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Lucy Chen, PhD, OD, FAAO


  • Optometry

Office Locations

Acuity Eye Group - La Quinta
47-474 Washington St
La Quinta, CA 92253

Dr. Chen is an American board-certified optometrist licensed to treat and manage ocular diseases with specialty contact lenses. She is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry(NBEO) and licensed by the Texas & California Optometry Board. Dr. Chen received her PhD in Medicine Science from the University of Alcala de Henares in Madrid, Spain with Sobrasaliende “cum laude” with full scholarship from the Spanish government, then as a post-doctoral research associate at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chen has more than 30 years’ experience in eye health care from China, Spain and USA. She can provide a broad range of service from refractive, cataract surgery to ocular diseases management. She especially has experience in specialty contact lens and myopia management.

Dr. Chen is also active in clinic research, and is involved as principal investigator on several clinic trials in medication and FDA premarket trials as special contact lens and medical devices.

Dr. Chen is an active Chinese internal physician. She has more than 50 publications in pioneer vision science SCI Journals and participated in 9 medical books and won several awards in the healthcare profession. Dr. Chen speaks fluently in English, Chinese and some Spanish. She enjoys sports and travel, and currently lives in California with her family.


  • Doctor of Optometry (OD): University of Houston, College of Optometry
  • Doctor of Morphology Science (PhD): University of Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain
  • Master of Medicine (MS): Zhongshan Eye Center & Southern Medical University, Guangzhaou, P.R. China
  • Bachelor of Medicine (MD): General Medical University, Chongqing, P.R. China

Professional Affiliations and Awards

  • Clinic Investigator Certification (CIC). American Academy of Optometry 2022
  • Certification of MiSight Brilliant Future from CooperVision
  • Certification of VST (B&L) and CRT
  • Certification of Wave
  • Diplomate, ABO Board Certified
  • AOA (American Academy of Optometry)
  • Scleral Lens Education Society
  • Orthokeratology Academy of America (OAA)
  • Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) International Optometric Honor Society
  • American Optometric Association
  • ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology)
  • TFOS (Tear Film & Ocular-surface Society)
  • Treasurer, ISD (International Society of Dacryology)
  • Founding Member, ISOS (International Society of Ocular surface)

Personal Hobbies

  • Sports
  • Travel

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese