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Bita Asghari, OD

Bio

Dr. Asghari joined BostonSight in August 2017. She completed her Doctorate in Optometry from Southern California College of Optometry, graduating summa cum laude. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from California State University Northridge, graduating cum laude. Prior to her joining BostonSight, Dr. Asghari completed her post-doctoral residency in Cornea & Contact Lens and Ocular Disease from The Ohio State University Havener Eye Institute Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science. There, she completed additional training with emphasis in binocular vision disorders and low vision.

During her residency, Dr. Asghari specialized in managing patients with a variety of ocular surface diseases and corneal conditions using complex contact lens designs. In addition, she was involved in clinical research as an investigator studying the role of scleral lens wear in the management of a spectrum of dry eye diseases.

Dr. Asghari was a Poster Winner for her presentation at the Heart of America Eye Care Congress in 2017. She is also the recipient of the Ocular Instruments Award of Excellence and the VSP/AOF Practice Excellence Scholarship.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Clinical Experience

08/2017 to current    BostonSight PROSE Provider, BostonSight – Needham, MA, Management of severe ocular surface diseases, BostonSight PROSE Clinical Fellowship

07/2016 to 06/2017   Cornea and Contact Lens/ Ocular Disease Resident, The Ohio State University Havener Eye Institute – Columbus, OH, Comprehensive eye care, Specialty contact lens fitting, Manage ocular surface disease Manage binocular vision disorders and low vision rehabilitation Academic research

01/2017 to 05/2017   Optometrist, Target Optical – Columbus, OH, Comprehensive patient care including  contact lens management

05/2015 to 05/2016   Clinical Externships, University Eye Center of Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA, Tucson Veterans Affairs Hospital – Tucson, AZ, Eye Care Center at SCCO – Fullerton, CA, Cedars Sinai Medical Group – Beverly Hills, CA

 

EDUCATION

2016         Doctor of Optometry: Optometry, Southern California College of Optometry(SCCO) - Fullerton, CA, Graduated Summa Cum Laude

2011         Bachelor of Science: Environmental and Occupational Health, California State University Northridge - Northridge, CA, Graduated Cum Laude

 

PRESENTATIONS

03/2017     Presentation, “Scleral Lens for Management of Ocular Surface Disease in cGVHD”  OSU Ophthalmology Grand Rounds” - Columbus, OH

02/2017     Poster “Scleral Lens for Management of Ocular Surface Disease in cGVHD” Heart of America Eye Care Congress (HOAECC) - Kansas City, MO

01/2017     Poster, “Scleral Lens for Management of Ocular Surface Disease Following Penetrating Keratoplasty in a Patient with SJS” Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) - Las Vegas, NV

10/2017      Poster and presentation, “Never Too Late for the Oblate”, East West Eye Conference- Cleveland, OH

02/2016      Presentation “Neuromyelitis Optica”, Orange County Retina - Fullerton, CA

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

02/2017          Heart of America Eye Care Congress 2017 Poster Winner

05/2017          Ocular Instruments Award of Excellence-SCCO

2013 to 2016  Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) Honors Society student

10/2015          VSP/AOF Practice Excellence Scholarship- SCCO

11/2009          Recognition of Outstanding Leadership & Excellence- CSUN

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/ LEADERSHIP

2015 to Current       Member, American Academy of Optometry

2012 to current        Member, American Optometric Association

08/2013 to 05/2014 Co-President, Omega Delta Professional Fraternity

2013 to 2016           Member, Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK), International Optometric Honor Society

2012 to 2016           Student Member, Student Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

02/2014, 11/2014   Volunteer, Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity- Mexico and El Salvado  Provide eye care in rural areas of South American countries.

10/2013, 05/2014   Volunteer, Special Olympics- Los Angeles, CA, Provide vision screenings for athletes.

Senior Staff

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Gene Guselli, President and CEO
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President and CEO

Manoel Carvalho, Manager of Lab Operations
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Lab Manager

Melinda Kimball, Human Resources and Payroll Manager
Melinda Kimball, Human Resources and Payroll Manager

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Human Resources and Payroll Manager

Ilene Knopping, Director of the BostonSight® Network
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Director of the BostonSight® Network

Darlene Riordan, Clinical Manager
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Darlene Riordan
Clinical Operations Manager

Tara Stepanian, Manager of Annual Giving Progrmas
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Tara Stepanian
Manager of Annual Giving Programs

Olga Tomashevaskaya, Director of Engineering
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Director of Engineering

Sara Yost, Chief Financial Officer
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Sara Yost
Chief Financial Officer

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Pedro Araujo
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Lab Technician

Artur Barbosa
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Lab Technician

Lynn Carter
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Senior Patient Claims Representative

Kerri Cruz
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Rita DeFlaminis
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Returning Patient Affairs Coordinator

Elizabeth Gibson
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Clinic Technician

Daniel Gosselin
Daniel Gosselin

Daniel Gosselin
Lab Technician

Sabrina Grankewicz
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Sabrina Grankewicz

Durable Medical Equipment Coordinator

Yudit Guzman
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Yudit Guzman
Lead Ophthalmic Technician

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Kim Levin
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Klimenty Levin
Software/Systems Engineer

Nancy Lemist
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Nancy Lemist
Clinical Support Manager

Isabell Ofgant
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Sue Sharer
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Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Loren Stead
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Patient Insurance Coordinator

Heidi Wolfe
Heidi Wolfe

Heidi Wolfe
Clinic Technician