Monte Leidenix, MD FACS
Dr. Monte Leidenix grew up in McLaughlin, South Dakota. He graduated from South Dakota State University in Brookings with degrees in both Microbiology and Chemistry. He received his Master of Science degree in Microbiology / Molecular Biology from the University of North Dakota and went on to receive his medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. Dr. Leidenix conducted additional research as an Ophthalmic Pathology Research Fellow at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. In addition, he completed his Ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Leidenix is board certified in Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the prestigious American College of Surgeons. Dr. Leidenix has been practicing at The Eye Clinic of North Dakota since 1997, providing cataract surgical patients with the most modern cataract techniques, including no-stitch clear corneal incisions and foldable intraocular implants.
Lucas Schnaidt, MD
Dr. Lucas Schnaidt was raised in Beulah, North Dakota. He attended the University of North Dakota and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. Dr. Schnaidt continued at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences obtaining his Doctor of Medicine degree. He then completed his transitional year internship through the University of North Dakota at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND and subsequently accomplished his rigorous ophthalmology residency training at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY.
Dr. Schnaidt is excited to return to his roots in North Dakota and serve his hometown region through his continual pursuit of excellence and cutting-edge advancements in his field. He has a deep-seated commitment to improve his patients’ vision through the delivery of comprehensive medical and surgical ophthalmic care, with a focus on refractive cataract surgery, LASIK, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery and laser procedures. He is a member of various professional organizations including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.
Outside of his profession, Dr. Schnaidt enjoys spending time with his wife and children and is passionate for outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, boating, skiing and golfing.
Dr. Steven Towle
Dr. Steven Towle is a native of Minot. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Minot State University before receiving a Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon.
Dr. Towle has been providing full-scope optometry care at The Eye Clinic of North Dakota since 1991. He provides both pre/post-operative surgical care, diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, and refractive care. Whether you have an eye infection, eye disease, removal of a foreign body, need glasses or contact lenses, Dr. Towle can provide high-quality vision and eye health examinations utilizing the latest technologies.
Dr. Towle is a past president of the Lions Foundation of North Dakota as well as a past president of the Lions Eye Bank of North Dakota.
Dr. Thomas Hansted
Dr. Tom Hansted was born and raised in Jamestown. He attended the University of North Dakota before receiving his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon.
Dr. Hansted has been providing full-scope optometry care at The Eye Clinic of North Dakota since 2000. He provides both pre/post-operative surgical care, diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, and refractive care. Whether you have an eye infection, eye disease, need the removal of a foreign body, or need glasses or contact lenses, Dr. Hansted can provide high-quality vision and eye health examinations utilizing the latest technologies.
In his free time, Tom Hansted, O.D., enjoys hunting and fishing in North Dakota.