The Perception Team
Dr. Kim Uyen Nguyen
Dr. Nguyen was born in Vietnam and moved to the states at the age of 8. She grew up in the suburbs of Houston, TX and graduated with honors with a Bachelors of Science from the University of Houston, central campus. She then went on to the prestigious University of Houston College of Optometry for another 4 years of education and training for her Doctorate of Optometry degree. Dr. Nguyen is a therapeutic optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist, which means she is licensed to treat, manage, and prescribe medications for most eye injuries, infections, diseases and many more.
Dr. Nguyen received extensive training and provided complete care for under-privileged patients with a concentration in glaucoma, diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy and cataract co-management throughout her externships.
Dr. Nguyen started her practice in North Dallas/East Richardson in 2011. Thanks to her supportive and loyal patients, she was able to expand into a newer and bigger facility in east Richardson in the spring of 2016.
Dr. Nguyen is passionate in providing quality eye care and is constantly striving to learn new and better ways to improve the quality of vision and life for her patients. Dr. Nguyen sees all patients from the ages of 6months and older. Although she can see all patients, her special interest is custom contact lenses for those that have never been able to wear contact lenses before, treating dry eyes and correcting “lazy” eyes, eye strains/headaches with methods many have never heard of before and is not available at any other optometric practices.
Dr. Nguyen is an active member of the Northeast Texas Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association, and American Optometric Association. Dr. Nguyen loves to volunteer her time to perform free eye exams around the community. During her free time, Dr. Nguyen and her husband enjoys spending time with their son, Henry, and is excited to welcome their second child April of 2021. Her life and professional motto: Treat others like how you would want to be treated.
Dr. Nghiem Duong
Dr. Duong was born and raised in Richardson, TX and is excited to be serving the North Dallas area! Dr. Duong graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts with a Business Foundations Program Certificate. From there, she went on to earn her optometry degree at The University of Houston College of Optometry where she received awards for clinical care and held leadership positions.
After earning her doctorate degree, Dr. Duong completed a residency at Clay-Rhynes Eye Clinic in Durant, Oklahoma where she provided full scope optometric services with additional training geared towards the treatment and management of ocular disease. With her certification in Advanced Ocular procedures, she also gained experience in lesion removals and minor laser procedures such as yag capsulotomies, yag peripheral iridotomies as well as selective laser trabeculoplasty. Dr. Duong also has practice experience in managing cataracts pre- and post-up care and lasik care.
Dr. Duong is an active member of the North East Texas Optometric Society, the Texas Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association. She has also participated in a leadership enrichment program through the Texas Optometric Association. Through Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, she has served as a member on medical mission trips to Mexico and Ecuador, and hopes to attend more in the future. In her spare time, Dr. Duong likes to work out, volunteer, explore Dallas restaurants, and travel.
Kim joined the company in 2015 as a part-time optometric assistant. Kim’s cheerful personality and friendly smile will be greeting you as she walks you through the preliminary testing before you are seen by our doctor. Since joinging our team, Kim has been trained to become one of our eyewear specialist. Find Kim for anything eyewear related. Kim enjoys volunteering and teaching youths at church in her spare time.
Patient Care Coordinator
Rebecca started her career in the eyecare industry working for a group of eye doctors in the Houston area, since then, she has decided to move to North Texas to continue her career in a more intimate clinic like Perception Eyecare. Rebecca’s smiling face and upbeat personality will be there to greet as you as walk in the door. Rebecca’s job is to make sure every patient’s experience is pleasant and that all your questions and concerns regarding your visit, your benefits and so much more are taken care of.
As a working student, Juan has joined our team in 2016 to gain more experience in the field so he can pursue his dream of attending optometry school to become an Optometrist. Juan is responsible for performing all pre-testing to prepare you to see the doctor as well difficult special testings as needed on patients. Juan’s work ethics really show in how he cares for patients.
Ale joined our family in 2017, and is a vital team member that patients have adored. Ale’s sweet and caring personality will put your needs first when helping you choose the perfect pair of eyewear. Ale is responsible for making your your eyewear is made correctly and fits you perfectly. She is currently pursuing her opticianry certification as well as marketing degree in healthcare.
Newest member to the Perception Family, Becca comes with a warm smile and loves patient interaction. With an optometrist in the family that do not practice in DFW, she did the next best thing and joined our family instead! Becca is a busy wife and momma to 5 kiddoes! She loves to clean and coffee so if you’re in the neighborhood and wants to welcome her to the family, feel free to bring her a cup.