Practice Information
Midway Optometry
3145 Rosecrans St. San Diego,CA 92110-4800
Phone: (619) 224-2973
Michael S MatthewsOD
  90 Reviews
Michael S Matthews, OD, graduated from the School of Optometry at the University of California, Berkeley. Senior Optometrist at Oasis Optometry in San Francisco and Alameda Eyes Optometry in Alameda, California. Dr. Matthews sold both practices and retired to Mazatlan, Mexico. Dr. Matthews has been a volunteer staff optometrist for the Hospital del La Familia in Guatemala since 1991. He retired as a Lt. Commander from the United States Coast Guard Reserve where he served primarily in Search & Rescue in the San Francisco Bay out of Yerba Buena Island. Dr. Matthews enjoys dancing Argentinean Tango with his wife Ivy. Opting to come out of retirement, Dr. Matthews moved to San Diego and assumed ownership of Midway Optometry in Point Loma. Bringing his many years of experience to Midway Optometry, Dr. Matthews takes pride in his ability to bring you the best in eye care.
Jean Posted on 01/30/2020 11:56 PM.
Always enjoy coming here. Dr Matthews is professional, friendly, and always learn from him. His staff is also very professional and friendly as well.
Jeff Posted on 01/30/2020 12:25 AM.
Doctor and staff are very sharp but with a friendly attitude that makes one feel both safe and connected.
Annie Posted on 01/22/2020 04:22 AM.
Dr Matthews is very informative and always spends the time to answer my questions and explain my test results and options.
Julia Posted on 01/07/2020 05:44 PM.
Literally the best optometrist (if not the best doctor) I have ever worked with. I highly recommend Dr. Matthews' services.
Michael Posted on 01/02/2020 05:37 PM.
Very nice experience. Doctor and staff very friendly and helpful.
Timothy Posted on 12/13/2019 11:18 PM.
The staff is very professional and kind.
Melissa Posted on 12/09/2019 08:29 PM.
The entire experience from the moment you walk in the door until you leave is wonderful; entire staff is professional and friendly, and Dr. Matthews knows his stuff and has a lovely personality. I loved how he walks you through the tests and the meaning of the results. Highly recommend this office! ~ Melissa L.
Robert N Posted on 12/08/2019 01:56 AM.
All the staff here are so friendly, attentive, and helpful. I could not recommend them more highly.
Edithann Posted on 10/17/2019 05:44 AM.
Absolutely excellent!
Maria Posted on 10/01/2019 07:38 PM.
I had such an amazing experience...I am so glad my friend recommended me. I am now paying it forward and referring all of my friends to this office. The staff is great and Dr. Matthew's is very patient which made my visit excellent.
Phillip Posted on 09/24/2019 09:08 PM.
All around expert care. Dr. Matthews and the staff are focused on getting you the care and information you need. He has intentionally set up this practice to be his ideal setting. You will not feel like another customer being rushed in and out. I could not recommend him more.
Janet Posted on 09/10/2019 03:05 PM.
Need an optometrist - I highly recommend Dr Matthews He's very knowledgeable and tremendously patient in explaining your eye health. Great staff also. Jan M.
Phyllis Posted on 09/06/2019 12:15 AM.
Dr Matthews is very detail and thorough. I am very happy and would not want to go any where else. Great Staff and Great comfortable office with designer frames to choose from too! A very nice experience. I feel lucky to have found him.
Alyssa Posted on 08/28/2019 03:17 AM.
Dr. Matthews & his team are wonderful! I appreciate how through Dr. Matthews is and he always shares something that you can learn about regarding vision / eye care. His team is awesome and very helpful in expediting the orders and appointments. Hands down the most friendly eye doctor / team in San Diego!
Ocean Posted on 08/16/2019 09:33 PM.
I brought my 11 yr old daughter to see Dr. Matthews after our past eye doc tried to say she had a muscle problem and then referred us to a very expensive specialist - which happened to be her friend. Right. Dr, Matthews was very caring, thorough and patient with my daughter. His manner is very kind and she felt comfortable with him doing the exam. The ladies up front were also very kind, caring and welcoming. All in all, it was a great visit and my daughter got exactly what she needs to be able to read books comfortably again. Looks like I found my new family optometrist!
