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Dr. Michael Swatts, OD is an optometry provider who practices in Chesapeake, VA. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 17 years.Read his story
This content was provided by Dr. Swatts "Dr. Shane Swatts grew up in Princeton, WV and studied Pharmacology and Toxicology at West Virginia University prior to receiving his doctorate degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. He is an active member of the American Optometric Association, the Virginia Optometric Association, the Tidewater Optometric Society, The Orthokeratology Academy of America and the Ocular Nutrition Society. Following graduation from Optometry school, Dr. Swatts worked at the renowned Vision and Conceptual Development Center in Washington, DC. There he concentrated on Sports Vision Training, working with both the National Football league (NFL) as well as traveling overseas to perform intense vision and perceptual testing on professional athletes in England. Dr. Swatts joined Eastern Virginia Eye Associates in 2007 after working at ophthalmology practices and surgery centers in Hampton Roads. Dr. Swatts has volunteered his time at Chesapeake Free Clinic and provided services to nursing homes throughout Virginia. Dr. Swatts' services include Advanced Dry Eye Treatments, Glaucoma Diagnosis and Treatment, evaluations for Diabetes related eye disease, Cataract Pre- and Post-Operative Care, Macular Degeneration genetic testing and evaluation for many other eye diseases. He has a special interest in anterior segment disease and Ocular Manifestations of Autoimmune Disease (Sjogren's Syndrome, Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitits, etc.) and lectures about his topic locally. He is also an advocate of nutritional therapies and is an active member of the Ocular Nutrition Society. Dr. Swatts is certified in and has been performing Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT), a non-surgical and clinically proven method of correcting myopia (nearsightedness), since 2002. With significant advances in lens technology and diagnostic technology, Dr. Swatts\' practice is now focused heavily in this area in an effort to address the myopic epidemic in children and adolescents. Dr. Swatts received the Inside Business "Entrepreneurial Excellence Award" in 2011 and has been featured in numerous publications relating to eyecare. He is a parishioner at St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church and a member of the Great Bridge Rotary Club. He is married to Dr. Leah Ramos and they reside in Chesapeake with their two daughters. Dr. Swatts stays active by biking, swimming, yoga, triathlon and his recent obsession - Stand Up Paddle Boarding."
This content was provided by Dr. Swatts "Eastern Virginia Eye Associates is the premier eye care clinic in Chesapeake providing complete eye care services and specialty services for the surrounding communities.
Our philosophy is quite simple - to exceed the expectations of our patients on a daily basis. Our service oriented approach is fueled by our desire to build lasting relationships with our patients. Our goal is for you to not only have a great experience - but to have a memorable experience. This is achieved by regular and rigorous staff service training, highly skilled and passionate doctors, quality products and updated technology that is at the forefront of our profession.
Drs. Swatts, Ramos, Knapp and Kness works hard to stay current on the latest advances in eye health and vision care and regularly attends continuing education seminars, advanced training courses and maintenance of competency. It is because of our doctors' and staffs' dedication to continuing education that our Chesapeake patients receive the most modern and progressive vision care available."
Contact Lens Technology
Cornea & Contact Management
Dr. Swatts does not have any board certifications listed.
Acquired Brain Injuries
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Cataract Surgery Complications
Coloboma of Lens
Coloboma of Optic Nerve
Congenital Sensory Neuropathy With Neurotrophic Keratitis