Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrist 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.
Meet our doctor:
Dr. Alicia Telega is an optometrist who started Shadyside Eye Associates and Dry Eye Center to fill the needs of patients requiring a more intense and effective treatment of their dry eye, ocular allergy and ocular surface disease. With proper treatment, sufferers can better enjoy life, clarity of vision, contact lens wear, aesthetics and appearance. At SEA, we enjoy the challenges of unique contact lens fits, especially with regard to patients who have dropped out or failed with contact lens wear in the past or who require specialty contact lenses for optimal vision. Other interests include Laser Vision Correction and Cataract surgery co-management, diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and the detection and monitoring diseases of the eye that are related to systemic causes including diabetes, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, and skin disorders. Dr. Telega, OD, is a Western Pennsylvania native and attended Washington and Jefferson College where she obtained her B.S. in Psychology and then went on to attend the Pennsylvania College of Optometry for her professional degree. She currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA and is excited to commit her time to helping Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities in seeing better and feeling better.