Russell Swan, MD

Bozeman, MT
Billings, MT

Dr. Swan is a board-certified ophthalmologist who leads our Montana locations. He is well-known for his enthusiasm and optimism, especially when educating and caring for patients. Read More


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Meet Dr. Swan

Dr. Swan was introduced to our team in 2016 when he completed a fellowship in advanced anterior segment surgery at Vance Thompson Vision in Sioux Falls. At the conclusion of his fellowship, he accepted leadership of our team in Bozeman and went on to lead a second in Billings, MT.

Interests & Added Expertise

Dr. Swan is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Utah Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. He serves on a variety of boards including Central American Eye Clinics, Young Eye Surgeons (YES) Clinical Committee, and ASCRS International Foundation Committee. Additionally, Dr. Swan has participated in multiple global ophthalmology mission trips and is a winner of the 2018 Millennial Eye One to Watch Award.

Dr. Swan partners with the National Residency Training Program at the Hospital San Felipe in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. This program is the only training program of its kind in the county. Dr. Swan leads annual trips to the hospital and partners with local doctors to train residents and restore vision for the people of Honduras.


  • Perkins County High School, Grant, NE
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • University of Utah Moran Eye Center Residency
  • Vance Thompson Vision Fellowship

Personal & Hobbies

Dr. Swan enjoys spending time with his wife Monica and their four children. Some of the Swan family’s favorite pastimes are hiking, biking, golfing, skiing, and exploring God’s creation.

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Prioritizing Research

Dr. Swan has participated in numerous FDA-monitored clinical trials and has published multiple peer-reviewed articles on topics related to ophthalmology.

Our Research

Russell Swan, MD Reviews

May 21, 2024

Good personal care; Doctor Swan explained in detail the circumstances and the options available.

March 27, 2024

Such an amazing experience! More than a 5 star experience. Two days after 1st eye done and my vision is sooo much better. Highly recommend Dr. Swan!

February 26, 2024

Wonderful staff, can't think of anywhere else I would want to go! Dr. Swan was so gentle and compident. Thank you Vance Thompson

February 13, 2024

All the staff were WONDERFUL! So knowledgeable, patient and helpful. I had lots of questions but NEVER felt rushed. Am so glad to have Dr. Swan and his staff help me to see better!

December 10, 2023

Excellent experience from the consultation to the results of my cataracts surgery. Dr. Swan and his team are first rate. Highly recommended.

November 23, 2023

Dr Swan and the entire staff was top notch. The front desk lady was so kind, so in touch with my daughters anxiety and she made us feel cared for and special. Dr Swan answered every question with kindness and empathy. He was able to put my daughter at ease through the entire cross linking procedure. We truly recommend Dr Swan and will remember the special touches from office staff that turned a difficult procedure into a positive experience.

October 31, 2023

I received most excellent care from day one and after the procedure was over it was a thorough process of explanation and Care given by the staff. My post-op visit was a delight as my vision had already improved tremendously colors were Vivid and I just felt great about the whole process. My visual Acuity had increased by 50% and it had not been 24 hours great job Dr Swan and staff!

October 20, 2023

Embodies all the qualities of an excellent Doctor. Should be able to give Dr Swan and staff 10 stars rather than 5 stars.

September 12, 2023

Dr. Swan and his talented crew made these eye surgies painless, and stress free! I was completely at ease during both of my surgeries. Can't say enough of how positive my experience was! The facility, and equipment is state of the art! Highly recommend!

August 31, 2023

Friendliest, most knowledgeable, kind people I have ever encountered in a very professional situation. I feel absolutely confident that my upcoming surgery will only make me feel more of the overwhelming welcome and care I experienced today. The office and the staff are so accommodating, friendly and kind. I would recommend this practice to anyone, at any time, waithout reservation.

April 27, 2023

David says the whole experience was "top drawer!" The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, courteous and helpful. The doctor, likewise was knowledgeable and presented the data clearly. He was helpful in coming to a decision, how to proceed. I would highly recommend Vance Thompson Vision, Bozeman, MT. david

March 29, 2023

I received perfect care from the entire team at Vance Thompson Vision. Very courteous, helpful, efficient and friendly. I'd definitely recommend Vance Thompson Vision and Dr Swan for any eye procedures anyone may need done.

July 25, 2022

11/10! I had the most amazing experience getting Lasik with Dr. Swan. I'm about 8 ish months post op and I could not be happier with my experience. It was very obvious that Dr. Swan is an incredibly compassionate and caring person. I thought I was going to be terrified during the procedure and he was communicative and supportive throughout. If you are going to get eye surgery, this is the place to go.

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