Swagel Wootton Eye Institute Appoints Joshua Brozek and Vance Lewis to Ophthalmology Practice

Swagel Wootton Eye Institute today announced that Joshua Brozek, M.D. and Vance Lewis, O.D. have joined the ophthalmology practice. The new physicians strengthen Swagel Wootton Eye Institute’s services and bolster the practice’s growth across Metro Phoenix. In addition, Swagel Wootton Eye Institute announced it has completed a renovation of its ambulatory surgery center in Mesa.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Brozek and Dr. Lewis to our talented team of eye doctors,” said Chris Harper, vice president of operations at Swagel Wootton Eye Institute. “Their specialized skillsets and passion for ophthalmology make them wonderful additions to the practice as we expand our services to serve more patients across the East Valley.”

Dr. Brozek is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon with a strong focus on monofocal, toric and multifocal lens insertion procedures. Throughout his career, Dr. Brozek has contributed to groundbreaking research in ophthalmology, collaborating as a sub-investigator in clinical trials and co-authoring several publications. He received a bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned the Meyerhoff Excellence Award for leadership, service, and scholarship in medicine. Dr. Brozek obtained a medical doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. During this period, he honed his surgical skills in various ophthalmic subspecialties, including cataract, cornea, glaucoma, retina, pediatric and oculoplastic procedures. Afterward, he received tenure at Carle Foundation Hospital in Champaign, Illinois, during which he served as a comprehensive ophthalmologist. As a highly skilled and compassionate ophthalmologist, Dr. Brozek continues to make significant contributions to the medical community. His commitment to patient care, research and education has solidified his reputation as a respected authority in the field of ophthalmology. He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Dr. Lewis is an optometrist specializing in primary care with a comprehensive focus on pre- and post-surgical care and managing ocular diseases. Dr. Lewis pursued his undergraduate studies in public health at Brigham Young University. He obtained a doctor of optometry degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he distinguished himself as a student fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and received a national grant for his research on ophthalmic lenses from Hoya Vision. He completed multiple externships at various institutions as well as clinical sites affiliated with the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Dr. Lewis obtained licensure from the Arizona State Board of Optometry and is an active member of both the Arizona Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

Swagel Wootton Eye Institute has served the East Valley for more than 60 years. As part of its commitment to improving people’s lives through better vision and providing outstanding patient experiences, the practice recently renovated its ambulatory surgery center in Mesa, located at 220 South 63rd Street. The renovation helps to meet patient needs by providing updated interiors, additional space for nurses, and an enhanced layout for medical and surgical eye care services.

“We’re happy to announce that we have completed a full cosmetic renovation of our ambulatory surgery center,” added Harper. “The recent cosmetic renovations allow us to utilize our existing space more efficiently with an added nurse alcove and an improved layout for patient check-in and patient care. We hope that the freshened look better reflects our standard of excellence.”

For more information about Swagel Wootton Eye Institute, please visit: https://eyeinstituteaz.com.

About Swagel Wootton Eye Institute

For more than 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, Swagel Wootton places the needs of its patients first, investing in industry-leading technology to ensure patient safety, comfort, and high-quality results. Its 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 mission is to improve lives through better vision and outstanding patient experiences. To learn more, please visit: https://eyeinstituteaz.com.