Dr. Michelle T Chen is a modern-day optometrist who believes in providing care that is science-based while personalized. This means tailoring treatments with the patient’s lifestyle and overall health in mind. She believes in the importance of not only seeing clearly but having the eyes feel their best.
Dr. Chen received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. While at UCLA, she worked at the Retina division of Jules Stein Eye Institute where she developed a fascination with eyes. She went on to earn her doctorate at Pennsylvania College of Optometry, now known as Salus University. As a student, Dr. Chen was the founder and President of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA) chapter at Salus University. Dr. Chen also served as the President of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD).
Dr. Chen is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Optometric Association, the College of Optometrist in Vision Development (COVD), the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA), and the Nevada Optometric Association. She participated with Student Optometric Service to Humanity (SOSH) on mission trips to provide free eye care and eyewear to underprivileged communities in El Salvador. Dr. Chen started her career in Las Vegas with a children’s charity that aimed to provide eye care and eyewear for children in low-income communities. Dr. Chen was awarded high honors in clinical skills for advanced pediatrics along with numerous leadership and service awards from the community.
Dr. Chen practices full-scope eye care. Her clinical interests include ocular disease, specialty contact lens, dry eyes, diabetic eye care, pediatric, emergency eye care, and co-management of LASK and cataracts. Dr. Chen is Board Certified in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease. To better serve the community, Dr. Chen is fluent in English and Mandarin.
When she is not providing care for her patients, you are likely to find Dr. Chen whipping up new cuisines at home, dreaming about her next Disneyland trip or planning her next travel adventure with her fiance.
Dr. Chen is currently accepting new patients at our Boca Park and Centennial Hills locations.