Dr. Mark Mathews
Dr. Mark W. Mathews III, Optometric Physician, attended North Georgia College and the University of Georgia in the years 1968-1971. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee in 1975. He is a Board Certified Optometric Physician who has been in private practice in Port Richey since 1981.
Dr. Mathews was on staff at St. Luke's Cataract and Laser Institute in Tarpon Springs, Florida from 1977-1981. He holds licenses to practice in Georgia and Florida. He has lectured to fellow optometrists at the Southeastern Optometric Congress in Atlanta, Georgia and several times while on staff at St. Luke's Cataract and Laser Institute for continuing education hours.
Dr. Mathews loves playing the French horn in multiple venues, including Elfers First Baptist Church, where he and his wife, Harriet, are members. He is a member and vice-president of the Richey Community Orchestra and past president of the Hernando Symphony Orchestra.
He has been a member of the New Port Richey Rotary Club since 1982. His professional affiliations include the American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association, and Central Suncoast Optometric Physicians.
Dr. Vijay Shenai
Dr. Vijay Shenai, Board Certified Optometric Physician, is a local Pasco county resident from age 5. He attended Pasco Hernando Community College (now State College) and earned his Associates in Arts and later moved to Fort Lauderdale to attend Nova Southeastern University to received his Bachelors in Science. He continued with NSU College of Optometry to receive his Bachelors in Vision Science and Doctorate in Optometry. Dr. Shenai is a member and past vice-president of NSU's chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists. He has recently moved back to his home town along with his wife, Theresa, and daughter, Lily, and son, Elijah to be closer to family and work along side his childhood eye doctor, Dr. Mathews.
He has been a member of the New Port Richey Rotary Club since 2017. Dr. Shenai loves playing the violin, fishing, camping and practicing martial arts. His professional affiliations also include the American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association, Central Suncoast Optometric Physicians, and InfantSEE.
Dr. Gordon Thomas - RETIRED Summer 2013
Dr. Thomas has recently retired from our office after practicing optometry since graduating from the New England College of Optometry in 1977. Dr. Vijay Shenai will now be taking his place full time. Dr. Mathews will continue to own and run the practice as he has done for many years in this location. You will have the choice to see either Dr. Mathews or Dr. Shenai as you may prefer. Our front desk can assist you in making that choice depending on your particular eye needs. We thank you for the trust that you have given Dr. Thomas to care for your eye needs for the 12 years that he has worked at our office. We are sure that you will find the care with Dr. Shenai to be at the same high level of quality as you received from him. He plans on using his retirement years to travel extensively, to do mission trips as his health will allow, and to spend more time with family.
*Photographs are courtesy of Holly Mindrup of Holly Noelle Photography.