Andrea Sawchyn

Andrea Sawchyn, MD

  • Ophthalmology – Glaucoma
  • Ophthalmology
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5
  • 331 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 130 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
  • 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, 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
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optic Nerve Diseases
  • Iris
  • 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

Education History

Medical School

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

Transitional Interns

Riverside Methodist Hospitals, 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 Institute, Philadelphia, PA

7/1/2009 - 7/6/2010

Board Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology
6/3/2012

American Board of Ophthalmology
8/1/2012

Academic Information

My Department

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.

331 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 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 Nov 18, 2021

    Very good

  • Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

    Very professional, knowledgeable on my medical issues took time to fully explain and answer questions.

  • Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

    Dr. Sawchyn is very knowledgeable. She always has a plan for my treatment and recently when my appointment revealed new information, she was ready with a new treatment plan.

  • Reviewed on Nov 07, 2021

    Fabulous also. Very prompt, highly knowledgeable

  • Reviewed on Nov 03, 2021

    All outstanding

  • Reviewed on Nov 01, 2021

    Dr. Sawchyn is always personable and considerate. She offered to ensure that my next appointment could be coordinated with my next visit to the retina specialist.

  • Reviewed on Nov 01, 2021

    Dr. Sawchyn is always knowledgeable and professional.

  • Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

    She's the best!

  • Reviewed on Oct 24, 2021

    Very knowledgeable, gave in-depth explanation of my condition, friendly and pleasant.

  • Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

    Very good and concerned.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 10/25/2021, Dr. Sawchyn has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

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