David Leach, MD, FACS


Dr. Leach excelled at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine where he earned his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree in 1996, graduating with honors. During his rigorous and specialized training in Ophthalmology & Eye Surgery at the University of Kentucky he was one of the first resident physicians in the state to perform laser vision correction.


In 2001, Dr. Leach moved to Moscow and founded the ClearView Eye Clinic which later expanded into the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley. ClearView Eye Clinic is widely recognized as the premier eye center in the Quad-cities. Warm and compassionate, Dr. Leach is widely known for his exceptional ”bedside manner”. His calm and upbeat demeanor quickly sets the minds of his patients at ease as he guides their treatment. It’s little wonder why a steady stream of patients from all over Idaho, as well as eastern Washington and northwestern Oregon find their way into his office for second opinions, consultations and surgery.


Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Leach has distinguished himself as a regional leader in laser vision correction and cataract/lens implant surgery. U.S. News & World Report ranks him as one of the “Top 50 LASIK Surgeons” and Castle Connolly as Top Doctor. Dr. Leach provides leadership to the Idaho Medical Association (IMA) as a member of the Board of Directors and the IMA Executive Board. Dr. Leach enjoys his current academic responsibilities as Clinical Instructor with the University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology where he is widely popular among the WWAMI medical students as a trusted mentor and for his memorable style of instruction. 


When Dr. Leach is not busy with his clinical practice he stays active in his church and in local community events, raising money for his favorite charities or sharing a meal with family and friends. Happily married for nearly 40 years and the father of 5 adult children, and grandfather to one, Dr. Leach’s hobbies range from steelhead fishing, jet boating in Hell’s Canyon, and coffee-roasting to beekeeping, artisan bread making and all things culinary.