact lens, as a bandage until their irritation from dry eye heals.