Dr. Leavitt received his BS in Zoology and a minor in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1983. In May of 1987, he was awarded a Doctorate Degree in Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. During his doctorate study he served as Class President for 2 years, and had clinical rotations in Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel, Specialty Clinic at the Boston Eye Clinic, and Brighton Marine U.S. Public Health Hospital. In addition, Dr. Leavitt has completed his Certification in Ocular Therapeutics, and in Advanced Optometric Practice Certification for treatments in Glaucoma.
Dr. Leavitt also continues to provide convalescent eye care to patients in nursing homes. Additionally, in 2006, Dr. Leavitt created Mobile Glaucoma Diagnostics, a company that provides access to the GDx Glaucoma Instrument to fellow Optometrists. Professional organizations include membership with the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists, American Optometric Association, and Cape Cod Eye Care Associates.