Dr. Tara King was raised in Brandon, Manitoba, and attended Brandon University followed by University of Waterloo where she completed her doctorate of Optometry degree in 1998.  This included internships in Kingston, Jamaica and at the OMNI eye clinic in Atlanta, Georgia.  In 1998, she began practicing full time in an independent practice in Killarney, Manitoba until relocating to Steinbach, Manitoba where she joined Steinbach Professional Eyecare Centre in 2007.  In 2001, Dr. King became one of 6 practicing Manitoba optometrists and the first Manitoba female to earn the designation of FAAO (Fellowship of the American Academy of Optometry).  She has served the Manitoba Association of Optometrists on the Membership Services Committee, Liaison for the Para-Optometric Association and with her work as a Council Member, Secretary and Vice President.  She currently co-chairs the Mentor Committee and is Lecturer for University of Manitoba Family Medicine residents.  Dr. King practices full scope diagnostic and therapeutic Optometry including co-management with Ophthalmology for all ages.