DR. SAHAR ZOKAEIMEYE DOCTOR
Meet DR. SAHAR ZOKAEIM
Dr. Sahar Zokaeim is an optometric physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of general eye disease, as well as pre- and post- operative management of cataract & refractive surgery such as LASIK, PRK, and other vision corrective procedures (Keratoconus, Corneal Transplantation, Intacs, etc.)
Dr. Zokaeim attended University of Southern California and California State University of Northridge, where she received her Bachelorette’s degree in Biological Sciences in less than 3 years with honors. She then matriculated on to Western University of Health Sciences, where she received her Doctorate degree in Optometry at the age of 23. She graduated as a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honors society, and was awarded as a member of the Dean’s List throughout her academic career. During her graduate training, Dr. Zokaeim also served as a research associate. Her research was presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in 2012.
Dr. Zokaeim’s areas of emphasis in her studies included vision therapy and neuro-rehabilitative training. During her externships, she rotated through both private practice modalities in California and the VA Healthcare System in Lyons and East Orange, New Jersey. She completed an internship with Dr. Barry Leonard and Associates in Panorama City, California where she was trained in specialty contact lens fittings. Dr. Zokaeim also received ocular disease training with the surgeons of Orange County Retina, a prestigious ophthalmology practice and the first retina practice established in Orange County specialized in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the retina and vitreous.
Dr. Zokaeim is passionate about serving her community both professionally and on a personal level. During her undergraduate and graduate education, she was active as a member of Optometry organizations and clubs. She still participates as a volunteer for OneSight and Angels for Sight, providing eye care for underprivileged populations. Dr. Zokaeim also served as a board member for the Hillel club on campus, and still remains dedicated in her community as a member of Nessah Young Professionals.
Recently, Dr. Zokaeim was granted an invitation to serve as a subject matter expert for the California Law and Regulation Examination.
During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, volunteering in her community, and cooking various cuisines. Dr. Zokaeim speaks English, Spanish, Farsi, and Hebrew.