Henderson, NV 89052
Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Proper eye care is important for people of all ages and regular eye exams are encouraged for everyone, but especially for those already using glasses or contact lenses. Your vision plays a vital role in your life each and every day, which is why it is so important to take the right steps for maintaining good eye health. At Optic Gallery, we provide a variety of services, from general exams to corrective surgery. We also carry a wide selection of eye frames for our patients as well.
Eye Exams – Everyone needs regular eye exams. It’s important for adults to schedule eye exams to monitor their eye health and check for problems. Conditions that are often detected during eye exams include glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. Early detection of these conditions allows for the widest range of treatment options and the best chance of slowing or reversing any symptoms.
Contact Lens Exam – The field of optometry changes quickly, and now many more patients are able to enjoy the flexibility of wearing contact lenses to correct their vision. Contact lens exams include tests that are not always performed in regular eye exams, so if you are considering contact lenses, be sure to let us know when you schedule your exam. This allows us to schedule the extra time required for contact lens fitting or prescription updates.
Multifocal Contacts – Multifocal contact lenses are not your grandparents’ bifocals. They are designed to help people who have trouble with their vision, both close up and far away. This condition is called presbyopia. Because multifocal contact lenses are more complex than normal contacts, it is important to have the perfect fit so you can see as well as possible. It may take a little extra time and cost a little bit more, but it is worth having good vision without needing your thick eyeglasses.
Vision Corrections – Our goal is for you to have the best vision possible. In addition to our eye exams, we measure how your eyes see with wall and reading eye charts. This allows us to describe your vision using a fraction scale, where 20/20 represents normal vision. Based on your vision, our optometrists will recommend vision corrections such as traditional glasses, contact lenses, surgery, or other alternatives.
Astigmatism – Astigmatism is one of the most common vision conditions; most people have some form of astigmatism. Astigmatism can be caused by an irregular shaped cornea or curvature of the lens, and can lead to blurred vision. Our examinations test for astigmatism using a phoropter and retinoscope, which measure refraction. Depending on the amount of astigmatism, we can provide eyeglasses or contact lenses to help correct your condition.
Near and Farsightedness – Nearsightedness, known as myopia, makes it difficult to see objects far away and is caused when images are focused in front of the retina. Farsightedness, known as hyperopia, makes it difficult to see objects that are close and is caused when images are focused behind the retina. Both nearsightedness and farsightedness can be treated with corrective lenses such as glasses or contact lenses. If you are experiencing trouble seeing objects that are far away or close up, contact us today.
Frames – Glasses, more than ever, say a lot about your personality, style, and fashion. Selecting the right frames can be confusing and daunting, especially for first time patients. Our staff has a great deal of experience helping patients find the best frames for them – taking into account budget, medical needs, lifestyle, and appearance. We are here to help you find the perfect look, while also correcting your vision.
Sunglasses – Sunglasses are designed to protect your eyes from sunlight. While all tinted lenses help to protect your eyes from sunlight, some will protect your eyes better than others. Sunglasses with lenses that block ultraviolet sunlight are the best option. Although sunglasses can be expensive, there are many affordable brands that provide great protection from harmful sunlight as well. If you are interested in finding the best brand of sunglasses for your lifestyle, we can help you find them.
Dry Eye Treatment – To keep your eyes healthy, you need to have tears to provide moisture and lubrication. This is not only for your comfort, but it helps with your vision. Tears are secreted by glands around your eyes. When you do not make enough tears, you have a condition called dry eyes. There is no cure for dry eye. Instead, we have ways to make you more comfortable. There is a product called artificial tears. This comes in drops and ointments. Depending on your needs, one may work better for you.
Dr. Steve Nguyen
Dr. Steve Nguyen graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1992. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California Irvine in 1988, with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Nevada Optometric Association.
Dr. Nguyen has mainly been in private practice since 1992, and has gained extensive experience in primary Optometric care, medical management of eye diseases, contact lenses and refractive surgery co-management.
Dr. Nguyen and his family have resided in Henderson, Nevada since 2002 from San Jose, California. In his spare time he enjoys tennis, bicycling and spending time with his three kids. Dr. Nguyen practices at the Green Valley location in the District and Seven Hills.
Dr. Tiffany Nguyen
Dr. Tiffany Nguyen was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, and graduated from Coronado High School. She majored in Neuroscience at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she was one of the founders of the Nevada Pre-Optometry Club. Dr. Nguyen earned her Doctorate at Southern California College of Optometry, graduating with Summa Cum Laude honors. She volunteered for several mission trips to Mexico to provide eye care to those in underserved communities.
Dr. Nguyen completed her clinical training in specialty contact lenses, keratoconus management, and pediatrics at the University Eye Center at Los Angeles, ocular diseases in Lawton Indian Health Services in Lawton, Oklahoma, and cataract and dry eye management at Wellish Vision Institute, here in Las Vegas. Dr. Nguyen is Board Certified in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease.
In her free time Dr. Nguyen enjoys hiking, cooking, spending time with friends, working out, and finding new food spots in town.
Dr. Alaina Lavine
Dr. Alaina Lavine is a native of Las Vegas and graduated from Silverado High School. During her schooling, Dr. Lavine was a staff member at the District location of Optic Gallery where she performed the pretesting. She attended The Ohio State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. In 2013, Dr. Lavine earned her Doctorate degree from Western University College of Optometry in Pomona, California. She graduated with honors and became board certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease.
Dr. Lavine spent her first year practicing in Southern California where she gained extensive experience in primary Optometric care, medical management of eye diseases, contact lenses and refractive surgery co-management. She then moved back to Las Vegas and rejoined the Optic Gallery group. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Nevada Optometric Association.
Outside of work, Dr. Lavine enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her husband and two daughters. She practices at the District location and is currently accepting new patients.
Dr. Anne Valdez
Dr. Anne Valdez grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. She graduated from Coronado High School and completed a Bachelors in Biological Science at UNLV. She received her Doctorate of Optometry from Southern California College of Optometry (Marshall B. Ketchum University) in 2018. She was President of the Private Practice organization at SCCO and volunteered at several outreach clinics throughout school. Dr. Valdez completed her clinical training at the Army health clinic in Camp Zama Japan, Four Corners Regional Health Center in Arizona, and Wellish Vision Institute in Las Vegas.
Dr. Anne Valdez is Board Certified in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease and has particular interest in ocular surface diseases and specialty contact lenses. She is passionate about giving the highest level of care to all her patients. Dr. Valdez practices full-scope optometry including comprehensive eye exams, pediatric eye exams, diabetic eye exams, specialty contact lens fitting and evaluations, and co-management of LASIK, cataract, and other refractive surgeries. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and Nevada Optometric Association.
Dr. Valdez owns the Optic Gallery on Horizon Ridge and practices at other Henderson locations including Seven Hills and The District. In her free time, Dr. Valdez enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, traveling, and volunteering in the community with her husband.