The Perception Team
Dr. Kim Uyen Nguyen
Dr. Nguyen was born in Vietnam and moved to the states at the age of eight. She grew up in the suburbs of Houston and graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston, Central Campus. She then went on to the prestigious University of Houston College of Optometry for another four 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 more.
Dr. Nguyen received extensive training and provided complete care for underprivileged 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 about providing quality eye care and is constantly striving to learn new and better ways to improve the quality of vision and life of her patients. Dr. Nguyen sees all patients from the age of six months and older. Her special interests are prescribing custom contact lenses for those that have never been able to wear contact lenses before; treating dry eyes and correcting “lazy” eyes; and reducing eye strain/headaches with methods many have never heard of before and that are not available at other local optometric practices.
Dr. Nguyen is an active member of the Northeast Texas Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association and American Optometric Association. She loves to volunteer her time to perform free eye exams for the community. During her free time, Dr. Nguyen and her husband enjoy spending time with their son, Henry, and are excited to welcome their second child in April of 2021. Her life and professional motto is “Treat others how you would want to be treated.”
Dr. Nghiem Duong
Dr. Duong was born and raised in Richardson and is excited to be serving the North Dallas area! She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree 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 and selective laser trabeculoplasty. Dr. Duong also has practice experience in managing cataract pre- and post-op care and LASIK care.
Dr. Duong is an active member of the Northeast 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. Her cheerful personality and friendly smile will be greeting you as she walks you through preliminary testing before you are seen by our doctor. Since joining our team, Kim has been trained to become one of our eyewear specialists. She enjoys volunteering and teaching youth 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 moved to North Texas to continue her career at Perception Eyecare. Rebecca’s smiling face and upbeat personality will greet you as you as walk in the door. Her job is to make sure your experience is pleasant and that all your questions and concerns regarding your visit, your benefits and more are taken care of.
Juan joined our team in 2016 as a working student. He is gaining 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 as any special testing needed. His work ethic really shows in how he cares for patients.
Ale joined our family in 2017 and is a vital team member that patients adore. She will put your needs first when helping you choose the perfect eyewear. Ale is responsible for making sure your eyewear is made correctly and fits you perfectly. She is currently pursuing her opticianry certification as well as a marketing degree in healthcare.
As the newest member of the Perception family, Becca brings a warm smile and loves patient interaction. She is a busy wife and momma to five kiddos. She loves cleaning and coffee, so if you’re in the neighborhood and want to meet her, feel free to bring her a cup!