Dr. Farnaz Khankhanian, or "Dr. K." as some patients refer to her, grew up in Southern California. She graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. She then attended the University of Californa at Berkeley School of Optometry where she earned her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1989. She won the Best Clinician Award in Low Vision Clinic in her graduating class. Her graduation thesis won her the Best Thesis award. She is board certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease including glaucoma..
Dr. Khankhanian has been in practice for over 25 years. Before moving to Carson City in 2006, she practiced optometry in the Los Angeles area where she served as the president of the optometric society in the San Fernando Valley. Dr. Khankhanian has treated over 20,000 patients since she started her practice in Carson City. She is active in the community and regularly provides vision screenings at local schools. In her spare time Dr. Khankhanian loves stargazing with her telescope, and hiking. She is also an accomplished photographer, an amateur astronomer.