Dr. John Swan II, MD

Dr. John Swan II, MD

Anterior Segment Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
58 y/o

Accepting new patients

John L. Swan, MD graduated cum laude in molecular biology from Vanderbilt University and received his Medical Degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1985. He completed his internship at the Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham, and his residency in ophthalmology at the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans. In addition, he completed a fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Schools Affiliated Hospitals in Dallas. Board-certified in ophthalmology, he served on the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center before joining Montgomery Eye Physicians in 1991. Dr. Swan has over 25 years of cornea, cataract and refractive surgery experience, including DSAEK, corneal transplantation, no-stitch cataract surgery, radial and astigmatic keratotomy, ASA, refractive lensectomy, and LASIK using iLASIK CustomVue technology. As one of the most experienced laser surgeons in the country, Dr. Swan has performed refractive surgery on members of his own family, office staff and physician colleagues, and twice has been named one of the Top 100 LASIK Surgeons in the U.S. among a network of over 1,000 physicians. Originally from Mobile, Dr. Swan and his wife Pamela have a son and daughter in college. He enjoys sailing and golf.

Montgomery Eye Physicians

2752 Zelda Rd

Montgomery, AL 36106
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Swan II's Experience

Dr. Swan II's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

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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.


  • Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • University of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Transitional Internship - Medicine & Surgery - Carraway Methodist Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Ophthalmology - Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Cornea and External Disease - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Schools Affiliated Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Swan II has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Swan II's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Swan II to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (16 with comments)
Dr. Swan II's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (16)
in Montgomery, AL |
We love Dr Swan. He is kind and most important he knows what he is doing and of course that is the most important thing you seek in a doctor. He is actually my husband's doctor. His name is Robert Forshey.
Montgomery, AL |
Very pleasant experience, start to finish. All staff were extremely professional and friendly.
in Montgomery, AL |
Great experience with Dr. Swan and his entire team in connection with my Lasik procedure! Extremely efficient and has a great demeanor and very professional. Would highly recommend Dr. Swan and MEP in connection with any eye related physician needs and will use them again as necessary
in Montgomery, AL |
My appointment was ay 2pm. I had to wait until 4:40 before I was able to see Dr. Swann. Nobody should ever have to wait 2 1/2 hours to see their doctor. Also, Dr. Swann asked the nurse to find my record of having lasik surgery over 20 years ago. This is just a reminder that he needs that record for my appointment on May 23d. I wasn't advised that this surgery may result in reduced distance vision because I had lasik surgery in the past. I would have postponed cataract surgery. John Hall
Wetumpka, AL |
The staff was awesome and very friendly. They took time to answer any questions I had. Dr. Swan did a great job explaining everything and made me as comfortable as he could for my procedure. During the surgery, Dr. Swan and the nurses talk you through everything they are doing and what you will be seeing and or feeling.
in Montgomery, AL |
Dr. Swan and his staff did an excellent job preparing me and walking me through the procedure. I can't say enough great things about them and the experience I had with lasik surgery.
in Valley, AL |
Very professional! Explained every detail and him and his staff are excellent!! Would recommend Dr. Swan and Dr. McFadden and the Staff at Montgomery Eye Physicians to everyone!
Montgomery, AL |
The surgery was easy and the experience was really great. The staff was friendly and helpful and made you feel safe.
Montgomery, AL |
I had the best LASIK surgery experience at Montgomery Eye Physicians with Dr. Swan and his staff. The staff was patient in answering all my many questions and there was absolutely no pressure from them to get the surgery. They were so kind and caring throughout the entire process and were with me through every step of the way. Dr. Swan and his team made every effort to make sure I was comfortable and relaxed. I couldn't ask for a better experience.
in Clanton, AL |
I would Highly recommend Dr. Swan II to anyone with major eye disorders. I have or had Salzmann's Nodular Corneal Degeneration. Dr. Swan performed surgery on both eyes, March 7, and May 2, 2016. The left eye is GREAT and the right eye is almost Great. The surgery was traumatic, but I would certainly use Dr. Swan if I needed the surgery again at a later date.
in Montgomery, AL |
Very thorough. Lots of experience. Very satisfied. Staff is top-notch.
in Montgomery, AL |
Definitely took the time to explain all parts of the procedure and did not rush me out of any of my appointments with him.
in Montgomery, AL |
Would recommend because of results. Also appreciated his willingness to answer questions, something not all docs will do.
in AL |
Dr. Swan and his entire staff are top notch. I am so pleased with the outcome of my Lasik surgery. I just wish I would have done it sooner.
in Troy, AL |
In past, have really appreciated Dr. Swan. But just received notice time to schedule husband's yearly exam. Called to make appointment, but next available was almost a year in the future. Something not right there. My husband is diabetic and needs YEARLY exams. If no cancellations occur so he can get in earlier, I may find another doctor for him. Very discouraging!
in McKenzie AL |
Dr Swan is a great doctor. The good Lord guided him through my surgery
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    Cigna PPO
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    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
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  • UnitedHealthCare
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    Options PPO
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