About Our Brownsville, PA Optometry Practice


Margaret J. Swinker, O.D. & Associates was originally opened in 1951 by Robert Swinker, O.D. in Brownsville, PA. Robert Swinker, O.D. graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1951 and opened his practice the same year. His goal of providing excellent care with optometrist services for Fayette County, PA continues to this day.

It became a family practice when his daughter, Margaret J. Swinker, O.D., graduated with honors from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1981. Currently, Margaret J Swinker, O.D. brings over 35 years of diverse experience to the Brownsville, PA practice. Her specialty is optometry and she maintains an expert level of patient care and service.

Our staff of highly trained doctors of optometry also includes Monica L. Rechichar, O.D., who graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2003 and joined the Brownsville office in 2011.

Tayler M. Strauch O.D., daughter of Dr. Swinker, graduated from Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2018 and joined the practice in Fall 2018 making it a third generation optometric practice with over 70 years.

Kent C. Strauch, son of Dr. Swinker, joined the practice in 2017 as a certified optician.

Our optometrists and staff bring a superior level of care and professionalism. Whether you need an eye exam, glasses or contacts, or more advanced eye care you will be happy you chose Margaret J. Swinker, O.D. & Associates. Our Brownsville, PA office happily serves all of Fayette County from Uniontown, PA to Connellsville, PA, the Mon Valley and beyond.


Eyesight Improvement

Whether you are near- or farsighted, have an astigmatism or other eye problems, we can provide you with the correct glasses and contacts to meet your needs.


Eye Examination

To determine the best treatment solutions for you, we conduct a thorough eye exam and provide you with detailed recommendations.


Eyeglass Repair

Lose a screw?  Bend an earpiece?  Lens fell out?  We are happy to help fix these inconveniences for you.


Contact Lens Fitting

Contacts should be comfortable while also correcting your vision.  Our skilled optometrists will ensure you get contact lenses that are just right for you.


Healthy Eyes - Better Life

At Margaret J. Swinker, O.D. & Associates we believe you can enjoy life to the fullest with proper eye care and treatment of eye problems.

Our Mission

We believe in providing you with the clearest vision through the most advanced eye care possible. We strive to offer you options that will enhance your vision as well as you sense of style and fashion.


The first step to better eye health - schedule a consultation today by calling 724-785-5656 or send us an email.