Our Doctors

Find out more about the optometrist team at Mechanicsburg Eye Associates. We provide comprehensive and advanced eye health and vision care to the residents of Mechanicsburg and greater central Pennsylvania.

We make it a policy to ensure that every optometrist, optician and staff member are up-to-date on the latest optometry and eye exam technology and optometric techniques to make your visit to the optometrists as comfortable and effective as possible.

Please read the profiles below to find out more about the professional certifications and qualifications of each optometrist.

Contact us with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment.

Andrew L. Leitzel, OD

Dr. Andrew L. Leitzel was born and raised in central Pennsylvania.  He graduated with clinical honors from Pennsylvania College of Optometry.  In 2009 he was awarded the Young Optometrist Of The Year by the Central PA Optometric Society.  For the past 8 years he has practiced in a large ophthalmology practice providing primary optometry services including comprehensive eye health exams, diabetic eye exams, glaucoma disease management, dry eye management, medical treatment of eye infections and contact lens fittings.

Dr. Leitzel provides services including comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings and evaluations, diabetic eye exams, glaucoma disease management, and emergency eye care.

Christine Weld, OD

Dr. Christine Weld graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 2005 with a bachelor of science degree in Life Science and Biobehavioral Health.  In 2009, she earned her Doctorate of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry where she graduated with highest honors. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.  She is an active member of the Central Pennsylvania Optometric Society where she earned the honor of Young Optometrist of the Year in 2013. 

Dr. Weld performs comprehensive eye examinations on patients of all ages. She has a strong interest in detecting, diagnosing, and treating eye disease. She has fit many challenging patients with the latest in soft contact lens technology. Dr. Weld enjoys educating patients on dry eye disease. Her favorite part of the job is getting to know her patients. 

Dr. Weld is originally from Weirton, WV. She has resided and practiced optometry in York since 2009. She loves spending time with her husband, Jesse, and two children, Colin and Mallory. When she is not busy at work, Dr. Weld loves to travel, go out to dinner, and read. 

Derek D. Kramer, OD

Dr. Derek D. Kramer graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in 2015 with clinical and academic honors.  He received the awards for clinical excellence in pediatrics at the Eye Institute and the Blanchard award for excellence in contact lens design. He completed clinical rotations at Charles Griffen Family Eye Care in Malvern, PA, Kay Tabas and Niknam Ophthalmology Associates in Philadelphia, PA, and Einstein Ophthalmology in Philadelphia. During his clinical externships Dr. Kramer gained valuable experience in the management and treatment of ocular disease using the latest in diagnostic and contact lens technologies. He diagnoses and medically treats all eye disease, performs eye health and vision exams, prescribes glasses and fits all types of contact lenses.

Dr. Kramer is a central PA native. He graduated from Big Spring High School and Juniata College where he played four years of collegiate football.  He currently resides in Carlisle with his wife Kara. 

Leslie E. O'Dell, OD, FAAO

A native of York County, Dr. O’Dell graduated Cum Laude from the University of  Delaware in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology and a minor in medical humanities. She graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) in 2003.  Following graduation from PCO, Dr. O’Dell completed a hospital¬based residency at the  Baltimore VA Medical Center, where she gained valuable experience through outside  clinics with specialists in glaucoma, retina and corneal disease.

While working in a medical eye practice for the past decade, Dr. O'Dell has established a  specialization in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye disease. In addition to educating  and offering tailored treatment options for patients suffering from dry eye, Dr. O’Dell has  lectured nationally and internationally to other eye care professionals to raise awareness  of this important issue. She also conducts research related to dry eye and other eye  diseases and is regularly published in optometric journals.

Dr. O'Dell is a member of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association and served on the  Executive Board of the Central Pennsylvania Optometric Society (CPOS). She was  named CPOS’s Young Optometrist of the Year in 2008. Dr. O’Dell earned her  Fellowship from the American Optometric Association and is a Diplomate of the  American Board of Optometry. She has been appointed as a Member of the Tear Film  and Ocular Surface Society as well as the Optometric Glaucoma Society. Dr. O’Dell  currently serves on the Medical Advisory Board for ForSight Vision.

 Contact us with any questions you may have or to  schedule an appointment.

Please call 717.766.4757 for emergencies or after hours.


Mechanicsburg Eye Associates
100 North Walnut Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

717.766.7563 fax

Monday9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday7:00am - 5:00pm
SaturdaySee List Below *

* Mechanicsburg Eye Associates is open the following Saturdays: 1/7, 1/21, 2/4, 2/18, 3/4, 3/18, 4/1, 4/22, 5/6, 5/20, 6/3, 6/17, 7/8, 7/22, 8/5, 8/19, 9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/9, 12/16