Stevie Posted on 08/06/2019 01:10 PM.
Dr. Matthews is the best ophthalmologist hands down. Everything from friendly, compassionate staff to the great atmosphere, great selection & high tech equipment. All of that topped only by Dr. Matthews finding the best solution to my visual concerns. I'll never go anywhere else. Outstanding, i would give them 10 stars but with 5 being the max, 5 star rating is what they get. Thank you Midway Optometry! Stevie Weaver
Thomas Posted on 08/03/2019 09:46 PM.
Dr. Matthews is phenomenal! He took the time to get to know me and my eyes and went above and beyond in our consultation, answered all manner of questions, and was very personable to boot! What a great experience. But the experience began before meeting the doctor, when Stephanie at the front desk checked me in, walked me through all the tests and results, and the post-exam review of frames, lenses, etc. True customer service by all parties involved.
Denise Posted on 08/02/2019 04:58 PM.
Awesome as always! Thank you Dr Matthews!
Denise Posted on 08/01/2019 05:11 PM.
I've been going to Dr Matthews for a couple of years now, and he continues to be an awesome eye Doctor! His staff is great, his new eye exam machines are top of the line and Dr Mathews is always pleasant and knowledgable.
Andrea Posted on 07/30/2019 07:00 PM.
Dr. Matthews is great! He is very attentive and takes his time answering all my questions. His office staff is wonderful too. They are always friendly and helpful. I used to go to the doctor who had the practice before and was disappointed when I found out she had sold her practice. However, when I got to know Dr. Matthews, I was so happy to make the change to a new doctor.
Roland Posted on 07/30/2019 02:06 PM.
Dr Matthews was excellent. Staff is very good also at explaining what the tests were going to be like, all were friendly. Dr Matthews excellent in explaining test results and why the results happen.
Vicky Posted on 07/30/2019 01:32 AM.
Exam was efficient. The test equipment provided results quickly and efficiently! Everyone was friendly. Dr. Matthews gave thorough explanations to everything!
Christopher Posted on 07/23/2019 12:53 AM.
Great staff, great doctor. I don't go because I have serious eye issues, I go because I'm getting old and need to screen for age related issues. No hard sell, just a thorough, kind exam.
Rebecca Posted on 07/16/2019 02:35 AM.
I was very impressed with Dr. Matthews' extensive knowledge of eye health as well as current research and research gaps. The staff is lovely and I was very impressed with high-tech testing equipment they have.
Anna Posted on 07/06/2019 11:00 PM.
Very friendly, thorough and understanding.
Pairot. O Posted on 07/02/2019 11:48 PM.
very nice Staffs and doctor everyone were very helpful with my first visit.... Very impressive... I highly recommended Thanks everyone there and Happy 4th :)
Nelda Posted on 06/29/2019 01:34 AM.
Highly professional and low stress experience. Dr Matthews was compassionate and explained everything as we went along. Highly recommend Dr Matthews. I intend to go back Monday for glasses. Thank you sir and your office staff!
Layah Posted on 05/17/2019 05:29 PM.
Super great experience, everyone in the office was kind and professional. They explained all the tests in detail and I felt comfortable the entire time. I will be coming back for glasses soon!
Cecilia Posted on 05/08/2019 06:19 PM.
I have been going to Dr. Matthews for a few years now. He took over for the previous doctor which was not as capable. Always easy to get an appointment, informs you of test results and most importantly, listens to me. On top of that, they help me pick out frames that are perfect for me(I am not good at it and have little patience). Will continue to see Dr. Matthews in the future!
Austin Posted on 05/07/2019 04:07 PM.
