1330 Budinger Ave, Suite 200, St. Cloud, FL 34769
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Eye Florida, Board-Certified Ophthalmologist

Patients who visit Dr. Ly Nguyen’s office say she is a wonderful doctor; some say she is one of the most skilled ophthalmologists serving the Kissimmee and Saint Cloud communities. Her eyes beam with gratitude when her patients tell her that she is a caring person who takes the time to listen and get to know them personally. Dr Nguyen says “I have seen tens of thousands of cases but each patient’s life story is unique, and I can still remember the details of most of my patients.”

Looking back on her life, many signs point to her path in the field of ophthalmology. Growing up in the countryside in Vietnam, she developed night blindness due to malnutrition. While she was still in college at Brown University, her father developed cataracts at an earlier age due to the harsh sun as a longline fisherman. These personal experiences shape Dr. Nguyen’s passion and mission in helping her patients see better.

As a board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Nguyen specializes in cataract, oculoplastic, and minimally-invasive glaucoma surgery. Her residency training at the University of Hawai’i School of Medicine and Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute at the University of Colorado has allowed Dr. Nguyen to bring her surgical expertise and aloha spirit to her private practice, Eye Florida. Her practice’s number one goal is on delivering exceptional personalized eye care for the whole family.

When she is not operating or running her private practice, she is dedicated to giving back to her community. She contributes as Chief of Surgery at Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital and as a previous member of the Board of Trustee for St. Cloud Regional Medical Center. She is a co-founding member of the An Bang Professional, a non-profit organization committed to providing financial assistance to promising high school graduates and underserved communities in the United States and aboard. She believes in sharing her time and knowledge to aspire the next generation of young professionals including medical students at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. Many of her mentees have been selected to present research findings at prestigious academic conferences and some have gone on to pursue careers in medical research and ophthalmology. 

Dr. Nguyen’s one lifelong goal is to write a memoir about her family’s escape from Vietnam in the 1980s and their journey through Hong Kong’s refugee camp. “These memories are stories of where we came from. These are important lessons of hope, determination, success and giving back.”  Reflecting on her life’s journey so far, she shares the words of Nelson Mandela: “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”