Dr. Atie received her undergraduate degree from California State University, Fullerton in 1981, and received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1986. While a student, Dr. Atie received a number of leadership awards, graduating at the top of her class.

Prior to entering into private practice, Dr. Atie served as an associate professor at the Southern California College of Optometry as a resident in their San Bernardino Juvenile Hall outreach program.  While involved in this program, Dr. Atie was very active in the study linking juvenile delinquency and visual disorders. To this day, Dr. Atie continues to work with the Santa Ana Unified School District to help meet the visual demands of its students.  

In addition to serving the public locally, Dr. Atie also travels through out the United States and internationally teaching new and innovated surgical techniques to a variety of eye care providers.  

Dr. Atie personally trained U.S. Navy Commander John Cason, the program director at the Navy Refractive Surgery Center, who implanted the first KAMRA inlay at the center on April 24, 2017! This was the first procedure of this kind to be done within the Department of Defense, making Dr. Atie part of this history-making event featured in the Military Medical News. 

Dr. Atie is a Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She is an active member of the Orange County, California and American Optometric Associations. Dr. Atie was recently presented by the Associations with a "25 Years of Dedicated Commitment" award in honor of her hard work and dedication to the profession of Optometry as well as her community over the last quarter century.