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.

Thumbs up and stars

“The staff at the desk were very friendly. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Sehy and Dr. Woods. They were both helpful to us during our appointment today. Dr. Sehy was very professional and answered all of our questions. We were there for an appointment to try contacts. Both Dr. Sehy and Dr. Woods went above and beyond in helping our family members learn how to insert and remove contact lenses. They were very patient, encouraging, and helpful - they tried multiple ways of instruction and invested a lot of time in our family member so that he would experience success. Excellent eye doctors!”