About Our Doctors
Dr. Barry Tannen

An optometric physician for over 25 years, Dr. Tannen’s career has been devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of children with vision problems that impact academic performance. He is a passionate doctor who cares deeply about the children he examines and treats. He and his wife Sandi have two children, Rachael and Noah.

Dr. Tannen graduated with clinical honors from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Optometry at the SUNY/State College of Optometry in New York where he teaches vision therapy and is also the Director of the Eye Movement and Biofeedback Clinic.

In 2002, he was the recipient of the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physician’s Scientific Achievement Award. Dr. Tannen lectures nationally and internationally on learning-related vision disorders, strabismus, amblyopia, and vision therapy. He has co-authored a clinical textbook as well as published numerous papers. Dr. Tannen served as an officer in the United States Public Health Service for three years before cofounding EyeCare Professionals, P.C. with Dr. Despotidis.

Dr. Nicholas Despotidis

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.”  (www.MyChildrenAreNearsightedToo.com)

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.

Dr. Ivan Lee

Dr. Lee and his wife Kim have three children, Tristan, Gillian and Lana. His family originated from Taiwan and he is very much attuned to the higher incidence of nearsightedness (myopia) in patients who share his heritage. As a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthokeratology, Dr. Lee is a leading expert in the field of corneal reshaping and has been featured in the PBS series, “Asian America,” discussing the incidence of myopia in Asian students

Dr. Lee also uses the latest technology to diagnose and treat patients with medical conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, dry eye and traumatic brain injuries that can affect vision. 

Dr. Lee obtained his undergraduate degree at Rutgers College and received his Doctorate of Optometry at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in 1997. He completed an internship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida, and his residency in Ocular Disease at the Wilkes-Barre Veterans Administration Medical Center in Pennsylvania. He entered private practice with EyeCare Professionals, P.C. in 2001. 

Dr. Noah Tannen

“Dr. Noah” completed his residency in pediatrics, vision therapy, and neuro-optometric rehabilitation at Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University, and has joined Eyecare Professionals to work alongside Dr. D, Dr. Lee, and his father, Dr. Barry Tannen. Dr. Noah received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Lafayette College, and then went on to receive his Doctor of Optometry degree from State University of New York College of Optometry.

Dr. Noah received the Optelec Low Vision Award for Excellence in Low Vision while at SUNY Optometry. He has already hosted Continuing Education lectures and has accomplished several publications on the following topics: myopia control, vision development and rehabilitation, convergence-evoked nystagmus, and patient care after traumatic brain injury.