Dr. Mindy Nguyen is a residency-trained therapeutic optometrist and provides eye care to patients of all ages.
Dr. Nguyen graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2000 with a Bachelors in Science, majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. She continued her graduate education at the prestigious Illinois College of Optometry. Her clinical training included ocular disease at the Montrose Veterans Affair Medical Center in New York; low vision at the James H. Quillen Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Tennessee; and advanced care with co-management of pre- and post-operative cases with medical surgeons at St. James Olympia Fields Hospital in Illinois. Dr. Nguyen finished her graduate clinical training at the Illinois Eye Institute in pediatrics and contact lenses.
Dr. Nguyen received her Doctorate in Optometry in 2005 and graduated with Honors in Clinical Excellence. She went on to complete a year of post-graduate residency training in Family Practice (Community-Based) at the University of Houston, College of Optometry. Dr. Nguyen is highly devoted to her patients and their eye care needs, and this is demonstrated in her eagerness to fulfill this extra year of residency. Only about 10% of graduating optometrist chose to complete a residency.
In addition, she is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, which required undergoing a rigorous process along with completing an oral examination. Less than ten percent of practicing optometrists are Fellows of the Academy. She is currently an active member member of the American Optometric Association and the Illinois Optometric Association. She has also previously volunteered her time to serve as a Trustee for the Illinois Optometric Association.
She is highly knowledgeable in all areas of optometric care, including ocular disease, contact lenses, and pediatrics. She has gained experience in difficult and complex contact lenses patients including keratoconus; strabismic/amblyopic (“lazy eye”) patients; end-stage glaucoma patients; advanced macular degeneration patients; and developmental disability patients.
Dr. Nguyen has had experience working in different modalities of optometric practices. In addition to direct patient care, she is also highly involved in optometric education. She previously held the position of an Assistant Professor of Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry, where she was involved in the teaching and training of future optometrists.
Dr. Nguyen is committed to providing the best care and highest quality service to her patients by listening and making recommendations that is most beneficial for her patients. Dr. Nguyen’s attention to her patients and allowing them the opportunity to ask questions so that they will be fully informed about their eye health make her and her practice unique. She is devoted to providing her patients with her honest and professional opinion and providing them with treatment options so they can be a part of their own health.