Dr. Besharat is the eye doctor to come to in the Durham area for great eye care! She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College in 1997, where she received clinical honors. Prior to this, she obtained a B.Sc. in Physiology from the University of Maryland – College Park in 1993.
Dr. Besharat has been a part of The Eye Center since 2005 and has been practicing in the lovely state of North Carolina since 1997. Her area of specialty is in Primary care optometry, anterior segment diagnosis and treatment of diseases, uveitis, injuries, and infections. She is highly skilled in the Co-management of cataract and refractive surgeries as well as posterior segment diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration as well as other disorders of the retina. Additionally, her specialties include routine contact lens fitting.
Dr. Besharat is originally from Iran and migrated to Colorado with her parents during her elementary school years. Dr. Besharat grew up in Denver, Colorado and had the good fortune of living in Keystone, Colorado during her teen years. She is a very service-oriented individual who believes in helping others. Medicine interests her and the field of optometry fascinated her while an undergrad. It was an easy and fluid transition from undergrad to optometry school.
Helping individuals achieve better vision and maintain good eye health is always rewarding. Dr. Besharat’s most memorable experience has been serving under-served populations in getting basic eye care. It is truly rewarding for her to help individuals who do not have access to eye care, not only see better but improve and maintain their eye health. Her charitable work gained her a service award from the OneSight organization where she served at a volunteer clinic in Lima, Peru in 2012.
Dr. Besharat loves the outdoors, regardless of the season. She is an avid skier and tries to enjoy the slopes with her son at least once or twice a season. She loves traveling and experiencing new places and getting to know people. She enjoys hiking in the fall and spring with her son and hitting the lovely North Carolina beaches at least two or three times in the summer season. She also loves to run, and tries to run 3K at least three times a week, weather permitting. She is also an avid reader.
Her family consists of her son Arman who is a high school student and their dogs Storm and Winston. They have lived in Durham since 2005 and love being part of the community.