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The Ortho-K Podcast Episode 27: 12 Tips For Building A Myopia Control Practice

Wednesday, February 14, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Herzberg
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On this episode of the Podcast, Dr. Weshefsky of Carolina Forest Family Eyecare brings in guest host Dr. Nick Despotidis, who shares the lessons learned in his thirty plus years in practice. Working only three days per week, Nick and his partners have developed of one of the largest and most successful Ortho K / Myopia Control practices in America.  Join us as Nick presents his "12 Tips for Building a Myopia Control Practice".

Dr. Weshefsky of Carolina Forest Eyecare graduated from Biscayne College in 1976 with a degree in Biology. He obtained a B.Sc. degree in physiological optics in 1985 and earned his Doctor of Optometry degree, graduating with honors from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1987. He began his orthokeratology practice while serving an externship with Dr. Robert Morrison of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1986. In 1997 he was among a handful of optometrists from New Jersey who studied with Dr. Jim Day, the developer of one of the early reverse geometry lenses. Dr. Weshefsky participated in the first ever Global Orthokeratology Symposium in Toronto in 2002 and joined the OAA at its inception. In 2009 he completed his credentialling and earned his Fellowship in the Orthokeratology Academy of America where her currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors.

Nicholas Despotidis graduated with honors from The State College of Optometry in New York. He later completed a residency in vision therapy and pediatric vision at SUNY in 1986. Dr. Despotidis established his vision care practice in Hamilton Square, NJ with Dr.  Barry Tannen, in 1987. Their practice, EyeCare Professionals, PC, along with partner  Dr. Ivan Lee, provides full scope optometric services to over 20,000 patients in a  5,500 sq. ft. facility. They treat children seeking corneal reshaping four full days per  week. Their book, "My Children Are Nearsighted Too," has been translated into three languages. 

Dr. Despotidis is a diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, a Fellow of the  American Academy of Optometry, the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and the Orthokeratology Academy of American.