Dr. Matthew Blondin, OD

Dr. Matthew Blondin, OD

Optometry  |  

Accepting new patients

Dr. Matthew Blondin has been serving the eye care needs of the Torrington area community since 1979. He is a 1975 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1978. He is both DPA and TPA certified, and currently offers a complete range of eye care services including blood pressure screening and glaucoma testing. Dr. Blondin is Chairman of the CT State Board of Optometric Examiners, a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

Blondin Shea Eye Care

379 Prospect St

Torrington, CT 06790
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Spectera
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes the Blondin Shea Eye Care staff the eye and vision care providers of choice in the Torrington area. Our Torrington optometrist offers the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre- and post-operative care.
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  • Optometry
  • Contact Lens Fitting
  • Cornea & Contact Management

Board Certifications

  • Optometry
    Accredited by: American Board of Optometry

Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Inflammation
  • Farsightedness
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Watering Eyes


  • Allergy Drops
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Patch
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eyeglasses
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Pre-Operative Care
  • Retinal Testing
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Vision Screening

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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 Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Veteran S Administration Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Veterans Admin Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Primary Care Optometry
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Blondin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Optometry, Fellow
  • American Optometric Association, Member
  • Connecticut Association of Optometrists, Member
  • Connecticut Association of Optometrists 2002 to 2005, Board Member
  • VOSH - Connecticut, President

Dr. Blondin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blondin to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Blondin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Framingham, MA |
Dr. Blondin's is the best eyecare provider I have ever used. Very friendly staff who are always helpful. You are given full knowledgeable attention. No matter what insurance company you have, your are ALWAYS given curteous attention. The office is very child friendly. The office is very inviting and comfortable. I give this office the highest rating possible!
in torrington, CT |
he was kind very polite very thorough with explaining everything throughout exam
in Colebrook, CT |
Always a pleasure to have Dr Blondin and his complete staff help myself and my daughter.
in Bronx, NY |
in Winsted ct |
Excellent doctor so paint and gets everything done fast
in Torrington Connecticut |
Both dr Blondin and DR Shea are knowledgeable , good bedside manners and personable the office personnel are pretty good too but this year I don't see as much choice for glasses as I have in past years .
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Now Accepting New Patients
This provider offers the following appointment availability:
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Dr. Blondin accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Spectera
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Blondin has admitting privileges

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
540 Litchfield St
Torrington, CT 06790
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Connecticut Children's Medical Center
282 Washington St
Hartford, CT 06106
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Yale - New Haven Hospital
20 York St
New Haven, CT 06510
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