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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Allen J. Chin (“Dr. Allen”) is a certified therapeutic optometric glaucoma specialist. After graduating from Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, he received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999, and then graduated Summa Cum Laude with his Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 2003.
Dr. Allen's training has had an ample focus on the diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases. His rotations brought him to some of the top ocular disease treatment and surgical centers in the United States. Dr. Allen studied at Bascom Palmer Eye Hospital in Miami, Florida, and was commended as completing training 'with honors' from the Veterans Adminstration Hospital in Gainesville, Florida and Omni Eye Services in Atlanta, Georgia. During his optometric training, he was also able to maintain membership in Beta Sigma Kappa, the International Optometric Honor Society, for his entire four years in Optometry school.
After he finished his training, he returned to Houston to join Dr. Chin, his father, in the family business. In addition to the practice of specialty contact lenses, he also sees patients for the treatment of glaucoma, eye disease, and pre and post-op LASIK surgical care. When not at Lifetime Eyecare, Dr. Allen practices with his wife, Dr. Emily Wang in Katy and Pearland. Dr. Allen's goal is to not just provide the best eyecare anyone could expect, but to make a commitment to improving every aspect of his patients' health.
Faculty Positions: Dr. Allen serves as an Adjunct Clinical Faculty member of The New England College of Optometry.
Verified Patient Reviews
Very little wait time. Very good visit. Asked lots of questions and made sure I understood correctly. I even got my glasses the same day!
It was great to be in his practice! It looks unusually small from the outside but when you go in, it's pleasantly cozy. He and his staff are kind and professional and looked after me with no issues.
Very professional & informative. Quick, yet very thorough! Going to book appointments for the rest of my family.
Great doctor. Prescription spot on! Friendly staff and good selection of eyeglasses. Recommended!
Everybody was wonderful. The staff and Doctor are so friendly and helpful. They answered all of my concerns and helped me picked my new glasses.
Dr. Chin was nice and professional. His profile is very deceiving though, because it states that his languages include Vietnamese. I thought that meant he speaks it fluently and could communicate with my dad (who is 73 and speaks mostly Vietnamese). It turns out that the doctor doesn't speak any Vietnamese and it was only on his profile because he has one or two assistants who speak it... Well, sort of. They were second or third generation Vietnamese and they could barely speak it fluently. So beware. If you want to actually communicate with the Doctor in Vietnamese, don't go here. That was a little annoying to find out. Otherwise, it was a pleasant experience.
He spent time with me and wasn't in a rush. Hard to find that in any doctor it seems.
Very good experience. Everyone was friendly and explained all tests and results thoroughly. I would recommend this office for future vision care needs.
the staff was very professional and kind the Dr. was very nice and explain to me my problem. thank you.
So so, pricey!
Dr. Chin showed knowledge and experience which, in turn, brought me comfort while in his care.
Overall visit was great. The assistant was extremely helpful and very polite. I was only there to get new contact lenses but I asked about lasik and received a lot of helpful information.
When i first arrived everyone went in before me even though i was there first. Besides that Dr.chin is great ,fast, friendly and i got in and out within 30 mins
Que es un magnifico dr muy professional y sus enfermeras super amables gracias!!