Andrea Sawchyn

Andrea Sawchyn, MD

  • Ophthalmology – Glaucoma
  • Ophthalmology
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5
  • 311 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 116 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


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.
  • 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
  • Hyphema
  • Optic Disk Drusen
  • Aniridia
  • Exfoliation Syndrome
  • Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome
  • 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
8/20/2001 - 6/12/2005

Transitional Interns

Riverside Methodist Hospitals, Columbus, OH

6/22/2005 - 6/25/2006


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2006 - 6/30/2009


Wills Eye Institute, Philadelphia, PA

7/1/2009 - 7/6/2010

Board Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology

American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Information

My Department



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.

311 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 Jun 13, 2021

    She was EXCELLENT and beyond, as usual. Best of all & totally unexpected, she picked up on sentiments I was having, stopped to ask/learn more, and immediately explained how she and my optometrist CAN make a difference in a very, very disappointing outcome of my cataract surgery (or maybe the issue is simply optometric?) Dr. Sawcheyn consistently demonstrates EXCELLENCE not only in science/opthamology & application thereof, but also in HUMANITY and COMPASSION.

  • Reviewed on Jun 04, 2021

    extremely nice, and explained everything very well. very thorough

  • Reviewed on Jun 03, 2021

    Nothing bad, all experience was professional and complete.

  • Reviewed on May 27, 2021

    Always great & responsive.

  • Reviewed on May 27, 2021

    All good.

  • Reviewed on May 24, 2021

    Pleasant, caring.

  • Reviewed on May 17, 2021

    Also excellent and shares what she thinks is important. Very open to my questions.

  • Reviewed on May 11, 2021

    Dr. Sawchyn is thorough, knowledgeable, and courteous. She never makes the appointment feel rushed or unimportant. I am lucky to have he as my eye care provider!!

  • Reviewed on May 07, 2021

    My care provider was excellent. She listened to what I had to say about my health problem, answered my questions, provided me with reading material regarding my health problem, reviewed my testing results with me and provided several ways my medical situation could be addressed. I left with a plan of action for my next visit.

  • Reviewed on May 06, 2021

    My provider needs to be more forthcoming in response to the symptoms I share. To me this means more than listening; it means responding with additional insights, information or knowledge of my health condition.

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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 11/01/2020, Dr. Sawchyn has reported no relationships with companies or entities.