Dr. Thu Nguyen was born in Vietnam and grew up in the Bay Area. She graduated from the University of California Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiological Sciences. In 2011, she obtained the Doctorate of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry. Dr. Nguyen completed her post-doctorate residency in primary eye care, low vision rehabilitation, and binocular vision in traumatic brain injuries at the San Diego VA Medical Center in La Jolla in 2012.
Dr. Nguyen has a therapeutic optometric license. She is certified to treat glaucoma and various eye conditions such ocular inflammation and infections and the detection and management of cataract, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. Over the past 7 years, Dr. Nguyen had gathered a wealth of experiences caring for patients alongside ophthalmologists in various specialities from glaucoma and cataract to corneal and refractive specialists in Monterey, San Francisco, and San Diego. She is very excited to bring her seasoned experiences in primary eye care, ocular disease management, and specialty contact lens to serve the San Diego community. Dr. Nguyen looks forward to connecting with you and providing you and your family's eye care needs for 20/20 and beyond.
Besides eye care, other passions Dr. Nguyen enjoys include being out in nature hiking and camping, a little bit of amateur photography, and cooking. She loves to travel and to learn about different cultures and trying different cuisines. Some of her favorite trips were traveling to places where she helped provide eye care services so those who do not have access. She had gone to Taveuni, Fiji, to Loretto and La Purisima in Baja California, and most recently to Chiapas, Mexico to provide eye exams to those in need. Dr. Nguyen looks forward to her next optometric volunteer adventure.
Aurelia is our skilled and friendly optician and office manager with over 30 years of experiences. She had been working at Dr. Nick Selby Optometry for over15 years. It is a pleasure to have Aurelia with Eye Connection Optometry to provide great personable and professional care to our valued patients. Outside of work, she enjoys sewing, gardening, cooking, and spending with her family at the Ranch.
We want to welcome our newest member on the team: Patricia
Patricia graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health. Through her time in college, she held several volunteer jobs targeted towards the elderly population and underserved communities. Prior to joining our team, she gained experience in healthcare as a billing specialist prior. She has been enjoying learning more about the optical and optometry field and is committed to provide great services to help you with your eye care needs. Outside of work, she loves spending time at the beach and going on walks with her dog. She also enjoys picnics at the park and discovered a love for charcuterie boards.