Dr. Rita Bhakta was born and raised in San Diego, California, and obtained her undergraduate and doctor of optometry degrees at the University of California, Berkeley. After completing her education in 2001, Dr. Bhakta moved to Tucson to join a pediatric research project at the University of Arizona Department Of Ophthalmology. She also began clinical optometric practice, including contact lens fittings, at an independent office located in Lenscrafters at Park Place. In 2011, Dr. Bhakta accepted a position working with a pediatric ophthalmologist. In this setting, she gained five years of experience examining children, including the treatment of amblyopia. Her clinical skills in working with contact lenses also continued to grow as she worked with a significant number of fittings in pre-teens and teens.
Dr. Bhakta brings to Affinity Eyecare a solid foundation in pediatric optometry and contact lenses. Dr. Bhakta believes in providing friendly and compassionate eyecare to patients of all ages, and is a member of the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Bhakta and her husband are proud to be the parents of a daughter and a son who keep life very busy and exciting. Dr. Bhakta enjoys keeping up with current events and learning about different cultures.