JoAnne Takara completed her undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She later graduated from Indiana University with a Doctorate of Optometry from Indiana University in 1995.
Dr. Takara completed an extended educational residency at the Tucson VA Medical Center. After, she worked as a clinical sub-investigator and study coordinator for Ciba SEE-3 extended wear contact lens study.
Dr. Takara has since been practicing optometry in the Denver area for over fifteen years, her specialties include specialty contact fittings and ocular disease management