Guest, Dr Nick Despotidis

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Dr Nick Despotidis
Dr. Nick Despotidis
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New Jersey Optometrist & Author
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About Nicholas Despotidis, OD, FAAO, FCOVD

Dr. Despotidis and his wife Teresa have two sons, Nicholas and Gregory. It was his children’s need for eyeglasses at very young ages that sparked his passion to investigate and address the growing number of children requiring eyeglasses. He is a pioneer in the use of corneal reshaping contact lenses, which are used to slow down or prevent deterioration in the eyesight of children and young adults. He’s the lead author of the book, “My Children Are Nearsighted Too.” ( Dr. Despotidis graduated with honors from The State College of Optometry in New York and later completed a residency in Vision Therapy/Pediatric Vision. He has published papers in optometric journals and is a frequent lecturer. Among his many honors is the distinguished Barnes-Hind Award for Excellence in Contact Lens Fitting. Dr. Despotidis is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO), Orthokeratology Academy of America (FOAA) and is a Board Certified Fellow in Vision Therapy (FCOVD) with the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

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