Meet the Optometrists

  • Meet Fair Oaks Optometrist, Dr. Elisabeth Swan

    Dr. Elisabeth Swan has been practicing Optometry since 1991.  She is a graduate of Pacific University College in Forest Grove, Oregon and received her undergraduate degrees (Biology and Spanish) from the University of Nevada-Reno.

    She left Reno to join her husband, John Pelsh, who already resided in Fair Oaks.  John proposed to the doctor on top of Mt. Kalapattar, elevation 18,500 feet, while on a trekking trip to Nepal in November 2000 and they were married in July 2001.  John is a retired frame representative for REM Eyewear.  He used to sell frames to the doctor when she owned her practice in Reno, and that is how they originally met.

    Dr. Swan opened her Fair Oaks practice in October 2001 where she is now a resident.  She is a member of the Fair Oaks Chamber of Commerce.  She was honored to receive “Business of the year” in 2006 by the Fair Oaks Chamber of Commerce and is a corporate sponsor of Fair Oaks “Concerts in the Park” series each year.

    In her free time, she enjoys hiking, backpacking, snow-shoeing, bicycling and traveling.  Her great love in life (besides her husband) is her dog, “Tips” who is a 15 year old Springer-Spaniel/Golden Retriever mix who joins John and the doctor on all their adventures

  • Meet Fair Oaks Optometrist, Dr. Tracy Chan

    Dr. Tracy Chan joined as an Associate in September 2017. She was born and raised in Northern California. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California, Davis. She went on to obtain her doctorate degree from Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, Ca and graduated Cum Laude.

    Dr Chan completed her externship at Michael J Schermer, M.D. Inc, the Center for partially sighted, and the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in Salt Lake City. Dr. Chan is a therapeutic and glaucoma certified Optometrist. She enjoys providing quality eye care for patients of all ages as well as co-managing with Ophthalmologists for cataract and refractive surgeries.

    Dr. Chan is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), the California Optometric Association (COA), and the Sacramento Valley Optometric Society (SVOS). In her spare time, Dr. Chan enjoys eating, traveling, hiking and watching and playing a variety of sports.

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Office Hours

Monday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Tuesday:

10:00 am-5:45 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-6:45 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-6:45 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-5:45 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-1:45 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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