Dr. Bolton was born in Iowa and grew up on a farm near Williams, Iowa. She attended Northwestern College and received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She continued her studies at Indiana University School of Optometry where she graduated in 1999. During her time at IUSO, Dr. Bolton served as an associate instructor in clinical courses. Dr. Bolton has been practicing in Lafayette for 22 years, specializing in consultative optometry. She joined Eye Surgeons of Indiana in October 2021.