About Dr. Matthews


Dr Matthews

Dr. Matthews has been in the eye care field for over 42 years.  After graduating with Honors from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque in 1974,  he taught high school health education in Amenia, NY.   Two years later, in 1976,   he began a career in the eye care field. He enrolled in the School for Orthoptists at the Harkness Eye Institute at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.  Dr. Matthews became certified as an Orthoptist in 1978..  He specialized in disorders of the position of the eyes (strabismus) and eye turns which were the result of neurological problems.  He used these skills in Southampton New York for 10 years while working with an ophthalmology practice.  

Always wanting to learn more, Dr. Matthews decided to expand his horizons and studied for an optometry degree at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.  He graduated cum laude in 1993.  While he trained in Birmingham, he was employed by an ophthalmology practice, Alabama Ophthalmology Associates.  He had the opportunity to examine many children with pediatric eye problems and many adults with neurological disease that caused either double vision or improper alignment of their eyes.

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In 1993 Dr. Matthews returned home to Southampton, NY.  There he started Moriches Eye Care in Moriches, NY and he became Program Director for the Ophthalmic Dispensing program at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood, NY.   In addition to teaching he helped design the curriculum for this new field of study at Suffolk Community College.

In 1995, Dr. Matthews decided to move his practice to Greenville, NC. where he practiced until 2002.  He enjoyed very much the people and the culture of this really interesting part of North Carolina.  After selling his practice he moved to the Charlotte area where he opened his practice in Indian Trail, NC right next to Wal-Mart.

Dr. Matthews and his wife Teresa really enjoy living in the Charlotte area.  They have adopted the football Panthers and Hornets even though they are not at the top of their game!  In addition to sports, they love attending many of the wonderful plays, concerts, and performances that Charlotte has to offer.

And finally, Dr. Matthews and Teresa really enjoy providing eye care to the community of Indian Trail, Monroe, Matthews and the surrounding areas of Charlotte.  They feel as though their patients are one big family.

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