Matthew Alpert, OD

Matthew Alpert, OD

I'm a third-generation optometrist and own two practices in the Los Angeles area. I currently serve as the VSP Global Chairman of Optometric Innovation. 

The views expressed in my AsEyeSeeIt posts are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of VSP Global or other members of the VSP Global board of directors.


Restoring Vision Benefits for Those Who Need It

Co-authored by Matthew Alpert, OD, and Sage Hider, OD, President of the California Optometric Association. Coverage for eyeglasses and low vision aids for adults was cut in California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal, in 2009. The California ...

Optometry, Technology and Patient Health

As Chairman of Optometric Innovation for VSP Global, I feel we are in the midst of truly exciting times for our industry. A decade ago there wouldn’t have been a need for this kind of role. But over the past few years, having a dedicated focus on ...

A Focus on Patient Access Positively Impacts All of Us

As a third-generation optometrist and owner of two practices in California, I was pleased today when Covered California announced it selected VSP Vision Care to offer access to vision care coverage for adults, a decision that will help reduce the gap in access to eye care in my state.

Reflecting on What's Truly Important

I (far left), along with representatives from VSP, pose with Vula Mazibuko Primary School learners in Soweto, South Africa, who received no-cost eye exams and new Nike glasses.

We See Progress and Possibility

Matthew Alpert, OD, with school children from the Soweto communityPhumla, a 16-year-old student who aspires to be a doctor, struggled to learn and feared crossing the street due to vision issues. Keamogetswe, an 11-year-old who loves school, saw his ...

The 3 C’s for Attracting and Retaining Millennials

There’s a lot of industry talk lately about changes in how consumers view eye care. That’s not just due to technology. It’s also due to a new generation of consumers that already represents a third of the U.S. population—the millennials, who ...

Blue Light Discussions Improve Patient Care and Revenue

Visit for resources that you can share with your patients, including an engaging infographic.Isn’t it amazing how much the patient conversation has changed over the past 15 years? It used to be that I would ask a patient ...

We See Brings Access to Eye Health in Soweto

In 2012, I was part of a team that traveled to Soweto, South Africa—hometown of Nelson Mandela—to provide free eye exams and eyewear to nearly 200 staff members and students from a local school at the Nike Football Training Centre.Just 230 ...

5 Reasons To Be A Glass Preferred Provider

By now, you've probably seen the news: Google has announced that Glass prescription frames are available. Glass Explorers can now purchase Glass with frames from Google and have them fitted with prescription lenses.VSP Vision Care is working closely ...