Thien-Thu Nguyen, O.D.


Primary Eye Care

Dr. Thien-Thu Nguyen attended and graduated in 2001 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of California San Diego and received her doctorate degree in optometry from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico in 2005 with a bilingual English/Spanish program.

During the last year of optometry school, Dr. Nguyen went back to Southern California for her clinical externship at the De La Peña Eye Clinic in the spring of 2005, where she gained extensive experience in the treatment and management of ocular diseases such as glaucoma, cataract, dry eyes and diabetic retinopathy. In the summer of 2005, after graduation, she was hired to join the De La Peña Eye Clinic and she has been with the team since then.

Dr. Nguyen is licensed to practice optometry at the highest level, including the use of diagnostic and therapeutic pharmaceutical agents, performing lacrimal dilation and irrigation, treatment of eye infections, eye injuries, dry eyes, and glaucoma. In addition to primary eye care services, she provides contact lens fitting, including soft contact lenses, rigid gas permeable lenses, scleral lenses, and overnight orthokeratology. Dr. Nguyen also provides management for post-operative cataract patients and Lasik.

Dr. Nguyen and her husband have been blessed with three children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, and friends, cooking, reading, floral arrangements, playing the piano, and tennis.


Clinical Specialties

  • Primary Eye Care
  • Contact lenses ( soft, RGP, Hybrid)
  • Specialty contact lenses ( Scleral lenses for Keratoconus and Ortho-K for myopia control)
  • Dry Eye Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Glaucoma Diagnosis and Treatment

Academic Degrees

  • University of California, San Diego, B.S., General Biology, 2001

Post Graduate

  • Inter American University of Puerto Rico, School of Optometry, O.D., 2005

Board Certification

  • National Board of Optometry
  • California State Board of Optometry, TPA Certified
  • California State Board of Optometry, TLG Certified

Areas of Interest

  • Ocular disease and postoperative care
  • Glaucoma

Awards and Honors

  • California Scholarship Federation Seal Bearer

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese