Hayward Optometry was started by Dr. T. Pham in 2003. Because of family commitments, Dr. Pham began his long and careful search for the right optometrist to take over the practice. At the beginning of 2012, he entrusted the office and patients to Dr. Uyen Nguyen.
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Dr. Nguyen received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology at the University of California San Diego. While obtaining her degree, she simultaneously worked for many years as an assistant research scientist for Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company. There she worked with a team of scientists to perform experiments aimed towards the development of therapeutics for viral diseases. Despite the rewards research brought her, it was this experience that pushed her to pursue a career that emphasized interaction with people. A career in optometry seemed like the perfect fit.
Dr. Nguyen left her hometown of San Diego to receive her Doctorate in Optometry at the University of California Berkeley. Prior to graduation, she was trained at OMNI New Jersey and OMNI New York, surgery centers that focus on ocular disease and emergency care. She further strengthened her skills in primary eye care and contact lens fittings through in depth training at Portland VA hospital, Sacramento VA hospital, Kaiser Permanente Point West and California State University East Bay Eye Clinic.
After graduation, Dr. Nguyen worked at an optometry practice near Santa Cruz for a few years before assuming ownership of Hayward Optometry. Since then, she has expanded Hayward Optometry to include additional services and modern upgrades to provide better patient care. Dr. Nguyen is TLG certified, thereby allowing her to practice the highest scope of optometry in California.