Dry Eye Clinic Director

Born in Paris, France, Dr. Dang grew up in the suburbs of Paris. He moved to the United States at the age of 16. Dr. Dang earned a B.S. in Biochemistry from University of California San Diego, and went on to receive his Doctorate in Optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry. He received his Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry in the fall of 2016.
As our Primary Care Optometrist, Dr. Dang is fully capable and certified to handle everything from comprehensive eye examinations to the diagnosis and treatment of medical eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration or diabetic eye exams. Dr. Dang is also the Director of our Dry Eye Center of Excellence. Click here to learn more about Dr. Dang’s personal experience and treatment for dry eyes. He currently focuses on the complex treatment of dry eye disease, allergies and blepharitis.  Empire Eye and Laser Center recently acquired a new piece of technology for dry eye treatment called Lipiflow®, which treats the oil layer of the tear film.
Dr. Dang is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), California Optometric Association, and current president-elect of the Kern County Optometric Society. Dr. Dang is also a Clinical Assistant Professor for the College of Optometry, an auxiliary faculty position where he supervises Western University and Southern CA College of Optometry students participating in clinical education experiences/internships. Dr. Dang speaks fluent French and Cantonese.
Dr. Dang is very tech savvy and is always on the lookout for the newest electronic gadget. In his leisure time, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing pickleball – the fastest growing sport in America.

Vin T. Dang