Matthew Blondin, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Matthew Blondin Stonegate Professional Building
Doctor of Optometry 379 Prospect Street, Suite B., P.O. Box 448
Torrington, CT 06790
Phone: (860) 489-2781
Fax: (860) 489-9017
Pennsylvania college of Optometry, Philadelphia, PA. 1978
Additional Public Health courses taken a University of
Pennsylvania, Department of Epidemiology.
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 1971-1974
B.S. in Biology, Cum Laude, May, 1975.
Certificate in Public Health
University of Connecticut School of Public Health
HONORS AND ACTIVITIES
Pennsylvania College of Optometry:
Member, Beta Sigma Kappa, Optometric Honor Society.
Alumni Association Award, Honorable Mention, academic average
in top 10% of class.
Advanced Optometric Public Health Training Award for
Participation at P.C.O. and the University of Pennsylvania.
University of Notre Dame:
Biology Major, Dean’s List student.
Varsity Fencing Team.
Private Solo Practitioner: August, 1979 to present.
Services rendered include primary eye care, hard and soft contact lenses, vision rehabilitation and
ow vision care, pediatric optometry and emergency ocular first aid.
Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, West Haven, CT
March, 1980 to 1986.
Position included part-time director of patient care on primary and secondary levels, and research
oriented activities in hospital eye clinic, as well as supervision of optometry residents and development
and supervision of contact lens clinic.
Visiting Professional Staff Member:
The Eye Institute, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
August, 1983 to September, 1987.
Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Philadelphia, PA.
August, 1979 to October, 1981.
Course developed, organized and taught entitled, “Health Care II: Epidemiology”.
Residency In Primary Care Optometry:
August, 1978 to August, 1979.
Duties included direct patient care, as well as on-call emergency activity, instruction and supervision of
health care students in theoretical and clinical aspects of primary care.
American Optometric Association
Connecticut Association of Optometrists
Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
President, VOSH - Connecticut
Organized chapter of VOSH/International for the State of Connecticut in 2001.
Currently serving as President.
Clinic Director for eye clinic in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, 2001 – 2009 and upcoming 2010, supervising
over 100 staff and volunteer members performing eye examinations for over 25,000 local residents in the past ten years.
Previously served as staff doctor in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua eye clinic January, 1999 and 2000.
Currently licensed to practice optometry in Pennsylvania and Connecticut.
Certification in both diagnostic and therapeutic drugs in Connecticut.
PAPERS, RESEARCH PROJECTS
A review of the literature relation to Incidence and Prevalence of Selected Visual Condition.
By: R. Bennett, M. Blondin and J. Ruskiewicz
Journal of the American Optometric Association.
53 (8): 647-656, August, 1982.
Photo Clinic : Epidermal Inclusion Cyst of Upper Lid
Optometric Monthly, April, 1982, pg.212.
A review of the Literature Concerning the Epidemiology of Senile Macular Degeneration:
By: M. Blondin and P.R. Kenya
American Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics
58 (8): 643-647, 1981.