Dr. Brenda Nuyen

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Brenda Nuyen is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in refractive cataract, pterygium, eyelid, and minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries. She achieved the distinction of Salutatorian with Summa Cum Laude honors at the University of Southern California, and then went on to graduate from the UC San Diego School of Medicine with honors. She completed her residency in Ophthalmology at the Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego and has since served thousands of patients in the greater Los Angeles area. Dr. Nuyen has published well-cited articles in several prestigious ophthalmology journals and given podium presentations at national conferences. She has also mentored students and residents in the field of ophthalmology, as she firmly believes in sharing her skills and education with health providers of the future.

Dr. Nuyen is passionate about helping her patients meet their personalized vision and eye health goals, and she is well equipped to provide the latest technologies and techniques to achieve these goals as a comprehensive ophthalmologist. She has lived in Southern California her entire life and has learned to speak Spanish and Vietnamese well in order to serve her patients fully. Dr. Nuyen lives in West Los Angeles with her husband.


  • BS in Biological Sciences, University of Southern California
  • MD, UC San Diego
  • Ophthalmology Residency, UC San Diego


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

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Our Location

1908 Santa Monica Blvd #3, Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 829-5475

Hours of Operation

(Due to the Coronavirus “COVID-19” situation we have implemented revised hours):

Office Hours


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am - 12:00 pm *by appointment only