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5730 Ellsworth Avenue, Suite 4
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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Dr. Alicia Telega and her eye care staff are here to care for all of your vision needs. We take pride in building lasting relationships with our patients, which is why we take the time to get to know you, your vision requirements and your lifestyle needs.

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Welcome to Shadyside Eye Associates

Eyes are important indicators of overall health, and comprehensive eye care goes beyond a prescription for glasses or contact lenses. At Shadyside Eye Associates, we take the time to get to know you, your eye care history, and your vision needs. Dr. Telega provides the expert care, advice, options, and follow up you need whether you are a new patient or an existing one.

We are also doing our part to be environmentally responsible by running a nearly completely paperless office, using sustainable products in our office design and build out, and offering a complete line of very cool eco-sustainable eye wear. These glasses are made from either 100% biodegradable, recycled or sustainable materials and with excellent quality and amazing style.

Great Eyewear and Eye Care in Pittsburgh

Dr. Telega specializes in the treatment of *Dry Eye and Ocular Surface Disease*, including recurrent corneal erosions, ocular allergy, blepharitis, and others. At Shadyside Eye Associates, we are using the most innovative treatments available to alleviate symptoms for our patients so that they can regain their eye health and improve vision. Please see the “Dry Eye Center” tab at the top of the page or call the office with questions.

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Meet Our Doctor


Dr. Alicia Telega

Dr. Alicia Telega: started Shadyside Eye Associates and Dry Eye Center to fill the need of patients requiring a more intense and effective treatment of their dry eye, ocular allergy...

Focus On Eye Care Services


During a complete eye exam, Dr. Telegawill not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.


A comprehensive dry eye evaluation is vital in determining the appropriate therapy for YOUR dry eye. We have the latest in diagnostics and therapies. Advanced therapies go well beyond artificial tears and other eye drops. Dr. Telega is very excited to offer the latest in evaporative dry eye treatment including IPL for meibomian gland dysfunction as Radio Frequency for lid health.


Scleral lenses are large diameter gas permeable lenses that are designed for patients with corneal irregularities such as keratoconus, post corneal transplants, injury, severe dry eye, among others. It can also be used to treat various ocular surface diseases, including dry eye disease.


Our staff will help you find the best fit for your needs and explain how different lenses and frames will impact your vision. We carry a large variety of top designer frames for both eyeglasses and sunglasses.

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Looking for an Optometrist in Pittsburgh?

Dr. Telega takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Shadyside Eye Associates

With an office in Shadyside, Shadyside Eye Associates is pleased to be serving Pittsburgh. Our Main eye care office is conveniently located on Ellsworth Avenue in the Shadyside district.. Call us to make an appointment with our eye doctor to talk about your eyeglasses, contact lenses or specialty lens needs....

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Dry Eye and Scleral Lens Information Center

Dry Eye and Scleral Lens Information Center

Summer in the City!!

Summer in the City!!   Finally, blue skies and baseball and music festivals and days at the park…. I have been waiting for this forever! Or since last year. And if you are a current patient of mine, you know that everyone who leaves my office gets the warning –...

Is it Dry Eye or is it Allergies?

Well, of course, the answer may be it’s both! I get a lot of patients this time of year with dry eye symptoms – the dryness, scratchiness, burning, stinging, tired eyes, discomfort, variable vision – and the questions is… is this dry eye or is it allergies?