Andrea Sawchyn

Andrea Sawchyn, MD

  • Ophthalmology – Glaucoma
  • Ophthalmology
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 705 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 197 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

  • Aphakia
  • Artificial Lens Implant Migration
  • Optic Disk Drusen
  • Aniridia
  • Exfoliation Syndrome
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iritis
  • Aphakia, Postcataract
  • Capsule Opacification
  • Iris
  • Lens Diseases
  • Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome
  • 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

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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.

705 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 Oct 10, 2020

    very clear explanation and recommendation

  • Reviewed on Oct 05, 2020

    Very professional.

  • Reviewed on Oct 01, 2020

    Excellent care.

  • Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

    Dr. Sawchyn, as always was very kind and professional. It is obvious that she is also very knowledgeable about her patients & field of practice.

  • Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

    Provider - all good experiences.

  • Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

    Friendly, understanding, knowledgeable

  • Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

    excellent-pleasant-efficient

  • Reviewed on Sep 19, 2020

    caring, respectful, knowledgeable, trustworthy, pleasant, not rushed, clear in communication

  • Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

    Dr. Sawchyn is an excellent doctor. She's detailed in our exams, testing, and treatment, & fills me in on every step of the process. She's also great at answering questions & takes the time to make sure I understood the process.

  • Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

    all good

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Sawchyn has reported no relationships with companies or entities.