Bita Asghari, OD, FAAO
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.
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
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
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
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.
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