Andrea Sawchyn

Andrea Sawchyn, MD

  • Ophthalmology – Glaucoma
  • Ophthalmology
  • Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 408 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 136 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

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
  • Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs
  • Director, Glaucoma Division
  • Contributor, several medical publications
  • Lead author, ophthalmology consult textbook chapters
  • Named to Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2016, 2017, 2019
  • 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

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

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
8/20/2001 - 6/12/2005

Internship

Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH
6/22/2005 - 6/25/2006

Residency

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
7/1/2006 - 6/30/2009

Fellowship

Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
7/1/2009 - 7/6/2010

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology
6/3/2012

Academic Information

My Department

Ophthalmology

My Division

Ophthalmology

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

408 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

    She is calm,gentle,cool and recollected

  • Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

    Great

  • Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

    She knows me well and watches my eyesight very closely.

  • Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

    The doctor was very helpful explaining what she was doing and answered all my questions.

  • Reviewed on Apr 13, 2024

    Doctor Sawchyn is very nice, thorough and explaining the plan of care for my glaucoma.

  • Reviewed on Apr 13, 2024

    The doctor is very friendly but also concerning about my eye condition. She is excellent at explaining what she is measuring in my eyes and the tests she will order or look at in my treatment. She puts me at ease about my condition and treatment/monitoring.

  • Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

    Love Dr Sawchyn. She is very kind and very thorough

  • Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

    I feel confident this is the place to come shouldI feel confident this is the Doctor I can come to should my glaucoma deteriorate.

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/29/2023, Dr. Sawchyn has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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