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 throughout Hampton Roads. Dr. Swatts has volunteered his time at Chesapeake Free Clinic and provided services to nursing homes throughout Virginia.
Dr. Swatts' services focuses primarily on the advanced treatment of ocular surface disease and facial wellness aesthetics using medical treatments, medications, medical aesthetic treatments, nutritional therapies as well as revolutionary FDA approved, natural treatments including Optilight IPL therapy.
Dr. Swatts is a speaker and Key Opinion Leader (KOL) for Lumenis Vision, Lumenis Aesthetics and Lumenis Laser, speaking nationally to educate other doctors and professionals on advanced treatments of Dry Eye Disease. Dr. Swatts also provides dry eye consulting services to doctors throughout the United States.
Dr. Swatts received the Inside Business 'Entrepreneurial Excellence Award' in 2011 and is regularly featured in numerous national publications relating to eyecare and Dry Eye Disease.
He is married to Dr. Leah Ramos and they reside in Chesapeake with their two daughters, bulldog and tortoise. Dr. Swatts stays active by biking, swimming, triathlon and Kai-Zen martial arts (a mixture of Brazilian Jiu-Jitzu and Okinowan karate).