Michael S. Matthews, OD
Dr. Michael S Matthews graduated from the School of Optometry at the University of California, Berkeley. Senior Optometrist at Oasis Optometry in San Francisco and Alameda Eyes Optometry in Alameda, Dr. Matthews sold both practices and retired to Mazatlan, Mexico.
Dr. Matthews has been a volunteer staff optometrist for the Hospital del La Familia in Guatemala since 1991. He retired as a Lt. Commander from the United States Coast Guard Reserve where he served primarily in Search & Rescue in the San Francisco Bay out of Yerba Buena Island. Dr. Matthews enjoys boating, fishing and dancing the Argentinean Tango with his wife Ivy.
Opting to come out of retirement, Dr. Matthews moved to San Diego and assumed ownership of Midway Optometry in Point Loma. Bringing his many years of experience to Midway Optometry, Dr. Matthews takes pride in his ability to bring you the best in eye care. Dr. Matthews is using the most modern and sophisticated instrumentation in Optometry. Whether you need to be fitted for contact lenses or simply want the latest in eyewear fashion, his un-rushed approach shows his dedication to precision and comfort of his patients.
Nargis Barkzai, OD
Dr. Nargis Barkzai graduated from Western University College of Optometry and specializes in dry eyes. She has worked in different optometric settings, including private practice, ophthalmology, and retail optometry. Her rigorous externship experience includes the VA at the Villages in Florida, all of the naval bases in San Diego, and Harpers Eye Institute, a prestigious glaucoma practice in CN, Ohio. Dr. Barkzai is passionate about helping underserved communities and is also fluent in Farsi. Her hobbies include playing basketball, volleyball, and hiking.
Shelby, our optometric technician, has been with us for three years. She grew up “next door” in Mesa, Arizona. She has been a Navy Spouse for the last 10 years. She and her husband have lived in Oklahoma City, San Diego, and Honolulu Hawaii. She is the proud parent of a 60 pound Fur Child Mika.
When she is not in our office, she is a part-time online student working towards finishing her Bachelor’s in Applied Business Management in the Fall of 2023. She also loves Disneyland and sneaks up to Anaheim as often as she can.
Shelby has worked in quite a few administrative positions specializing in documentation and customer service. She worked for nearly three years at a non-profit optometry clinic in Honolulu Hawaii. With that amazing opportunity, she was able to gain the skills and experience that lead her to her position here at Midway Optometry.
Mayra, our office manager, comes to Midway Optometry with 23 years of experience in the eye care industry. She got her start working in an ophthalmology office where they saw 100 patients per day.
In her own words, “The one thing I enjoy the most, is interaction with the patients. I’m all about providing patients with the best overall experience possible!”
Mayra has been married for 25 years, resides in Chula Vista, and has two children.
Whitnie worked at Midway Optometry as an optometric technician during her gap year and is now in her second year of optometry school at SCCO. She currently oversees social marketing at Midway Optometry and loves being able to show people what Midway Optometry is all about: great healthcare and patient education. When she's not studying, she spends her time hanging out with friends, playing board games, and watching anime.