Our Story

Swagel Wootton Eye Institute was founded in 1962 by Dr. James Wootton, with Dr. Lorin Swagel later joining to form Swagel Wootton Eye Institute. For 60 years, Swagel Wootton Eye Institute has been caring for the vision health need of the East Valley.

As an ophthalmology practice rooted in surgical and medical services, we place the needs of our patients first, investing in industry-leading technology,  including advanced cataract lens implants, laser-assisted cataract surgery, Femtosecond and Wavelight® lasers, and Contoura® and Vario testing, to ensure patient safety, comfort, and high-quality results. Under the leadership of Medical Director Dr. Loan Ramsey, renowned refractive and cataract surgeon, the Swagel Wootton Eye Institute had increased its scope of service and streamlined the patient experience. 

Our dedicated team of eyecare experts can address a variety of eye health concerns ranging from cataracts and refractive errors to dry eye, glaucoma, and retinal issues. Swagel Wootton’s board-certified eye doctors are committed to delivering the highest-quality eyecare in the East Valley and have improved the lives of thousands of patients through customized vision correction procedures.

Swagel Wootton Eye Institute’s mission is to improve lives through better vision and outstanding patient experiences.

A Team of Experts.

The doctors at Swagel Wootton Eye Institute are among the most experienced in Arizona, having performed thousands of procedures for satisfied patients using the most advanced technology.

Career Opportunities

At Swagel Wootton Eye Institute, we are all about Excellence. Excellence is at the core of everything that we do. Patient care. Technology. Our team. Excellence in quality and affordable care. Our doctors. Our outcomes. Helping individuals improve their vision AND their quality of life is an incredibly rewarding experience – we are changing lives daily!

Everyone at Swagel Wootton Eye Institute is great, professional and caring.

- Dante M.

I was so happy with my experience. I am a fourth-generation patient and we always receive excellent eye care.

- Mary K.

I am extremely satisfied. Your organization cares and is extremely professional. I have already recommended you to others and will continue to do so.

- Darren M.