Dr. Vu Nguyen is a board certified therapeutic optometrist and glaucoma specialist, clinically trained to diagnose and manage ocular infections and eye diseases. He specializes in hard-to-fit contact lenses, pediatrics, glaucoma, dry eyes, and cataract & LASIK co-management. Dr. Nguyen strives to bring the 17+ years experience from his current private practices in Pasadena/South Houston and Bellaire/Meyerland to the River Oaks area. Drs. Joe Nguyen, Yvonne Jenkins, and David Riojas also assist with patient care.
Dr. Nguyen is a '99 graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. While in optometry school, he was a math instructor in TEXOCOP, a summer program for college students pursuing a career in optometry. He also tutored fellow optometry students in the field of geometric and ophthalmic optics. He received the Varilux Student Award in Optics during his 4th year. He completed additional clinical training at The Eye Institute of San Antonio and William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, TX.
Dr. Nguyen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in 1995. He was member of the Dean's Honor Roll and Golden Key National Honor Society. During his senior year, he completed an Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Biochemistry at the Texas A&M School of Medicine.
Dr. Nguyen is a member of the Harris County Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, Pasadena & Deer Park Chambers of Commerce, and Texas A&M Association of Former Students Century Club. He is an annual supporter of The Research to Prevent Blindness Foundation, volunteer for the Special Olympics Vision Screening, and a current member of The Heritage Registry of Who's Who.
Dr. Nguyen was appointed Adjunct Clinical Professor at The University of Houston College of Optometry in 2003, and has continued to mentor the development of its students into optometrists. Outside the office, he enjoys and appreciates spending quality time with his wife Dr. Nicole Tran, an OB-GYN at The Woman's Hospital, and their 3 children. He also enjoys traveling, coaching softball, and running in his spare time.