Dr. Safar was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Bryan Adams High School. He attended college at SMU where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Math with a minor in Biology. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He completed a three year residency in Internal Medicine at San Antonio. He then completed another three year residency in Ophthalmology at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. After he completed his residency in 2000, he moved to Waco, TX and joined Waco Eye Associates, P.A.
In 2004, Dr. Safar returned home to Dallas to be closer to his family and care for his father in his father's final years. He established Prime Eye Care, P.A. that same year in Mesquite, TX near the home where he grew up. In 2014, Dr. Safar merged Prime Eye Care with The Eyes of Texas Optical Boutique and moved the practice to join Dr. Raymond Homer in Rockwall, TX.
Dr. Safar is happily married with one son.