Dr. Ashanti Bass graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Science and received her Bachelor of Visual Sciences and Doctor of Optometry degrees from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She’s been in practice for seven years and her specialties include Dry Eyes and Geriatrics.
When Dr. Bass asked what made her specialize in her field, she said: “Optometry was a rewarding field because you provide your patients with the gift of sight. There is a great profundity in seeing a child’s reaction to their first pair of glasses, and the life changing effects. I take my opportunity to practice optometry with honor and a great sense of pride. I am dedicated to enhancing my knowledge and skills in the optometric field.”
Her favorite patient story concerns a patient who was sent for a routine exam and Dr. Bass convinced her to have retinal photos taken. Her exam and photos revealed an undetected choroidal melanoma that was potentially life threatening. After a swift referral to an oncologist, the patient was quickly treated and her life was saved.
In her free time, Dr. Bass loves spending time with her family and friends and taking any opportunity to travel. She is a loving wife and mother of two young boys and a cocker spaniel.