David H. Leach, M.D.David H. Leach, M.D.

In 1992, David H. Leach, M.D., joined the highly regarded Tampa Eye Clinic, a multi-specialty ophthalmology practice and a leader in eye care in the Tampa Bay area since 1962. He was also an assistant clinical professor at the University of South Florida Department of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Tampa Bay Ophthalmological Association, and the Hillsborough County Medical Association. He is board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has hospital affiliation as a consultant staff with St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa.

David H. Leach, M.D., is one of only a few eye doctors in Florida to have completed two years of specialty training in cornea and laser vision correction and is a specialist in this area. He was one of the first co-investigators with the FDA Excimer Laser Study for the correction of nearsightedness from 1990 to 1992.

Having achieved a very high proficiency with the most current laser technologies, David H. Leach, M.D., is the first laser vision correction specialist to use the Allegretto Wave laser in the Tampa Bay area. This laser is able to track eye movement while using a smaller laser spot for improved accuracy and results. This has allowed a majority of his patients to achieve 20/20 vision without the use of glasses or contact lenses.

David H. Leach, M.D., has written five chapters and several papers on various refractive surgery topics, which have been published in corneal and laser surgery textbooks. He has been chosen to perform LASIK surgery for patients from all walks of life, including physicians, attorneys, and athletes. David H. Leach, M.D., is one of the most experienced refractive surgeons in the Tampa Bay area.

David H. Leach, M.D., is committed to innovation and the best technology. Perfecting surgical technique has been the focus of his career in an effort to get the best possible results for his patients. His specialized training in cornea and laser vision correction are an advantage to his patients. He is committed to LASIK and laser vision correction and takes a personal interest in each and every one of his patients. He performs LASIK laser vision correction procedures at the state-of-the-art Tampa Eye Laser Center specifically designed for laser vision correction.


  • Tufts University, B.S.
  • University of Michigan, Medical School, M.D.
  • Henry Ford Hospital, Internship
  • Henry Ford Hospital, Ophthalmology Residency
  • Louisiana State University Medical Center, Cornea External Disease, and Refractive Surgery Fellowship


  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • Tampa Bay Ophthalmology Society
  • Hillsborough County Medical Association
  • Florida Medical Society
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital Consultant