Dr. Barash was born in Buffalo, NY, where she grew up working in her father’s optometry office. This sparked her passion in this field from a young age. After graduating from the University of Buffalo, she attended Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia earning a Doctor of Optometry degree as well as a Bachelor of Visual Science degree. She graduated in 1998 after internships in Boston, Atlanta and Pittsburgh.
Dr. Barash moved to Kansas City in 1999 and has practiced in the area since then. She is married and has two children. She is a strong advocate for fitness and nutrition. When not working or working out, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.