Matjaž studied Optometry in Munich in 2001 – 2003. In 2008, he completed the Master-programme in Aalen / Germany. In 2010 – 2015 he did an interdisciplinary PhD at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana, at the Experimental Psychology programme in the subject Visual Stress and Cognition.
Matjaž is author of several innovations in the optical field. From 2008 to 2020, he was regular lecturer at University of Velika Gorica at the Optometry programme; from 2019, he is lecturer at Aalen University, at the Master programme. His major work is clinical practice at »Optika Mesec« in Bled, Slovenia. His interest fields are prescription of special contact lenses, binocular vision correction and the problems of visual near point - stress and myopia growth. From 2006 till 2023, he was the president of Optical Association of Slovenia. He is founding member of European Academy of Optometry and Optics. He is regular visitor of professional and scientific conferences in Europe and in the USA. In the years 2004 – 2022 he held over 100 Presentations and workshops at national and international level and has published several papers. He took part at several clinical and research projects, including one funded by Eureka programme.
He is former professional windsurfer and is passionate kitesurfer. Matjaž has a family; his wife Vida is a singer and an optician; they have four sons.