Dr. Thao Nguyen was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She graduated from University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and minor in business. Dr. Nguyen then received her Doctorate from Nova Southeastern College of Optometry in 2014. During her educational career, she passed with honors in externships with emphasis on pediatrics and disease.
Dr. Nguyen began her career in the optical field early on as an eyewear specialist at EyeMasters for 5 years. She then left to Fort Lauderdale to pursue her doctorate in Optometry. The last 2 years of her educational career consisted of hands on patient care including areas in primary care, pediatrics, contact lens, low vision, and glaucoma. Dr. Nguyen completed her externship at South Florida Vision, a private practice with emphasis on primary care, and Braverman Eye Center, an MD/OD practice with emphasis on disease where she co-managed cataract and LASIK patients. She also participated in Special Olympics providing eye care for special needs children and found it to be one of the most rewarding experiences in her educational career.
This past year, she has been practicing at a private practice called Precise Optical. Dr. Nguyen primarily provided routine eye exams, pediatric exams, soft contact lens fittings, and management of various ocular diseases. She looks forward to continue providing professional eye care at Houston Eye Associates with the highest standards and compassion for her patients.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and two nephews, Evan and Dylan, during her free time. Dr. Nguyen also takes pleasure in planning and decorating events for family and friends.