"As a Doctor of Optometry, part of my commitment to my patients is ongoing professional education. As technology and the world around us changes, I have to keep up-to-date, because I am committed to providing the best care possible for your eyes."
Dr. Thomas J. Weshefsky graduated from Biscayne College in 1976 with a degree in Biology. He obtained a B.Sc. degree in physiological optics in 1985 , and then went on to earn his Doctor of Optometry degree, graduating with honors from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1987. He began his specialty contact lens practice while working with the original patent holder for soft contact lenses, 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 orthokeratology lens designs.
Dr. Weshefsky participated in the first ever Global Orthokeratology Symposium in Toronto in 2002 and joined the Orthokeratology Academy of America at its inception. In 2009 he completed his credentialing and earned his Fellowship in the Orthokeratology Academy of America one of less than fifty doctors in the world to have earned this distinction. Dr. Weshefsky was elected to the Board of Directors of the Academy in 2010 and due to his long history of teaching other doctors, he was appointed as Co-Chair of the Academy’s mentor program and was selected to co-host the annual Vision By Design Conference Bootcamp.
Dr. Weshefsky has been featured in several WMBF News stories about Orthokeratology and children’s vision, authored many articles and has lectured extensively to other doctors at continuing education events around the country.
Dr. Weshefsky began his private practice in New Jersey in 1987 and practiced there until relocating to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where he opened Carolina Forest Family Eyecare in 2006.