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Thuy-Lan Nguyen, O.D., FAAO

Thuy-Lan Nguyen
Assistant Professor
Chief of Cornea and Contact Lens, The Eye Care Institute

Dr. Thuy-Lan Nguyen 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.  In 2003, she completed a Residency in Primary Care with Emphasis in Cornea and Contact Lenses at NSU in 2003 and was recognized as Resident of the YearDr. Nguyen is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Society.  She currently teaches the practice management course, holds the rank of Assistant Professor and serves as the Chief of the Cornea and Contact Lens Clinic.    

After her residency, Dr. Nguyen served as a clinical and adjunct instructor at NSU and also worked in and owned a private practice in South Florida.  She served as an investigator in contact lens research studies and lectured on specialty contact lenses.  She also served as an examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry.  Dr. Nguyen was recognized as a Vision Monday’s Optometric Business Innovator in 2014 and featured in 2015 in Women of Optometry magazine.   

Dr. Nguyen has authored posters on scleral and specialty contact lenses at the SECO, American Optometric Association, Global Specialty Lens Symposium and American Academy of Optometry.  Her poster at Optometry’s Meeting was awarded the 2016 High Impact Idea by the National Keratoconus Foundation.  Recently, she has written articles for Review of Optometry, Contact Lens Spectrum, Review of Optometric Business Online and Review of Cornea and Contact Lens.  Dr. Nguyen has lectured at Nova Southeastern University, SECO, Gold Cost Educational Retreat and the Miami Nice Conference.  She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association, Broward County Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry and the Scleral Lens Society.   

Dr. Nguyen demonstrates service to the profession and community. She volunteers with NSU’s Students Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH) and has attended mission trips to Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Ecuador, where doctors and students examined over 2000 patients and provided eyeglasses to those in need. She serves as a faculty advisor to the NSU SVOSH club and the NOPMA private practice club.  Dr. Nguyen volunteers with Vision Service Plan’s mobile eye clinics and serves as VSP’s State Ambassador for Florida.  

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