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
  • Aphakia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Optic Disk Drusen
  • Aniridia
  • Hyphema
  • 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

Medical Degree

MD
Ohio State University College of Medicine
6/12/2005

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

471 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 4.9
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

104 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 04, 2019

excellent

Reviewed on Apr 02, 2019

Dr. Sawchyn very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Mar 07, 2019

I follow my doctors orders to the letter.

Reviewed on Mar 03, 2019

My provider seemed very knowledgeable & was very easy to communicate with.

Reviewed on Mar 01, 2019

Dr.Sawychn is amazing. she is kind and caring. she takes the time to describe the procedures and why your condition needs them. She is great about explaining your diagnosis is a way you can understand. She truly has compassion for her patients and her job. Did I mention she was incredibly knowledgeable in her field.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

Dr. Sawchyn is simply the best. I truly am blessed................ She is just awesome.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

This was my first visit w/Dr. Sawchyn & I was very impressed w/her attention to my concerns, obvious familiarity w/my complete history, and thorough explanation of her plan of treatment. Her kind professionalism & attention are greatly appreciated.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

Very professional, kind, friendly and attentive.

Reviewed on Feb 07, 2019

Prompt, concerned treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 02, 2019

kind, respectful, knowledgeable and intelligent

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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.