Dr. Vu Nguyen, OD
Dr. Vu Nguyen is a board certified therapeutic optometrist and glaucoma specialist, clinically trained to diagnose and manage ocular infections and eye diseases. His professional areas of interest include hard-to-fit contact lenses, pediatrics, glaucoma, dry eye management, cataract & LASIK co-management, and Computer Vision Syndrome. Dr. Nguyen hopes to bring the 10+ years experience from his current private practice in Pasadena/South Houston to the Bellaire area. Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO Class of 1999). While in optometry school, he was a math instructor in TEXOCOP, a summer program for college students pursuing a career in optometry. In addition, he tutored fellow optometry students in the field of geometric and ophthalmic optics. He received the Varilux Student Award in Optics during his fourth year. He completed additional clinical training at The Eye Institute of San Antonio and William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, TX. Always proud to be an Aggie, 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 two children. He also enjoys traveling, coaching little league, and running in his spare time.
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Education and training
- Texas A&M University (Bachelor’s)
- University of Houston, Doctor of Optometry
- American Optometric Association
- Texas Optometric Association
Awards and publications
- 2010 Zeiss Practice of the Year
8705 W. Loop South, Suite 400
Houston, TX 77096
5858 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX 77505