Matt Sin Valdes, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Dr. Matt Valdes earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Texas A&M University, College Station, in 2007. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2011 from the University of Houston, College of Optometry and completed a residency in low vision rehabilitation at the same institution, the following year.
He joined the University of Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry, faculty in 2012. During this time he has been actively involved in the development of various didactic courses such as; geometric optics, ophthalmic optics, low vision rehabilitation, and interprofessional education and collaborative practice. He is also a clinical preceptor for third and fourth year interns.
Matt has received his fellowship within the American Academy of Optometry (2013), and has been invited to present papers and posters regarding low vision and interprofessional education at AAO and UIW Research Day. Additionally, he has received funding from that American Optometric Foundation to develop an application for iOS to supplement learning within the low vision course as well as provide a resource for low vision practitioners.
Matt serves on the Texas Optometric Association (TOA) Board of Trustees and chairs the Pre-optometry Professional Society and Communications committees. He also represents Texas as a delegate at the annual American Optometric Association meetings. He was recently awarded the 2014 President’s Award from the TOA for outstanding service to the organization.