Mark SwanProfessor

Dr. Swan is a Professor at the Michigan College of Optometry, located at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich., where he teaches courses on pediatric, developmental, and binocular vision (including strabismus and amblyopia). He sees patients with student doctors in the Pediatrics and Binocular Vision Service at the University Eye Center (UEC) Big Rapids Campus. He is the Director of Grand Rapids Clinical Services and serves as Chief of the Optometry Service at Mercy Health – Saint Mary's Campus in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Dr. Swan has served the profession of optometry at the national level having been appointed to several volunteer and leadership positions in the American Optometric Association including the Aviation Vision Committee, Health Information Technology and Telemedicine Project Team, Faculty Relations Committee, InfantSEE state coordinator and the Research and Information Executive Committee. He has also served on the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education and with the Association of Schools and College of Optometry; Binocular Vision and Informatics special interest groups and the Association of Contact Lens Educators.

Within the State he has been active in the leadership structure of the Michigan Optometric Association having served on several committees, Children's Vision Care, Environmental Vision, Legislative, Medicaid and Industry Relations. He was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for seven years and was elected as President of the Michigan Optometric Association and the West Michigan Optometric Association. He also serves as a vision consultant for the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, and the Department of Community Health Vision Screening Program. He is a member of the physicians Advisory Committee for the Kent County Community Health Department and the Michigan Department of Community Health. Dr. Swan was recognized by the Grand Rapids Lions Club as Visionary of the Year, 2008 and by the Michigan Optometric Association as Optometrist of the Year, 2009 and by Ferris State University as Distinguished Alumnus in 2010, and Health Care Champion for the American diabetes Association of Greater Michigan for 2016.

He has lectured both nationally and internationally and has participated in several international vision care missions and serves as an editorial reviewer for the Journal of Optometric Education, Review of Optometry and the Michigan Optometrist.

Dr. Swan earned his doctorate degree in optometry at the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University. He also earned a master's degree in reading disabilities at the University of California at Berkeley School of Education. Additionally, Dr. Swan is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO).

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