Leslie A. Collins, OD is a licensed optometrist with nearly two years of experience practicing medical optometry. She graduated from Ball State University at the age of 20 with a degree in biochemistry. She then attended Indiana University School of Optometry earning her Doctor of Optometry in Spring of 2018. Dr. Collins was chosen out of all her graduating classmates for a prestigious award, The Scholarship in Excellence for Ocular Disease. She has a passion for patient care and developing relationships with individuals which inspired her to go on to complete a one-year ocular disease residency at IUSO with an emphasis on glaucoma.
Dr. Collins has given lectures to students at IUSO and continuing education lectures to licenses practitioners for the Indiana Optometric Association on retinal, corneal and glaucomatous disease. She has presented clinical cases at the American Academy of Optometry meeting and is a grand prize winner for her research in glaucoma at the Heart of American Eye Care Congress hosted annually in Kansas City Missouri. Dr. Collins is currently presenting work to become a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
Growing up in a small town in Indiana, she was the first generation in her family to get a college degree and has learned more about hard work and what it means to be compassionate from her parents. Every day, she strives to make everyone feel heard and to always give everyone the care she would want her parents to receive.
Dr. Collins grew up a competitive swimmer with a love for the ocean which brought her to Florida to establish herself.
She has been working at Brevard Eye Center since August 2019.