Matthew has been involved with the practice throughout his life, as his father David Austen joined Ralph Ingram and Tony Phillips as joint practice proprietor in 1972. Matthew earned his degree from Aston University in 1996 and joined the practice after qualifying the following year.
He is a member of the College of Optometry, PEARS accredited and part of the Leicestershire Cataract Service Scheme. He has a special interest in dyslexia and has over 20 years’ experience in colourimetry. Presently in addition to seeing patients he manages the practice, having done this since 2012 when David retired.