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John D. Matthews
Cone Health Medical Group

John D. Matthews, MD

Specialties and/or Subspecialties

  • Ophthalmology
Patient Rating
4.7/5 (Based on 472 Reviews)
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John Matthews, M.D. is an experienced eye surgeon specializing in conditions affecting the retina and vitreous humor, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, and macular holes. 

Dr. John Matthews’ expertise as a vitreoretinal surgeon led him to open the Triad Retina and Diabetic Eye Center in Greensboro, NC in 2012. He and his wife, Carol, have three children and live in Greensboro.



Medical School

Medical Univ. of South Carolina


Medical College of Virginia, Ophthalmology


Harvard Medical School, Vitreoretinal surgery and ophthalmic research


Roanoke Memorial Hospital

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The Schepens' International Retina Society
  • The International College of Surgeons
  • The North Carolina Medical Society
  • The Greater Greensboro Society of Medicine
  • The Vitreous Society  

Honors, Awards, etc.

Selected for the U.S. News - Top Doctors 2012, a listing that identifies the nation’s best doctors.

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology


Provider Review Comments

November 21, 2021
Very good
November 19, 2021
Excellent experience
November 16, 2021
Very good
November 12, 2021
November 04, 2021
EXCELLENT - VERY IMPRESSED with the all those with whom I interacted. The doctor was especially great & his assistant.
November 04, 2021
Very good experience.
October 31, 2021
Only because Dr Matthews was very nice, professional!
October 30, 2021
Both staff and Dr. Matthews are without fault. The visit couldn't be better.
October 14, 2021
I have always recommended Dr Matthews and his staff to everyone.
October 14, 2021
Excellent communicator, most thorough and clear. Thank you.
October 13, 2021
Dr Mathews is very thorough. He explains everything. I trust him fully.
October 11, 2021
All good.
October 07, 2021
John matthews is excellent in every way, plus he treats u like a family member with outstanding interpersonal skills.
October 06, 2021
Great listener. Felt comfortable talking freely about my concerns. Never felt rushed.
October 05, 2021
Will always recommend Dr Mathews to anyone that needs a retina doctor.
September 30, 2021
September 23, 2021
I had a question for Dr. Matthews and he answered my concerns and I was satisfied with the discussion.
September 23, 2021
Always professional
September 22, 2021
Best practice anywhere
September 20, 2021
Dr. Matthew always shows any pictures and explains what you are looking at. He explain as what you want to do and if is somethings what needs to be done if anything and always gives advice on condition if it is something that needs attention now or can wait. He talks with you to make sure you understand . Great doctor and help
September 15, 2021
I was very pleased with every aspect of my visit
September 06, 2021
Dr. Matthews was exceptional!
August 29, 2021
Seeing Dr. Matthews since 2014. One issue I will make him crack a smile and laugh!!! Lol
August 15, 2021
August 11, 2021
Extremely professional.
July 31, 2021
Very informative
July 30, 2021
Excellent experience
July 29, 2021
July 23, 2021
Dr Matthews makes you feel very comfortable
July 20, 2021
*Dr. Matthews is great. I love him.
July 18, 2021
Dr Matthews is always attentive and explains things clearly. He gives you your options and helps you understand what to expect from the option you choose. He is very thorough.
July 18, 2021
Very professional
July 16, 2021
July 02, 2021
July 01, 2021
needs a better bedside manner
June 30, 2021
great experience
June 29, 2021
all good.
June 25, 2021
very open and informative
June 25, 2021
June 24, 2021
No problems
June 24, 2021
The practice operates smoothly and efficiently. I have the highest confidence in the doctor and his staff.
June 23, 2021
Dr. Matthews was superb! Expert in his field I would say.
June 21, 2021
Follow up appt
June 18, 2021
he is very sarcastic
June 17, 2021
Excellent results so far.
June 13, 2021
Dr. Matthews is the best. I trust him completely.
May 19, 2021
I have been with them for years. Love them all & *Dr. Matthews. See me once a year.
May 19, 2021
Everything very good.
May 17, 2021
seemed a little long but very professional. I felt very comfortable
May 04, 2021
Very likely
May 04, 2021
He gave me a detailed explanation in a way I could understand
April 25, 2021
April 23, 2021
Dr. Matthews is THE BEST Doctor ! He is so friendly and provides exactly what to expect at each stage of any procedure. He and all his staff are so polite and all are so willing to answer all questions. Very professional group of people. I have been seeing Dr Matthews for a few years and brought my Mother to him for 20+ years. He is simply a jewel. You have the best ! Dr. Matthews loves his job and loves helping his patients have a better life.
April 19, 2021
A standard of excellence
April 16, 2021
Dr. Matthews is a specialist, treating just a few specific conditions, as I understand. I would probably not be in a position to recommend him. If I knew someone with the same condition I have, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
April 10, 2021
they are the best.
March 31, 2021
March 27, 2021
good experience
March 26, 2021
doctor Mathews and staff are absolutely first class in every service they provide.
March 25, 2021
I recommend Dr. Matthews all the time
March 25, 2021
Will be very happy to recommend a new patient to this Doctor or any other MD in that practice.
March 24, 2021
I really like Dr Matthews
March 22, 2021
Excellent care.
March 22, 2021
please refer to last comment
March 20, 2021
Dr Matthews is an absolute professional. He was knowledgeable of my condition as he always has been. Wherever Dr Matthews goes I will go. He is among the best.
March 19, 2021
Trust and honesty very important
March 18, 2021
dr matthews is great
March 15, 2021
Really like Dr. Matthews and would highly recommend him from a medical perspective. But that recommendation would be tainted by reservations about the administration of care once you're in the office. This needs work.
March 15, 2021
very good
March 12, 2021
an outstanding physician with an extraordinary bedside demeanor
March 10, 2021
Loved it
March 08, 2021
I wish Dr. Matthews would say a little more about condition and progress. He is very knowledgeable and kind.
March 07, 2021
Overall, the experience was very positive. I would highly recommend Dr. Matthews
March 01, 2021
Dr. Matthews was very supportive and informative. Because he took so much time to help me understand my condition, I left his office feeling far less distressed. I now feel as though my decision-making process will be far more careful, and I know I can take my time.
March 01, 2021
Dr. Matthews is eager and active while dealing with me or moving from office to office.
March 01, 2021
always had good responses to questions or concerns
February 27, 2021
February 24, 2021
February 19, 2021
Dr. Matthews is always through and does his homework before to get updated on my eye health status.
February 18, 2021
Outstanding doctor & staff!!
February 17, 2021
February 14, 2021
thorough and candid with explanation of treatment
February 14, 2021
February 10, 2021
February 04, 2021
Very personable. Tried to answer my wait in the car situation very kindly
February 01, 2021
I already have told my friends what a nice person Dr Matthews is .. he is a hard working man who doesn't waste any time in between patients.
January 28, 2021
always a great experience with this Doctor's office and staff!!! Very caring people!
January 22, 2021
the biggest problems I have are with your billing department. very poor experience.
January 20, 2021
Communication was clear and satisfying.
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