I needed a specific type of color vision test performed in order to complete a job application, I called around to multiple places and no one had the equipment to perform it except Dr. Matthews. The staff and Dr. Matthews were all very helpful and accommodating, the application was time sensitive so I was able to get an appointment the same day I called; actually within hours. Dr. Matthews took the time to explain what made the specific test I was taking different from the standard test, and he also showed my additional tests and what they meant. After I was done he then let me try different glasses specially designed to help with color vision. I had read about these before, but never had the chance to try them, and it was a very interesting experience. Overall everything thing went just as well as I could have hoped. I got exactly what I needed and everyone was very kind, helpful, and professional.
Deborah Posted on 04/30/2019 11:13 PM.
Dr. Matthews and staff was very professional and welcoming. He came highly recommended to me from a friend. I have since recommended him to my co-workers/friends. Dr. Matthews and his nurse took their time to explain to me what each test was for and the results on top of the anatomy of the eye and what to look out for. He was very thorough and informative. I would highly recommend Dr. Matthews and his team if your looking for an eye doctor. Also, his office has plenty of parking and convenient to get to. Great location.
Mark Posted on 04/26/2019 07:15 PM.
DR. Matthews is very informative and very precise.
Vanessa Posted on 03/23/2019 04:27 PM.
Dr. Matthews is a wonderful optometrist. He took the time to explain the anatomy of my eye during my exam helping me to understand exactly how my prescription corrects the natural misshape of my eyes. I was most impressed by the follow up help I received from him and his staff. After filling my prescription, which ended up being far different from the previous prescription I had (because my former doctor had giving me a prescription too strong for my eyes causing me headaches), I had a hard time seeing through my new glasses. He brought me in for a follow up to check my new glasses to be sure they were made correctly, as well as double check the prescription was what I needed to see clearly. Turns out I just needed time to adjust. I was so grateful they took the time to help me feel at ease with my glasses. He even said if at any point I am uncomfortable with my glasses, he will adjust the prescription in my lenses free of charge! The whole staff was so kind and extremely friendly. I look forward to continue visiting their office for future exams. I highly recommend anyone come visit Midway Optometry for their visions needs!
Philip Posted on 02/18/2019 06:35 PM.
Dr. Matthews and the staff of Midway Optometry are experienced and well qualified to provide excellent eye care. I thoroughly appreciated the personal attention given me for what was a fairly routine eye exam and glass fitting.
Abigale Posted on 02/08/2019 04:49 PM.
Staff is amazing! Dr. Matthews is so knowledgable and friendly! Would highly recommend
Gerald Posted on 02/01/2019 08:13 PM.
Simply and excellent Optometry office. They use the latest equipment to get the highest quality results and the staff are exceptional at communicating the results. Dr Matthews couldn't be better either. He is up on the state of the art! I very highly recommend them.
Bryan Posted on 01/29/2019 03:50 PM.
I recently had an eye exam at Midway Optometry. Dr. Matthews is very personable and extremely professional. I especially appreciate that he took the time to explain the results of my exam to me. I highly recommend Dr. Matthews and Midway Optical! ~ Bryan
Ken Posted on 01/23/2019 10:12 PM.
Dr. Matthews and his entire staff are amazing! Extremely friendly, knowledgable and caring. Dr. Matthews is really good at being able to explain stuff so that you understand what he is referring to, even though its an extremely technical topic. Highly recommended!!
Jason Posted on 01/18/2019 11:50 AM.
Super helpful and professional / happy staff / doctor took his time to go over all the questions
Leslie Posted on 01/17/2019 07:05 PM.
I just had the best experience of my life with Dr. Matthews and his staff. They are so welcoming and patient. They really took their time and answered all of my questions.
Marci Posted on 12/13/2018 09:45 PM.
This is my 3rd year with Dr. Matthews - he is wonderful. Top notch service and expertise.
James Posted on 10/28/2018 03:32 AM.
A great environment & people! Very professional & friendly on each & every visit. Dr. Matthews is very easy to talk to as well as listen to. He takes time to answer all questions and inquiries. Wonderful staff, always a pleasure to visit!
Matt Posted on 10/11/2018 02:42 AM.
Each visit over several years have all been professional and pleasant. Dr. Matthews and his staff have been organized and eager to answer my questions. I highly recommend Dr. Matthews.
