The Illinois College of Optometry and the Illinois Eye Institute Provide the best in optometric education for students and clinical care for patients. I am fortunate to be surrounded by colleagues that are passionate about providing care for patients and inspiring students to become incredible optometrists.
Dr. Matchinski graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1995 and since her first experience with a patient that was visually impaired during her 4th year in optometry school; she knew what she would do with her optometry career. She went on to a Vision Rehabilitation residency at the William Feinbloom Low Vision Rehabilitation Center of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. After completing her residency in 1996, she has practiced low vision rehabilitation full time. She splits her time between The Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and the Illinois College of Optometry. At the optometry school, she teaches the vision rehabilitation course and lab as well as provides care in the Rosenbloom Center. She has a special interest in pediatric Low Vision Rehabilitation. Dr. Matchinski is a Low Vision Diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry and is currently the Chair of the low vision Diplomate program. She has published and lectures both nationally and internationally on Low Vision Rehabilitation. She is also active in community service with VOSH, Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity. She is the president of VOSH/International and past-president of VOSH Illinois. She does local and international volunteer clinics throughout the year. Outside of work, she is an avid traveler and dachshund mom.