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Sneha Bagavandoss, OD Southern College of Optometry ‘18

“I have had the opportunity to participate in a large variety of clinical care and have also gotten a glimpse of the practice management aspect of private practice. This program has been incredible, especially in increasing my knowledge and exposure to neuro-optometric care.  The clinical care has been amazing and I have had the opportunity to work with all kinds of patients. I have also begun learning more about practice management, which has been incredibly enriching as well.

The program at Eyecare Professionals and Drs. Tannen, Despotidis, and Lee have been an amazing opportunity for me in increasing my knowledge in specialty care optometry as well as preparing me for a future in private practice optometric care.  I have absolutely loved this last year learning and growing as a clinician at Eyecare Professionals. With the support of Drs. Tannen, Lee, and Despotidis, I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to be the resident at Eyecare Professionals and look forward to what the future holds!"

Sneha Bagvandoss, OD Vision Therapy and Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Resident, 2018-2019

Jacob Brown, OD Ohio State ‘20

“It really has been a great year and I feel very blessed and honored to have had the experience of being at ECP for the last year! I know that the doctors will be lifelong mentors and I look forward to continually growing in this great field of Optometry.  This was an incredible residency program where I learned more than I could have imagined. I grew so much professionally and personally and always felt supported by the supervisors, doctors, co- resident and all the staff at the practice."

Jacob Brown, OD Vision Therapy and Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Resident, 2019-2020 


Alina Sample, OD SUNY ‘21

“This year has been a monumental growth period in my life and I am so thankful! I strongly recommend this residency!   I have learned so much this year and I'm so thankful for the opportunity to have learned from the incredible doctors at this practice! I will truly miss coming into this office every day and being a part of the family-like environment they've created."

Alina Sample, OD Vision Therapy and Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Resident, 2021-2022  


Dana Webster, OD Salus University ‘11

“I am very thankful for my experiences at Eyecare Professionals over the past year. I have gained a tremendous amount of invaluable knowledge from this residency program. My knowledge base and confidence level have increased exponentially. I would highly recommend this residency to any graduating optometrist who is interested in learning how to grow and manage a vision therapy specialty in a private practice setting."

Dana Webster, OD Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation Resident, 2011-2012

Miki Lyn D’Angelo, OD SUNY Optometry ‘13

"I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to complete my residency year with Eyecare Professionals. I feel more confident than ever in terms of my knowledge base, clinical abilities and practice management skills. Through my experience with patients of all ages in the vision therapy, ocular disease and primary care I am entering my first year of independent clinical practice with the certainty that I can provide exceptional care to my patients.
This residency program is truly the whole package: exposure to all areas of optometry with a focus in vision therapy and rehabilitation, a module in practice management and best of all a family of doctors that will support you throughout your career. I would encourage any graduating optometrist to consider this residency if they are interested in learning how to successfully develop and manage a vision therapy specialty in a private practice."

Miki Lyn D’Angelo, OD Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation Resident, 2013-2014

Amy (Bartal) Desmond, OD Salus University ‘10  

“I am very fortunate to have completed my residency at EyeCare Professionals.   EyeCare Professionals has provided me with outstanding guidance and instruction and has fostered my growth as a young doctor.  All of the doctors and staff believed in my ability to grow as a resident which provided me with the confidence to develop my own vision therapy practice.   They have made a difference in my life and I am now able to incorporate the knowledge learned through my residency and enhance the lives of others.   I am grateful for the intellectual, clinical, and personal growth EyeCare Professionals has provided.  I will cherish the time spent working alongside such a wonderful team of doctors and staff.  I couldn’t have asked for more. “  

Amy (Bartal) Desmond, OD Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation Resident, 2010-2011