Dr. Zara attended Skidmore College, in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she earned her BA in Biochemistry. Following graduation from Skidmore, she matriculated at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee.
Upon completion of her doctorate degree in Optometry, Dr. Zara earned a residency position at the SUNY College of Optometry in Manhattan. She spent a year advancing her knowledge of comprehensive eye care, while concentrating on children with vision-related learning disorders. Dr. Zara is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
Outside of the office, she volunteers for Housingworks, an organization dedicated to providing medical care, advocacy, employment and housing for homeless New Yorkers living with HIV / AIDS. She is also an active member of the Skidmore alumni community, and is a member of their reunion planning and fundraising committee.