Matthew C. Nicholson, O.D.

Dr. Nicholson studied biology at Michigan State University. He earned his Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry, where he received multiple awards for his clinical and academic achievements. Dr. Nicholson’s clinical skills were enhanced with his training at the Louis Stokes Medical Center, the Illinois Center for Rehabilitation and Education, and the Illinois Eye Institute. He has also participated as a member of the Lions Club – Gift of Sight mission team in Mexico, Thailand, Brazil, and Haiti. Dr. Nicholson is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Illinois Optometric Association.

Since 2001 Dr. Nicholson had been an associate at Fisher-Swale-Nicholson Eye Center but was made a partner in 2006.  He practices comprehensive ophthalmic care with an emphasis on contact lenses, and his clinical interests include glaucoma, anterior segment disease, and keratoconus.

Dr. Nicholson became interested in optometry after receiving his first pair of glasses when he was in 6th grade. He was amazed at what he had been missing and with what he could then see after receiving glasses. Over the last 25 years as an optometrist, he has been and continues to be passionate about what he does. He loves meeting and talking with new people and helping them to see and feel their best. He also loves the opportunity to travel to other countries and participate in medical missions, bringing care to those that cannot otherwise receive care.

Originally, Dr. Nicholson is from Port Huron, Michigan. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, two sons, and their dog, Bear. He also enjoys traveling, hiking, and running. His hobby is brewing beer.