Priya Mathews, MD, MPH

Priya Mathews, MD, MPH

Dr. Mathews obtained dual degrees at the University of Maryland, with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology while graduating valedictorian of her class. She earned her medical degree at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she also completed a Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She completed her ophthalmology residency at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, and then pursued an additional year of training in Cornea, Refractive Surgery, and External Diseases at the renowned Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Dr. Mathews is praised by her patients and colleagues for her surgical skills, exemplary bedside manner, and expertise in the treatment of complex ophthalmic conditions. She has made significant contributions to the scientific literature and presented at many major national and international ophthalmic conferences throughout her career. Dr. Mathews is on the Medical Advisory Board for the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research Eye Bank, and a member of the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) Scientific Programs Committee.  She has been granted multiple academic accolades and has published over 25 peer-reviewed publications in top medical journals in topics ranging from cataract surgery, infectious and autoimmune corneal disease, novel corneal transplantation techniques, Dry Eye Disease and Global Health.

Dr. Mathews has a particular interest in addressing corneal blindness on a global level.  She received the ASCRS Young Eye Surgeon International Service Grant for her research projects aimed to increase the availability of corneal tissue in developing countries.  She has volunteered for numerous medical and surgical mission trips to places around the world, including Haiti, Guatemala, India, Philippines, and Bolivia. Dr. Mathews is passionate about her work in global ophthalmology and continues to work with cornea specialists around the world.

Dr. Mathews lives with her husband and daughter, and believes in living an active and healthy lifestyle. She is a certified Vinyasa and Hatha yoga instructor and enjoys running, hiking, and traveling in her spare time.

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Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
International Society of Refractive Surgery
Women in Ophthalmology
Global Sight Alliance
American Public Health Association


Brandon Eye Clinic
403 Vonderburg Dr Suite 101
Brandon, FL 33511

Tel: (813) 681-1122
Fax: (813) 684-4924
Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday: 8am – 12pm
Riverview Eye Clinic
13106 Vail Ridge Dr
Riverview, FL 33579

Tel: (813) 392-3311
Fax: (813) 392-3301
Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm
South Tampa Clinic
3115 West Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL 33609-4617

Tel: (813) 492-2020
Fax: (813) 492-2099
Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm

I Thought I was blind had a cloud over my eyes could not even drive at 65 years old. Went to Florida eye Specialists & Cataract Specialist Where I was to see Dr. Priya Mathews. She told me I needed Cataract Surgery in both eyes. Was I ever scared. Dr. Mathews assured me she could take care of my eye surgery. Everyone that worked at Florida eye treated me great. Both surgeries were a success and had no pain in either Surgery. Taking the eye drops after surgery was easy, far more than I thought. Would highly Recommend Dr. Priya M. Mathews as she made me feel like I was in good hands

Robert W.

Dr P. Mathews is the absolute best!! I was going to another doctor for many years and nothing got done. On my 4th visit with Dr. Mathews I was having the eye surgery I had been needing for so long. In addition, she took me off most of the eye drops I had been prescribed by the other doctor. I highly recommend her!!!! If I could give her more stars I would.

Debra G.

I’m so glad I found the Florida Eye Specialists and Dr Priya Mathews. She’s taking good care of me and my cornea ulcer. Dr Mathews and the rest of the staff are fantastic! I highly recommend her to anyone experiencing eye issues.

Sky B.