Dr. Andy Chen is a board certified therapeutic optometrist. He is Taiwanese American and was born and raised on Long Island, New York. He completed his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Adelphi University. During his undergraduate years, he worked part time as an optometric technician to start his career. He then went on to complete his optometry degree in Boston, Massachusetts at the New England College of Optometry (NECO). During his time there, he served as the President of the Contact Lens Society at the school where he worked alongside contact lens specialists and manufacturers to learn how to prescribe and fit scleral lenses. Dr. Chen completed his externships at the Dot House community health clinic and two Veteran Affair Hospitals in Providence, Rhode Island and in Northpark, New York. These externships allowed him to gain experience in managing a wide range of ocular disease. He also attended NECO affiliated specialty clinics for low vision, pediatrics and specialty contact lens. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Chen enjoys photography, playing tennis, and spending time with his wife.