After completing his secondary education in Switzerland, Dr. Bonakdar attended University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1987. Dr. Bonakdar was the only undergraduate chemist at the University who was involved in research. His research was based in polymer chemistry. In September of 1987, Dr. Bonakdar moved to Chicago to pursue his education in vision sciences and doctorate degree.
Dr. Bonakdar received his doctorate degree with honors from Illinois College of Optometry. Following the completion of his four-year education in 1991, Dr Bonakdar relocated to Southern California where he joined The Contact Lens Center of Newport Beach, CA as the medical Director.