Matthew W. Gentile, O.D.
Dr. Gentile is a primary-care optometrist providing adult and pediatric vision care, primary medical eye care, specialized contact lens fitting and laser vision co-management. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY and received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1984 from the State University of New York State College of Optometry in New York City. His internship in primary care optometry was served at The Optometric Center of New York, St. Albans VA Medical Center and The Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Gentile has served on staff at The Eye Care Institute in Carlsbad, CA, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group in San Diego, CA and maintains optometry practices in Oceanside and La Jolla, CA. He is a member of the San Diego County Optometric Society, California Optometric Association and American Optometric Association.
In his spare time, Dr. Gentile enjoys golf, snow skiing, and playing guitar.
Steven Tayman, O.D.
Welcome to my web page. I am happy to tell you about my practice as a family optometrist. I feel very fortunate to work with Dr. Matthew Gentile and the patients at La Jolla EyeCare, and look forward to working with you.
I was born in New York and grew up in Hollywood Florida near the ocean. As a teenager I learned to surf and fish and traveled to California where I discovered Wind and Sea beach in La Jolla. I knew San Diego would be my home. After graduating with honors from Southern California College of Optometry at Fullerton in 1972, I returned to San Diego to begin my professional career.
About My Practice
I specialize in excellent patient care and my recommendations are based on carefully listening to your needs and understanding your lifestyle. After a thorough exam, I often prescribe special glasses for ease at the computer or 1-Day disposable contacts for children or the sports-minded individual. I also enjoy fitting contact lenses and co-managing LASIK patients. The instrumentation at the practice is excellent and features a digital retinal camera to image the macula and optic nerve in amazing detail.
How I Thrive
Outside of work, my family is my highest priority. I enjoy hiking and bike riding with my wife. I am a committed surfer and seldom miss a swell to our beaches. Every summer my two adult children and I go on a surfing safari to a distant shore. Fishing is my other passion and you might see me at the La Jolla kelp beds fishing for bass six miles out fishing the deep spots.
I look forward to seeing you at the practice!