Andrea Sawchyn

Andrea Sawchyn, MD

  • Ophthalmology – Glaucoma
  • Ophthalmology
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (614) 293-8116

About Me

My ophthalmology specialty includes treatment of cataracts, ocular hypertension (pressure in eyes) and all forms of glaucoma.

I decided to become a doctor after working for an ophthalmologist during college. I enjoyed it and found it very rewarding. That's when I knew medicine would be a good field for me.

After my glaucoma fellowship, I chose Ohio State to be involved in medical education. I greatly valued my education here during medical school and as a resident, and wanted to give back.

My responsibilities include staffing the resident glaucoma surgeries and the residents who see our patients with glaucoma. I've truly enjoyed that.

Ohio State's Havener Eye Institute is a wonderful place to work. Our outstanding staff are friendly and excellent to work with. I enjoy working together with all of the other subspecialties. Our goal is to work as a team so our patients benefit from diverse expertise.

The greatest sense of accomplishment in my day is the ability to help slow or stop the progression of glaucoma. Sometimes it means coaching patients on how to take their medications and other times it involves helping them through surgery. I find my work very rewarding.

Highlights

  • Director, Glaucoma Division
  • Contributor, several medical publications
  • Lead author, ophthalmology consult textbook chapters
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2016, 2017
  • Best Doctor in America 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Received the Makley-Battles Teaching Award for excellence in residency teaching, 2013

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Ophthalmology
  • Optic Nerve Diseases
  • Artificial Lens Implant Migration
  • Iritis
  • Exfoliation Syndrome
  • Aphakia, Postcataract
  • Capsule Opacification
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Optic Disk Drusen
  • Aniridia
  • Hyphema
  • Aphakia
  • Iris
  • Lens Diseases
  • Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome
  • Glaucoma
  • Low Tension Glaucoma
  • Ocular Hypotension
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Glaucoma, Angle-Closure
  • Glaucoma, Neovascular
  • Glaucoma, Open-Angle
  • Cataract

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Residency

Ophthalmology
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2006 - 6/30/2009

Fellowship

Ophthalmology/Glaucoma
Wills Eye Institute
7/1/2009 - 7/6/2010

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology
6/3/2012

American Board of Ophthalmology
8/1/2012

My Department

Ophthalmology

Reviews

445 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.8
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

90 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

Good service.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2018

Easy to work with - answers my questions helped ME keep symptoms to a minimum.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2018

Excellent - outstanding - the care giver was very thorough and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2018

The doctor is very concerned for my health.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

I totally think Dr. Sawchyn is super!! She is very knowledgeable and I trust her explicitly for my care. Dr. Sawchyn is very friendly and nice to talk too! She truly cares about my health and always is prepared and very knowledgeable and familiar with my case. I can't say enough good things about her.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2018

She does a very great job I think, seems caring and knows her professional well.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018

Plenty of eye contact.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018

I love my care provider. She is very caring.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2018

Busy doctor. Sometimes runs late, but not her fault. I feel any delay is worth it to see her!

Reviewed on Nov 07, 2018

Attentive.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Sawchyn has reported no relationships with companies or entities.