Dr. Matthew Zealear, MD

Dr. Matthew Zealear, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Matthew Zealear, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Grass Valley, CA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

400 Sierra College Dr Ste B

Grass Valley, CA 95945

Contact Information

(530) 272-3428

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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more than 99% of peers
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more than 97% of peers
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more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Zealear's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Zealear "Dr. Zealear began caring for the medical and surgical eye care needs of his patients in Grass Valley in 1997 when he joined Sierra View Medical Eye INC. He is currently on staff of the Sierra Ambulatory Surgery Center, performing outpatient eye surgery. He is an active staff member of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, having served as Chief of Surgery. Dr. Matthew Zealear began his Ophthalmology practice in 1987, when he joined Dr. James Hagele and Dr. Keith Mercer of Sierra View Medical Eye INC. He has had the honor and great fortune to serve his patients in Grass Valley for the past twenty-three years. He has been married to his lovely wife for thirty-three years, raising three wonderful children. His interests outside of ophthalmology include piano, photography, skiing, kayaking and hiking."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zealear "Our physicians are dedicated to providing superior medical care in a compassionate manner.  Our goal is to provide our community with state of the art surgical care, in a safe comfortable and convenient setting."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

68  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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10  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Soft Contact Lenses

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Valley Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Valley Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zealear has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zealear's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zealear to family and friends
3 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Zealear's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

He was nice and professional but did not explain details of what to do with my eye damage or how bad it was and did show some impatience toward my fear of having my eye measured.
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