Dr. Uyen Nguyen
Dr. Uyen Nguyen was born in Vietnam and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Ottawa and her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science. Dr. Nguyen did her ocular disease rotation in Texas at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, which allowed her to work alongside ophthalmologists and care for patients with severe ocular diseases and observe surgical procedures first-hand.
In 2010, Dr. Nguyen joined VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) in Romania, where they provided thousands of free eye exams and dispensed donated glasses to people with little to no eye care previously. Dr. Nguyen always strives to provide excellent patient-centered care by taking the time to educate her patients and actively listen to their needs and concerns. She is fluent in both English and Vietnamese. She is a member of the BC Doctors of Optometry and the Canadian Association of Optometrists.
In her spare time, Dr. Nguyen loves to go hiking and backcountry camping in the mountains, part of the reason why she and her husband decided to move to Vancouver in 2013. She also enjoys reading, practicing yoga, photography and traveling.