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Thuy-Lan Nguyen, O.D., FAAO

Thuy-Lan Nguyen
Assistant Professor

Thuy-Lan Nguyen, O.D. received her Bachelors of Science Degree from James Madison University in 1997.  She graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in 2002 with a Doctor of Optometry degree.  She completed a Residency in Primary Care with Emphasis in Cornea and Contact Lenses at NSU in 2003.

Dr. Nguyen was voted NSU’s Resident of the Year in 2003.  After completion of her residency, she stayed at NSU as clinical and adjunct instructor while she worked in and owned a private practice in South Florida.  Dr. Nguyen has participated as sub investigator in contact lens research and lectured on specialty contact lenses.  Dr. Nguyen has served as an examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry.  In 2014, Dr. Nguyen was honored as one of Vision Monday’s Optometric Business Innovators and in 2015 she was featured in Women of Optometry magazine.  Recently, she has written articles for Contact Lens Spectrum and Review of Optometric Business Online.  In 2016, Dr. Nguyen volunteered with NSU’s Students Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH) mission trip to Domincan Republic where doctors and students examined over 1200 patients and provided eyeglasses to those in need. Dr. Nguyen is also the primary author for a poster on scleral and specialty contact lenses at the SECO 2016 and American Optometric Association 2016 conferences.  Her poster at Optometry’s Meeting was awarded the 2016 High Impact Idea by the National Keratoconus Foundation.  Dr. Nguyen volunteers with Vision Service Plan’s mobile eye clinics and serves as VSP’s state professional representative for South Florida.

In August 2015, Dr. Nguyen joined the Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry faculty on a full time basis, where she holds the rank as assistant professor.  She still practices part time at We Are Eyes, a private practice in Boca Raton, Florida.  Dr. Nguyen is a member of the American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association, and Broward County Optometric Association.  

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