Matthew R. Jones, OD, Owner
Affiliated with Community Eye Care since his high school days, Dr. Matthew Jones remains dedicated to optometry and community by serving as an adjunct professor mentoring students, leading medical missions, and volunteering locally. Learn more below.
Dr. Matthew Jones was born and raised in Effingham, Illinois. He attended undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana. Next, he went on to study Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry. During his training at ICO, he was at the top of his class with accolades such as Dean’s List and Beta Sigma Kappa Honors.
“Dr. Matthew” had worked for Doctors Sehy and Jones in various capacities since his high school days, but he joined our practice as a doctor in July of 2008. Since that time, in 2013, Matthew was recognized by his peers as “Illinois’ Young Optometrist of the Year.” In 2014, he was recognized as one Effingham community’s top young leaders with the “Top 20 under 40” award.
Currently serves as an adjunct professor for UMSL School of Optometry and hosts 4th-year Optometry students during their externship rotations. He is a past president of the Eastern Illinois Optometric Society and currently serves on the board of trustees for the Illinois Optometric Association.
Medical mission work has also always been one of Dr. Matthew’s main passions having been on multiple international trips since he was about 12 years old. Recently, he has led teams to provide eyecare to the remote villages of Honduras. He also volunteers his time with the youth in the area through his church and OneEighty.
He now enjoys University of Illinois Fighting Illini sports, playing guitar, boating, and camping. Above all things, he enjoys spending time with his wife Jennifer, and three sons.
“My husband was so concerned about passing the vision test to keep his driver’s license. Dr. Sehy was a compassionate, caring doctor. He took his time with him and provided the best exam he’s ever had. He is finally getting the help he needs and we are full of hope and thankfulness. We highly recommend this caring facility for vision care. The staff was kind, the doctor was kind and the service was impeccable.”