Martin M Matus, O.D.
Dr. Marty Matus is the chief optometrist and owner of Martin Optical Eyecare. He was born and raised in Mt. Prospect, Illinois where he attended St. Viator High School, and graduated from Loyola University in Chicago with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Biology and Chemistry. Following in his father’s footsteps, he attended the Illinois College of Optometry and graduated with a doctorate of optometry in 1989.
After graduating, Dr. Matus focused his career on medical optometry and practiced in a hospital-based retina clinic. While practicing at the hospital, Dr. Matus began formulating his dream of building a practice that met patient’s needs both optically and medically. Martin Optical Eyecare was established in 1990 with the purpose of providing premium patient eye care through practicing full medical scope optometry and providing state-of-the-art contact lenses and glasses.
Dr. Matus resides in Palatine with his wife Rhea and two daughters Morgan and Elise. He enjoys photography and scuba diving, and has recently volunteered his time in Haiti with a team of ophthalmologists co-managing surgical eye care.
Sony Thomas, O.D.
Dr. Sony Thomas grew up in Des Plaines, Illinois. After completing his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois- Chicago (UIC), he earned his doctorate from the prestigious Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois.
Upon graduation, Dr. Thomas moved to Tallahassee, Florida to complete a one year residency at the Tallahassee Veteran’s Affairs Hospital where he served our nation’s veterans. After completing his residency, Dr. Thomas stayed on as staff optometrist for another year before moving back to the Chicagoland area to be closer to his family.
Dr. Thomas has been with Martin Optical Eyecare since 2018 serving the patients of the northwest suburbs of Chicago for their eyecare and eyewear needs.
In 2018, Dr. Thomas received his fellowship from the American Academy of Optometry. He has special interest in medical optometry managing ocular disease, dry eye syndrome, hard to fit contact lenses, and surgical co-management.
During his free time, Dr. Thomas enjoys traveling, playing basketball, scuba diving, and photography.