Our Team

Our mission is to provide eye care services and products of the highest quality to each patient.


Meet Dr. Kim Uyen Nguyen


Dr. Nguyen grew up in the suburbs of Houston, TX, and since high school, knew she wanted to be an eye doctor. She graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston. 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.

Having been in the industry since 2002 and having worked in various eye care settings, she knew she wanted to provide a higher standard of care for her patients once she became a doctor. This is why she started her practice in Richardson in 2011 upon completing her doctorate degree. Amid COVID 2020, she was offered an opportunity to open Van Alstyne Eye Care. She currently splits her time between both locations.

Dr. Nguyen is passionate about learning new and better ways to improve the quality of vision and life for her patients. Seeing clearly is one thing, but feeling good while doing so is another. Although Dr Nguyen can see patients of all ages and conditions, her special interests are 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. Giving back has always been a priority; she will always make time to volunteer and donate proceeds of our profits to local nonprofits in and around the community. When not at work, Dr. Nguyen and her husband have their hands full with their two little ones, Henry and Chloe. Her life and professional motto: Treat others how you would want to be treated.


Meet 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.



Our Staff



Optical Manager/Eyewear Consultant, ABOC

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. Ale is currently certified with the American Board of Opticianary and plans to pursue the advanced certification to further her knowledge.


Kim Ngan

Patient Care Coordinator, CPO

Kim joined the company in 2015 as a part-time optometric assistant. Her cheerful personality and friendly smile will be greeting you enter out office. She will help coordinate your visit and make sure everything runs smoothly while in the office. Kim is a certified paraoptometric (CPO). She is trained in insurance, preliminary testing, specialty contact lenses as well as opticianary. She enjoys volunteering and teaching her youth group at church in her spare time.



Lead Clinical Technician , CPO

Juan joined our team in 2016 as a part-time technician and since then has joined us full-time as the executive optometric technician. Juan is a certified para-optometric assistant. He is responsible for contact lens management and 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. Juan is also learning to help patients in the optical department and has a keen taste in eyewear.




Eyewear Consultant, ABO-NCLE

Kourtney joined us in 2022 after being in the corporate world of eyecare for 15plus years.  Kourtney is certified with The American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners (ABO-NCLE). This means she is very knowledgeable in all aspects of eyewear and contact lenses.  You will be in good hands when you are with Kourtney as she helps you find your next perfect pair.



Optometric Tech

Talhah started as a patient and loves us so much he wanted to join our team,professionally! Talhah is currently a full-time student pursuing medical school and is working to obtain more experience in the healthcare field. Talhah is responsible for performing all pre-testing to prepare you to see the doctors.



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See What Our Patients Are Saying!


“Literally like the best eye care center I’ve ever been to, so efficient and nice and thorough, and they have suuucchh cute frames for glasses. 10/10 highly recommend!”

Adria Burton

Dr. Nguyen has the best practice I’ve been to. She has a kind, professional, thorough team. From the front desk, to eye technician to eyewear consultant, everyone provides excellent service and always seems happy to be at work. Dr. Nguyen fit me with the most comfortable contacts I’ve ever worn & her team is great about helping with rebates and discounts to offset costs associated with being self-pay. I highly recommend visiting this practice!

Erin Beakley

I’ve been coming to Perception Eyecare since they opened this office, as has my family, and we love it. The doctors are thorough and take their time explaining all your test results and their recommendations for your eye health. The staff is amazing! Always so friendly and helpful. Excellent frame selection as well.

 Michelle Schroeder