Kent Nguyen, OD, FAAO

Assistant Professor Of Clinical Ophthalmology

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Kent Nguyen, OD, FAAO, earned his Bachelors degree in Integrative Biology from University of California, Berkeley and his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University. His training included treating patients with low vision at the Center for the Partially Sighted, pediatric patients in medically underserved communities, and geriatric patients at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Los Angeles. He then completed a residency in ocular disease at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction, VT, where he managed patients with glaucoma and diabetic eye disease, and was involved in clinical teaching of interns and residents. He has presented multiple lectures to the community on the importance of healthy vision. Dr. Nguyen is proud to be a member of USC Roski Eye Institute as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology. He strives for quality eye care with confidence, compassion, and enthusiasm.


  • American Academy of Optometry: Fellow, 2014


  • Overcoming cultural barriers to eye care ‘starts with us’ Healio. 2024. . View in PubMed
  • Age-Related Changes in Dynamic Iris Behavior Assessed Using a Programmable Closed-Loop Iris Control System Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2022 11 01; 11(11):9. . View in PubMed
  • Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency in Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Contact Lens Spectrum. 2019; 6(34):48-51. . View in PubMed
  • Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus: A Teaching Case Report The Journal of Optometric Education. 2014; 2(39):65-73. . View in PubMed