Dr. Nicholas Despotidis

Author: My Children Are Nearsighted Too

Dr_d2_slide_show Dr. Despotidis and his wife Teresa are the parents of two sons, Nicholas and Gregory. It was his children’s need for eyeglasses at very young ages that sparked his passion for corneal reshaping and drove him to become a pioneer in its use among children and young adults. “Dr. D” (as his patients fondly refer to him) has been practicing optometry for over 20 years and strives to bring a heightened level of compassion to every individual in his care. 

Dr. Despotidis is a 4th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do Karate and co-founder of Martial Arts With Hearts (MAWH) a philanthropic organization started with his instructors Bryan Klein and Michael Crocco. MAWH has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for children afflicted with autism, birth defects, cystic fibrosis and cancer.