Matthew Vaughn, OD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Primary Care


Dr. Matthew T. Vaughn is an assistant clinical professor at SUNY College of Optometry and the University Eye Center, where he supervises students and residents in the Primary Care Pediatrics, Children with Special Needs, Infant Vision Care, and Pediatric Ocular Disease clinics. Dr. Vaughn also serves as the Instructor of Record for the Pediatric Optometry and Vision Development third year course and laboratory, as well as co-IOR of the Advanced Topics in Pediatric Ocular Disease elective, and is the externship supervisor for the in-house Pediatric Externship. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from The College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey, and his Doctor of Optometry degree from SUNY College of Optometry. He completed a residency in Pediatric and Infant Vision Optometry at SUNY Optometry, where he received advanced training in pediatrics, children with special needs, infant vision care, learning-related vision problems, and vision therapy. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. His hobbies include performing with the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus.


  • OD, Doctor of Optometry, SUNY College of Optometry, 2014
  • BS, Biology, The College of New Jersey, 2011

Residency/Other Post Graduate Training

  • Pediatric and Infant Vision Optometry Residency - Array, 2015


  • Licensed Optometrist - , 2014

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, SUNY College of Optometry, 2016 - Present

Teaching Interests

Pediatric Optometry

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

BVS 319
Pediatric Optometry and Visual Development

Pediatric Optometry & Visual Dvlpmn

ELC 544
Adv. Topics: Pediatric Eye Disease

Research Interests


Clinical Interests

Pediatrics, Children with Special Needs, Pediatric Ocular Disease

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