Dr. Ngo was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She moved to Knoxville in 2005. A few years later, she relocated to Johnson City, TN to attend East Tennessee State University. Dr. Ngo returned to Johnson City after optometry school and has been with Dr. Carlson & Associates since then. After several years in Johnson City, Dr. Ngo recently moved back to Knoxville, TN.
Dr. Ngo attended East Tennessee State University and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English and a minor in Humanities. She then attended the Illinois College of Optometry and received her doctorate in 2019. Dr. Ngo enjoys continuing her education by attending conventions and reading optometric publications with an interest in dry eye, myopia management, and glaucoma.
Dr. Ngo completed clinical externships at The Illinois Eye Institute of Chicago in Chicago, IL; Davis Eye Associates in Winston-Salem, NC; James H. Quillen VAMC in Johnson City, TN; and North Suburban Vision Consultants in Park Ridge, IL. Dr. Ngo joined Dr. Carlson & Associates after graduating optometry school and practiced at the Tri-Cities locations. She serves on the selection committee of the Debbie Van Cleave Memorial Scholarship.
In her spare time, Dr. Ngo enjoys reading, tending to houseplants, embroidery, and vintage/antique shopping. She loves traveling to explore new cities as well as revisit familiar destinations. She enjoys cooking and trying new recipes as well as eating at new restaurants. She is a proud pet mom to her 2 cats, Val & Noel, as well as her Australian Shepherd, Ellie.