Meet our Optometrist

Meet Columbia Optometrist, Dr. Matthew Daniels

Born in St. Petersburg, Florida, Dr. Daniels, received his bachelor's degree from The University of Central Florida and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis Tennessee. He received exemplary marks for his clinical skills and was a member of Beta Kapa Sigma an International Optometric Honor Society. He moved to Columbia in 2010 at the opening of Martinez Eye Associates Columbia office.

Dr. Daniels works hard to stay current on the latest advances in eye health and vision care and regularly attends continuing education seminars and advanced training courses. It is because of Dr. Daniels dedication to continuing education that our patients receive the most modern and progressive vision care available.

Prior to coming to Columbia, Dr. Daniels successfully completed his clinical internships at The Eye Center in Memphis, Tennessee, focusing on primary care and contact lenses and at the Naval Health Clinic New England in Newport Rhode Island focusing on ocular disease treatment and management.

As a therapeutically licensed Optometrist, Dr. Daniels provides exams for glasses and contacts, diagnoses, and treatments of all disorders that affect the eye or vision. With this background, Dr. Daniels is trained to recognize a range of health issues; such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes and hypertension

Dr. Daniels is the past president of The Midlands Optometric Society, a member of The American Optometric Society and has represented the state of South Carolina at the Optometry advocacy conference in Washington DC.

Dr. Daniels is married to the love of his life, Aston, and together they have two amazing boys, Luca and Finn. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys working out and spending time with his family.

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