Leslie O’ Dell, OD FAAO
Medical Optometry America
Medical Optometry America is a first of its kind optometry practice located in southern York County. As a residency trained optometrist, Dr. O’Dell offers a full array of non-surgical eye care, as demand for those services increases from annual dilated diabetic eye care to dry eye care and all of your eye care wellness in between. She also manages day-to-day operations of the practice and oversees all patient care.
She has been working with the Medical Optometry America team for nearly two years, but the practice officially opened in January 2021.
Dr. O’Dell is proud of being a pioneer on a national basis in the testing and treatment of Dry Eye Disease. Currently she is a Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society Global Ambassador in the US and is part of global initiative to research the lifestyle factors worsening dry eye disease for patients. “Working with the team at Medical Optometry America to help transform my profession with a new concept in Optometry is another accomplishment of which I am proud. I very much enjoy working with patients and helping people,” she said.
She shares several life lessons: Always keep learning, always keep growing. Always strive for something greater. I also think it is important to learn from more experienced mentors, but also lend your time to help educate, inspire and guide the next generations of leaders as well,” Dr. O’Dell said. She and her husband are proud parents to two amazing kids, so family time is top priority. “We enjoy the beach, kids’ sports and activities and getting outdoors whenever we can,” she said.