Dr. Shilpi Ratra was born in India and grew up in Los Angeles. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of California, Davis in 2003. She continued her education in the Big Apple, at State University of New York College of Optometry. After completing externships at Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs HealthCare System and specialties in Contact Lens, Ocular disease, Pediatrics in New York, she received her Doctorate of Optometry degree in 2011. Upon graduation, she was awarded Morton L. Kimmelman Memorial Award for Student Leadership in Organized Optometry.
Dr. Ratra desired to grow her knowledge and skills even further by completing a Residency in 2012, at Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs HealthCare System. During this training she was able to practice specific areas including ocular pathology, low vision and work in the Blind Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Ratra enjoys practicing the full scope of optometry and is therapeutic and glaucoma certified. She excited to be living in the Bay area with her parents, younger sister and big puppy. She enjoys hiking, painting, cooking and spending time with friends and family.