Dr. Uyen Nguyen was born in Vietnam and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Science degree and completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science. Dr. Nguyen did her ocular disease rotation at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, where she worked alongside ophthalmologists, which allowed her to 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 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 opinions. She is fluent in both English and Vietnamese. She is a member of the BC Doctors of Optometry and the Canadian Association of Optometrists.
On 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 and traveling.