Zara completed her Bachelor of Vision Science and Masters of Optometry from Deakin University.
Zara graduated in the top 15% of her cohort and was granted the Deakin Scholarship for Excellence; a scholarship awarded to students that not only have shown strong academic performance but also have proven exceptional achievements in other extracurricular activities such as sport, leadership or the Arts.
Zara commenced her career in regional Victoria with a full scope optometry practice located Horsham. Here Zara was able to hone in on her clinical skills through exposure to different types of clinical presentations of eye health, under the tutilage of renowned clinical instructor, Mr Anthony Dowling. Zara was also responsible for undertaking outreach programs to other smaller regional towns in the nearby surrounds where she was the only visiting optometrist providing vision care and eye health checks.
Since her stint in Horsham, Zara has also practiced optometry in Geelong, Ballarat, Daylesford and Bacchus Marsh. Zara’s special areas of interest are Contact Lenses, Binocular Vision Disorders, Myopia Management and Glaucoma Management.
When not at work, Zara keeps keeps busy with Netball and is an avid foodie; Zara also speaks fluent Farsi.
Zara is a member of Optometry Australia and the President of the Deakin University Optometry Alumni Society. Zara is therapeutically endorsed and is qualified to provide prescription eye drops.