Michael Behforouz, MD

Michael A. Behforouz is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and has been in private practice since 2000.  He is certified through the American Board of Ophthalmology and completed his ophthalmology residency at the prestigious Emory Eye Center, in Atlanta, Georgia.  He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Indiana University.

Michael prides himself in providing eye care in a setting that promotes communication, compassion, and competence.  Dr. Behforouz has received numerous awards during his education and practice and feels that his greatest achievement is the trust of his patients’ care.

Dr. Behforouz lives in Carmel and has two daughters, Kayla and Stella.  He enjoys soccer, basketball, tennis, music, and poetry.



Austin R. Lifferth, OD

Austin R. Lifferth graduated from Indiana University School of Optometry in 2003 and completed a post-graduate residency in ocular disease at the Huntington, West Virginia Veterans Affairs Medical Center 2003-2004.  Since that time, he has practiced in ophthalmology co-management centers as a consultative optometrist with an emphasis in glaucoma and dry eye management.

Dr. Lifferth is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society, and is currently serving in various leadership capacities within these organizations.  He enjoys learning and teaching about glaucoma and has presented at the local, state, national, and international levels on this important topic. He is a Diplomate in the Glaucoma Section of the American Academy of Optometry and author of the monthly Glaucoma Column in Optometric Management. In addition, Dr. Lifferth is a key member of our dry eye team focusing on diagnosing and treating ocular surface disease. 

Outside of Center for Sight, Dr Lifferth enjoys running and hiking – and especially doing these and other outdoor activities with his family.


Amandeep Brar, OD

Amandeep Kaur Brar graduated from Indiana University School of Optometry in 2022. She was selected to continue advanced training in the ocular disease residency program at Center for Sight, working and learning alongside Dr. Behforouz and Dr. Lifferth. Before pursuing her career in the US, she had previously practiced as an optometrist in London, England for two years. 

Since graduating, she has practiced as a medical optometrist. Dr. Brar has experience in dry eye management, glaucoma and other ocular conditions. Dr. Brar is currently working towards her fellowship of the American Academy of Optometry.  

Outside of Center for Sight, Dr. Brar enjoys running, working out, and spending time with her husband.

Hamza Shah, OD, MS

Ocular Disease Resident

Hamza Shah is an optometrist currently based in Chicago, Illinois. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in Food Science from Illinois Institute of Technology. Dr. Shah further pursued his passion for Optometry by graduating from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2022, where he was actively involved in research. Since graduating, he has been providing comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages.

Dr. Shah’s commitment to his patients’ well-being is evident in his comprehensive approach to optometry. He is now excited to take his career to the next level by joining Center for Sight and Dry Eye Clinic at Center for Sight as our ocular disease resident this year. He is thrilled to work alongside Dr. Behforouz, Dr. Lifferth, and Dr. Shah to provide the best eye care for his patients.

When he’s not practicing Optometry, Dr. Shah enjoys spending time with his wife, engaging in outdoor activities, and watching sports.

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