Leonard Thurschwell, OD is an optometrist at the Marietta Eye Clinic.

Leonard Thurschwell, O.D., F.A.A.O.




The ophthalmologists and optometrists of the Marietta Eye Clinic each chose to join this practice because of a common philosophy, providing the highest quality patient care possible. Marietta Eye doctors are the experts in their fields, the top graduates in their educational and training programs, and deeply compassionate health care providers. The physicians and optometrists here research and provide the latest technology for their patients, listen intently to their patients’ needs, and ensure their patients have the highest quality support and surgical staff available. We invite you to explore the credentials and personality of our doctors on this page. Thank you for considering the Marietta Eye Clinic.


Primary Care Optometry


Residency, Family Practice, University of Alabama, Birmingham School of Optometry (1980 – 1981)
Doctor of Optometry Degree (OD), Pennsylvania College of Optometry (1980)
Bachelor of Science, Integrated Biological Sciences (1978)
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Brooklyn College (1975)

Professional Associations

Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry
Georgia Optometric Association
American Optometric Association

Research & Publications

How to Perform Gonioscopy – Southern Journal of Optometry
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy – Southern Journal of Optometry
Terrien’s Marginal Degeneration – Journal of the American Optometric Association
Cataract Surgery and Post Operative Care Axenfeld’s Anomaly – Journal of the American Optometric Association

Employment Experience

Marietta Eye Clinic, 1995 to present, Marietta, GA
Private Optometric Practice, 1993-95, Marietta, GA
Thomas Eye Group, 1991-93, Atlanta, GA
Norwood Clinic, Department of Ophthalmology, 1984 – 1991, Birmingham, AL
University of Alabama School of Optometry, 1980 – 1991, Birmingham, AL

Personal Interests

Photography, numismatist, spending time with family

"I was Dr. Postner's patient and after his retirement, I am seeing Dr. Leonard Thurschwell. I had two appointments him this year. one for vision and the other for a medical issue. both visit was very good experience. After my eye glasses was made, I noticed a slight uncomfortness with my right eye. Dr. Thurschwell took time to readjust my prescription. Now my glasses is perfect! I can see 20/15. I am very happy."
--Gan Mo
"I have seen Dr. Thurshwell for years and he is always pleasant and extremely thorough. "
-Steve T.
"We have been patients of Dr. Leonard Thurschwell for over 25 years. He is always cheerful, kind, and really knows his stuff ! Always a pleasure to see him and his staff."
-Freddi K.
"THE place to go for optometry needs. I have gone to Dr Thurschwell for 20+ years and he is THE BEST. He takes time to listen and explain any issues and genuinely cares about the wellbeing of his patients. I have always gotten my contacts here as well, and that department is great."
-Melanie C.
"I've been a patient at Marietta Eye Clinic for many years. The staff is thorough and efficient, and my optometrist, Dr. Thurschwell, is wonderful. He will discuss all aspects of the exam with you and doesn't rush to any conclusions without a complete exam."
-Marti R.
"Very professional and caring service. Dr. Thurschwell is an excellent ophthalmologist and I highly recommend him."
-Terri S.