Dr. Swale is committed to the highest standards of quality care, service, and outcomes for his patients and referring doctors. He wants his patients to see their best in the safest possible way, achieving independence from glasses and contact lenses whenever possible and desired.

He practices comprehensive ophthalmology with an emphasis on refractive cataract surgery, laser vision correction, lens-based refractive surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.  He has performed over twenty-thousand eye surgeries throughout his career.

A native of suburban Chicago, Dr. Swale received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Chemistry from Taylor University, where he graduated magna cum laude.  He received his medical degree from Chicago Medical School. sAfter completing a surgical internship at Naval Hospital San Diego, and additional training at The Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, Dr. Swale served as flight surgeon and general medical officer at Naval Air Station Alameda in California. He then completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Missouri in Kansas City.  

Dr. Swale joined Fisher Swale Nicholson Eye Center in 1991. Additionally, he was the LASIK surgeon for the LASIK Vision Institute in Chicago from 2004 until 2007.

In 2008 he founded Solutions in Sight Laser and Surgery Suite where he performs in office surgery. Solutions in Sight has earned accreditation from AAAHC, which insures that our policies, procedures and practices adhere to the highest standards of quality health care. In 2014 he became the only surgeon in the area offering laser-assisted cataract surgery to his patients. In 2016 he began offering dropless cataract surgery, improving the patient experience.

Dr. Swale is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, and Head and Neck Surgery both at St. Mary’s Hospital and Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Illinois. He has also been involved with medical missions, donating his time and expertise in Guatemala and India.

In his spare time, Dr. Swale enjoys spending time with his family, including 7 grandchildren, and cheering on the Chicago Cubs.  

To work with Dr. Swale, please contact our office at (815) 932-2020 for an appointment.