Leadingham Eye Care

About Us

At Leadingham Eye Care, our practice is dedicated to serving the visual needs of all our patients with the maximum quality of care at the most reasonable cost. Every decision and every action taken by the members of our office staff is aimed toward this goal.

We believe that our patients are our friends—without them we would have no job, and without their friendship we would have no new patients. We place great importance on remembering our patients’ names and on treating them with courtesy, fairness, and respect.

We believe that our staff members are the heart of our practice. The qualities which they convey to our patients have an impact one-hundred times greater than our office décor, our building, or our equipment.

We believe that there should be zero tolerance for rudeness by members of our staff. The ability to remain cheerful under pressure is equally important as attaining the maximum technical skill.

We strive at all times to be gracious and accommodating, both to our patients and to our fellow staff members.

It is our desire to have Staff Members who work together with a sincere spirit of cooperation and teamwork. We believe this is a key ingredient not only in the success of our practice but in promoting a pleasant and rewarding work environment for our staff members as well.

We want our practice to be at the forefront of our profession offering cutting edge Optometric Eye Care to every patient who will be given the opportunity to care for them.

Our Doctors

Dr. William E. Leadingham, O.D., FCOVD
Center Director

Dr. "Bill" Leadingham completed his undergraduate college work at Eastern Kentucky State University and the University of Kentucky. He received his Doctorate in Optometry in 1969 from the Illinois College of Optometry. He specializes in Binocular Vision and Children's Visual Perceptual problems related to Learning Disabilities, Sports Vision, Contact Lenses, Computer Vision Syndrome and the treatement of Eye Disease.

Dr. Leadingham has been active in his profession and community. He is the past president for the Hack Estep Home for Boys, served as Visual Consultant for the Children with Visual/Perceptual Problems to Carter County Board of Education, Board Member on the Greenup County Board of Health, Fellow of the College Optometrists in Vision Development, Fellow of the National Academy of Sports Vision, Clinical Associate of the Optometric Extension Program and a member of the Sports Vision Section of the American Optometric Association.

He is presently the Center Director for the Neuro Visual Rehabilitation Center located in Ashland. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), Board of Directors for the Neuro-Optometric Rehabiliation Association, International (NORA) and Adjunct Faculty Member to the Southern College of Optometry. He has done Post Doctorate Graduate work at the Gesell Institute for Child Development at Yale University, the Illinois College of Optometry's Sports Vision Center and the Multidisciplinary Institute's program on Global Children.

Dr. Leadingham has received many awards including Kentucky Optometric Association's Optometrist of the Year in 1981 and two Awards of Merit from the Kentucky Optometric Association, Ashland Area JC's Outstanding Young Man in 1976 and the Hack Estep Home for Boys Founder's Award in 1974.

Dr. John C. Leadingham, O.D.

Dr. John Leadingham received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He is a 2005 graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry. He specializes in the treatment of eye disease, contact lenses and practice of general optometry.

Dr. Leadingham became an Associate of the Leadingham Eye Care Center in 2005. He is a member of The American Optometric Association, Kentucky Optometric Association, the Blue Grass Optometric Association, and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. He and his wife, Joan-Michael, live with their son, Cooper, in Bellefonte.

Leadingham Eye Care Nancy P. Leadingham, B.S., M.A.
Practice Manager

Nancy Leadingham was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts. She did her undergraduate work at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont where she received her Associate Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1967. In 1971, she completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.

While living in Georgia, she taught school in the Clayton County School system. Upon returning to Ashland, she earned her Master's degree in Learning Disabilities from Marshall University in 1980. She has worked in the Leadingham Eye Care Center practice as Practice Manager for over 25 years.


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