Dr. McLeod is an associate professor within the Department of Specialty and Advanced Care and the program coordinator for the Cornea & Contact Lens Residency at New England College of Optometry. He is also chief of the Cornea & Contact Lens Service at the NECO Center for Eye Care and an attending optometrist at Boston University Eye Associates.
Dr. McLeod is a 2001 graduate of the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse with dual degrees in microbiology and medical laboratory science. He then attended the New England College of Optometry where in 2006 he concurrently earned a Master of Science in vision science and a Doctorate in Optometry. He received National Eye Institute funding through the T-35 Training Grant to conduct research investigating the effects of overnight orthokeratology on pediatric binocular vision. In 2007, he completed the prestigious Cornea & Contact Lens Residency through the New England College of Optometry and received the Dr. Sheldon Wechsler Contact Lens Residency Award.
After completing his training, Dr. McLeod was the director of Contact Lens Services at Boston University Eye Associates within Boston Medical Center. He served as a clinical instructor of ophthalmology and helped educate ophthalmology residents in areas of optics, refraction, and contact lenses. He maintained his affiliation with NECO as an adjunct faculty member educating students and residents within his specialty contact lens clinic. At the same time, he was also an instructor for Principles and Practices of Optometry Laboratory, Contact Lens Laboratory, and Clinical Reasoning. In 2012, he became the chief of the Cornea and Contact Lens Service at MCPHS University and was recognized as the Clinical Faculty of the Year. In 2014, he returned to NECO full-time as the director of the contact lens program.
Dr. McLeod’s clinical and research interests include dry eye disease, keratoconus and irregular corneas, specialty contact lenses, myopia control, and technology in education. He has presented at several local, national, and international optometric meetings.
He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, the British Contact Lens Association, and a diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. He is also a member of the NECO Alumni Association, the Association of Optometric Contact Lens Educators, American Optometric Association, and the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists.