Matthew S. Langford, OD

Dr. Matthew S. Langford received his Bachelors of Science in Molecular and Cellular Developmental Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He then went on to receive his Doctorate in Optometric Medicine from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL. He completed his internships at the Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago, the Gordon Weiss Vision Institute in La Jolla, and the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, CA. He is Board Certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease with therapeutic pharmaceutical agents (TPA), primary open angle glaucoma, and lacrimal irrigation and dilation.

Dr. Langford practices full-scope optometric medicine and emphasizes early detection of ocular disease such as cataracts, diabetes, glaucoma, dry eye syndrome and macular degeneration. He also co-manages refractive surgery (e.g. Lasik) and fits all types of contact lenses including specialty contact lenses for Keratoconus, Pellucid Marginal Degeneration, post-surgical corneas and other corneal diseases.

Dr. Langford is also certified for corneal refractive therapy (CRT), a non-surgical approach to vision correction comparable to LASIK.

He is also a first degree black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do, enjoys playing the guitar and running with his Labradoodle name Leo.

Vision Service Plan (VSP) Provider

Medicare Provider


  • American Optometric Association

  • National Optometric Association

  • San Diego County Optometric Association

  • Contact Lens Society, Illinois College of Optometry

  • Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity

  • Gap Permeable Lens Institute

  • Paragon CRT Certified

  • Synergeyes Hybrid Contact lens Certified

  • Bausch and Lomb Vision reshaping Certified

  • CPR Certified

Honors: Academic and Clinical Dean’s List Illinois College of Optometry

Honorary Diploma of Recognition from the Faculty of Medicine at the National University of St. Augustine, Arequipa Peru.

Professional Experience: Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Hospital Optometry

Optometric Vision Development Center in La Jolla, CA
Cornea/Contact Lens Center of Excellence, Illinois Eye Institute
Advanced Care Center, Illinois Eye Institute
Gordon & Weiss Vision Institute in La Jolla, CA
Primary Vision Care, Illinois Eye Institute
Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity Mission, National University of St. Augustin, Arequipa, Peru
Volunteer “Member of the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus Foundation”, Chicago, IL