In 2003, Dr. Pathak completed her Honours Bachelor of Science in Biological Mathematics at McMaster University. She then went on to The New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts to earn her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2009. Her training focused on caring for an under-served population at the Dimmock Community Health Centre in Boston, MA; managing complicated ocular diseases including glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy at the Veteran Affairs Hospitals in Brockton, Massachusetts, and Portland, Oregon; as well as a primary care setting in Hamilton, Ontario. She has extensive training and experience in the treatment and management of ocular diseases and a special interest in dry eye and contact lens fittings. As well, she provides pre and post-operative care for cataract surgeries and refractive laser surgeries. She has her board certification in ocular therapeutics from the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, and she is currently a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Association of Optometrists. Dr. Pathak currently lives in Burlington, Ontario with her husband and 2 children, and enjoys traveling, running and spending time with her family.