Scott Posted on 10/03/2018 09:41 PM.
Everyone is smiling and happy to be at work! What does that say about Dr. Mathews?! Enough said!
Maureen Posted on 08/30/2018 02:36 PM.
I've been seeing Dr. Mathews since he took over this practice. He is so professional and so nice, as is everyone in his office. I highly recommend.
Linda Posted on 08/07/2018 09:43 PM.
This was my first time to Dr. Matthews office. Everyone was so friendly. I really liked Dr Matthews. He will be my new Dr. from now on.
Tomasz Posted on 07/07/2018 11:56 PM.
Very friendly and helpful doctor. Explains all the procedures and engages with patient on a personal level.
Vanessa Posted on 05/01/2018 12:45 AM.
This is the most friendliest and most informative offer & eye doctor that I have ever been to. Every one is super nice and very professional. They do thorough exams and explain every since test that they do and why it's important. I've already recommended this office to a friend. Will be happy to do so again.
Stephen Posted on 04/26/2018 12:39 AM.
The staff at Midway Optometry was very professional. Dr. Matthews took the time to explain the results from all the tests done and didn't rush me out of the office. I was very surprised with the amount of knowledge I gained which was glossed over by my previous optometrist. I am very happy with the care I received and the options I was given. I can't recommend Dr.Matthews enough.
Kay Posted on 04/24/2018 03:15 PM.
I have been going to Dr. Matthews for over two years. Everyone at the office is so professional and friendly that I always look forward to my visit. They have the latest technology so it's super easy to get the exam and my glasses are perfect! I highly recommend Midway Optometry for the best care.
Jake Posted on 04/22/2018 08:47 PM.
Awesome! Very friendly and welcoming staff. Dr. Matthews was great, he helps you understand what's going on with your eyes and ways to prevent future problems. Learned a lot in my short visit. Highly recommend!
Paul Posted on 04/20/2018 03:42 PM.
Can't imagine a better optometry team...relaxing, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and latest technology.
Joy Posted on 03/15/2018 02:44 AM.
Dr Mathews is a great eye doctor!! He is patient, smart and kind. He always explains everything about my eyes in details and gives me great options. I would highly reccommend him.
Crystal Posted on 03/02/2018 03:07 AM.
Dr. Matthews was very professional and personable. He is ready to answer questions and really goes out of his way to educate his clients. Facility was clean and staff were friendly and didn't rush me to pick out glasses. Prices seemed reasonable as they offer a fairly decent selection of glasses. Would definitely recommend this office.
Magdalena Posted on 02/28/2018 05:10 PM.
I LOVE coming to Midway optometry. Dr. Matthews is wonderful and Hannah and Dawn are truly amazing. It definitely feels like I'm speaking to old friends whenever I come in for an exam. Maggie
Yvonne Posted on 02/26/2018 10:00 PM.
Dr. Matthews will always make time for you in time of crisis and that includes his staff. Very professional and takes time to explain all of my questions. I highly recommend Dr. Matthews!!!
Christopher Posted on 01/31/2018 09:36 PM.
The whole staff is sooo patient and friendly!
Sarah Posted on 01/16/2018 12:42 AM.
Dr. Mathews is an exceptional doctor. He takes time and educates his patients and has a great personality. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Roman Posted on 01/03/2018 06:22 PM.
Dr. Matthews is a great and wonderful doctor. He is the BEST eye doctor I've ever had, and his staff complements the professionalism and friendliness that go with every visit. I'd recommend him to anybody.
Paula Posted on 12/11/2017 11:08 PM.
Dr. Matthews is a very thorough, kind and extremely knowledgeable professional. I love his honesty regarding what kind of eye care you need. His staff of ladies at the front desk are absolutely wonderful, very helpful and very patient with the customers. I would highly recommend Dr. Matthews for all your glasses and contact lens needs.
Karin Posted on 10/25/2017 06:13 PM.
Dr. Matthews is very thorough, professional and friendly. I recommend him highly!
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