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Glen Martin Swartwout, American Optometrist. Recipient Certified Appreciation National Collegiate Athletic Association, 1978.


Swartwout, Glen Martin was born on March 25, 1956 in Troy, New York, United States. Son of J. Baxter and Dorothy (Porter) Swartwout.


AB, Dartmouth College, 1978; OD, State University of New York, New York City, 1982; D of Naturopathy, Clayton School, 1989; Bachelor's Degree (honorary), Universal Brotherhood, Duluth, Georgia, 1990.


Vision therapist, Swartwout & Lazarus, Latham, New York, 1972; director, Optometric Center Tokyo, 1982-1984; clinical director, Learning Disabilities Associations, Latham, 1984-1989; member clinic staff, National College Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon, 1989-1990; co-founder, Hawaii Center Natural Medicine, Hilo, since 1990; director, Vision Fitness, Hilo, since 1991. President Achievement of Excellence Research Academy International, Hilo, since 1990. Consultant American Optometric Association, St. Louis, 1982-1984.

Member of advisory board Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy.


Cons. Easter Seals Society, Hilo, since 1991. Minister Universal Brotherhood Movement, Hilo, since 1991. Board directors Hawaii Island Environmental Council, 1991.

President Holistic Health Network, New York, 1985-1989, Blackwood Institute Holistic Studies, New York, 1985. President Starfire International, 1992. Co-founder Parents Active for Vision Education, Hawaii chapter, 1992.

Fellow College Syntonic Optometry (secretary, trustee since 1987), International College Applied Nutrition. Member College Optometrists in Vision Development, Optometric Extension Program Foundation, International Society Holistic Optometry (state director 1984-1989, Optometrist of Year 1985), Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Beta Sigma Kappa (chapter president 1981-1982).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: permaculture, mime, spiritual life.


Married Karen Aubrey Niles, March 14,1987.

J. Baxter Swartwout

Dorothy (Porter) Swartwout

Karen Aubrey Niles