Medical School – Southern California College of Optometry, Fullerton, California
Undergraduate – University of California at Riverside
Dr. Matthew Chiapa was born and raised in the city of Bakersfield, California. He received his bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of California at Riverside
After college he immediately attended the Southern California College of Optometry where he earned his degree in Optometry. He was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society all four years of his attendance and was the recipient of the Dr. Reynaldo J. Carreon, Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship. He developed an interest in the management of ocular disease as he attended clinical rotations at the Spark M. Matsunaga Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Hawaii, the David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in California, and finally at the Wellish Vision Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada. When Dr. Chiapa received his degree, he decided to begin his optometry career here in Las Vegas and what better place to start than the Wellish Vision Institute.
In his spare time, Dr. Chiapa enjoys exploring the city, golfing, attending jazz/classical music concerts, and playing the trumpet.