Henderson, NV 89052
Monday – Thursday: 9AM – 6PM
Friday: 8AM – 5PM
Saturday: 8AM – 4PM
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. Joseph Lao
Dr. Joseph Lao was born and raised in Las Vegas. He is a Bishop Gorman High School alum and had earned his Bachelor of Sciences Degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. In May 2013, Dr. Lao graduated from Western University College of Optometry.
He had completed internships at various locations including: the special populations and vision therapy focused Alderwood Vision Care Therapy Center (WA), Ernest Childers Veteran Affairs Outpatient Clinic (OK), The Villages V.A.Hospital (FL) and the Lyons/East Orange V.A. Outpatient Hospital (NJ).
He has participated in multiple community vision projects such as Angels for Sight, Lion’s Club Vision screenings, CareNOW L.A., and the Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) mission trip to villages in Peru.
Upon graduation he was presented with the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) Award for Excellence in Vision Therapy at Western University. He conducts vision therapy and binocular vision evaluations including technology which analyzes eye movements while reading.
Vision therapy may alleviate struggles and enhance visual abilities for:
- Learning-related Vision Issues
- Poor Binocular Coordination or Eye-teaming
- Convergence Insufficiency
- Amblyopia (often referred to as “lazy” eye)
- Stress-related Vision Issues (Eyestrain, headaches at near or computer distance, and some incidents of motion sickness)
- Traumatic Brain Issues, Stroke, Head Injury, and special populations
- Sports Vision Development
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.