Lora Castle, COA, NCLE

NEEDHAM, Mass.—BostonSight has announced that Lora Castle, COA, NCLE, has joined the organization as director of Professional Affairs and Consultation for BostonSight SCLERAL. Castle brings 14 years of industry experience to BostonSight, a nonprofit health care organization that advances the treatment of diseased or damaged corneas and dry eye. BostonSight SCLERAL aims to provide the best scleral lens fitting experience and outcomes with a data-driven lens design, integrated FitConnect design and ordering platform, and expert fitting support.

With continued growth in customers, Castle will cultivate relationships with BostonSight SCLERAL customers and the industry through educational programs at meetings, conferences, workshops and customer roundtables; on-site training visits; and exceptional customer service and fitting support, the company said.

“Lora brings a wealth of fitting knowledge and will support BostonSight SCLERAL’s growing customer base to ensure success,” said Karen G. Carrasquillo, OD, PhD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA, BostonSight’s senior VP of Clinical and Professional Affairs. “She will be dedicated to consultation, fitting support, and education that empowers practitioners and helps them meet the needs of all their patients. We’re thrilled to have her on board.”

Castle previously served as consultant, vice president of Professional Services at Metro Optics, a manufacturer of custom contact lenses in the U.S. Prior to that she worked as a program consultant in the Ophthalmic Assistant Program at Austin Community College where she taught and as a supervisor and as a certified ophthalmic assistant and contact lens specialist at Eye Physicians of Austin, Texas. She has vast experience fitting specialty contact lenses, including scleral lenses, along with knowledge of a range of optometric tools including topographers, tomographers and a-scan biometry.

“I am equally thrilled to be at BostonSight and to contribute to their mission of saving sight and to promoting innovation in the eyecare industry,” said Castle. “I am ready to dig in and help eyecare professionals better understand the value BostonSight SCLERAL brings to their practice.”