Dr. Gates received her B.A. in Biology from Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated summa cum laude from the Southern California College of Optometry and was the class Salutatorian. She then completed a residency program in Cornea and Contact Lens at the Southern California College of Optometry in which she received advanced training in keratoconus, medical contact lenses, and ocular prosthetics.
She’s a member of the American Optometric Association and the Colorado Optometric Association. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the Scleral Lens Education Society.