"I have always wanted to help people, and sitting in the exam chair was so familiar to me since I have been wearing glasses since age 5... optometry seemed like the perfect fit— and it is! I feel lucky waking up to go to work everyday doing something that I love!"

Dr. Lori Sportelli brings more than 12 years of optometric experience to the newest Katzen Eye Group location in Rosedale where she leads the optometry team. She received her BS in Biology at Wilkes University of Pennsylvania in 1990 before continuing on to Pennsylvania College of Optometry where she earned her Doctor of Optometry in 1994. Dr. Sportelli received Clinical Honors during her Optometric Externships at a private practice in North Miami Beach, Florida and at USPHS Native American Indian Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In addition to providing eye-care services to residents in East-Baltimore, Dr. Sportelli has practiced optometry in McCook, Nebraska and at the University of Maryland Department of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Sportelli is a member of the American Optometric Association, Maryland Optometric Association (MOA), and Greater Baltimore Optometric Society where she has served as president. She was named Optometrist of the Year by the MOA and also a past Young Optometrist of the Year honoree.

Dr. Sportelli is actively involved with charitable organizations such as Health Care for the Homeless, Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity and Maryland Center for Education and Training.