Dr. Matthew DeGroot grew up in a very small town in southeastern South Dakota. He graduated from the University of South Dakota with a bachelor’s in Biology and minor in Chemistry in 1999. Dr. DeGroot received a Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2003.
After graduation, Dr. DeGroot practiced at a private optometric office for three years serving as an adjunct clinical preceptor in primary care and contact lenses for the Illinois College of Optometry. In 2006 he then moved on and spent three years with Lasik Plus seeing approximately 30,000 pre and post-operative LASIK and PRK patients.
Dr. DeGroot started Envision Eye Care within the Bedford Park Costco in November of 2008, then added the Lincoln Park Costco August of 2009. In the Summer of 2012, Dr. DeGroot added the South Loop Costco and no longer practices out of the Bedford Park office.
Dr. DeGroot has enjoyed volunteering for the American Red Cross as a first aid and CPR instructor. He has also had the privilege to be an attending optometrist at a nursing facility.
Dr. Matthew DeGroot lives with his beautiful wife and four adorable young children. He enjoys many activities including basketball, hiking, biking, camping, fishing, and swimming.
Please call Envision Eye Care today to schedule your next comprehensive eye examination.