Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Elyria Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon No


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About Corrie Weitzel, OD, MS

Corrie Weitzel, OD, MS is a full-time staff member with the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute. She see patients at the Lorain Family Health Center, Elyria Family Health Center, Lakewood Professional Building, and Richard E Jacobs Health Center. She earned her undergraduate degree in molecular genetics and Spanish at the Ohio State University and Doctorate of Optometry at the Ohio State University as well. Her post-graduate training includes a hospital-based optometric residency in ocular disease and vision rehabilitation at the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Dr. Weitzel is a member of several professional organization including the American Academy of Optometry and the American Optometric Association. She is also a member of the Vision Rehabilitation Section of the American Optometric Association.

Additionally, Dr. Weitzel has volunteered her time to serve on medical mission trips to both Peru and Nicaragua. She is fluent in Spanish. She also helps to train labradors as part of the Guiding Eyes for the Blind program in Cuyahoga County.

Dr. Weitzel has been published and contributed to many abstracts and presentations at various professional meetings.

Her specialty interest include comprehensive eye care for children, adolescents, and adults as well as vision rehabilitation for those who are legally blind or significantly visually impaired.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Ocular Disease
Cleveland, OH USA

Graduate School - The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Masters in Vision Science
Columbus, OH USA

Medical Education - The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA

Specialty Interests

General optometry, low vision and vision rehabilitation

Awards & Honors

  • 2007 Alcon ® 4th year optometry case report scholarship recipient
  • 2007 Student Award for Excellence in Community Service
  • 2006 Prevent Blindness Ohio Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award Recipient
  • 2006 Inter-Professional Council Case Competition Runner Up
  • 2006 Contact Lens and Cornea Section Student Research Award Runner Up
  • 2006 Mary A. Daniels Scholarship for Student Campus Leadership
  • 2005 American Academy of Optometry Travel Fellowship
  • 2005 Outstanding Professional Student Award
  • 2005-06  Ohio Optometric Association Scholarship
  • 2005 Walman Optical Eyecare Professional Scholarship Recipient
  • 2004 Short Term Training Grant for the Health Student Professionals, National Eye Institute T35
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/13/2019, Dr. Weitzel has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

322 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

71 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Weitzel to family and friends. So far, 2 have changed to her.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr Weitzel is just super!!

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

She is the best doctor we have ever seen at Cleveland Clinic. She answered every question thoroughly and showed care and compassion.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

really like Dr. Weitzel!

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

dr W was awesome! polite listened to me! made me completely at ease!

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr Weitzel is great! Recommended to anyone who asks.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Dr Weitzel is always so nice and takes time to listen to concerns and explain things very well. Even though she is very busy she does never makes things seem rushed. I have been very happy having her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr. Weitzel was kind and thorough.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

I was seen by Dr. Weitzel and Leah. Both were very kind and efficient in addressing my needs and concerns.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2019

Exceptional!you rarely find such a caring health care provider, explaining thing as it is and what options are available for medical care of eye issues.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

"Awesome" is the best way to describe Dr. Weitzel. She was very thorough, compassionate, and provided additional options and recommendations if necessary.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Dr Weirzel is outstanding caring and listens

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

*Dr. Corrie D. Weitzel does a great job and answers all questions.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

i've seen countless optometrists/retina specialists for decades - Corrie D Weitzel is one of the very best i've seen/i say this with honesty. She is a true asset to The Cleveland Clinic. She was very thorough - took her time - was very understanding of how my vision problems affect my mental/physical health for decades (She truly seemed to "understand the overall picture" - since my eye disease began. She was able to reduce my fears to the extent possible (i.e.: driving) etc. due to articulating the law/how much more magnified any given prescription can become. Upon reflection, i have no idea WHY i wasn't referred to a low vision clinic ALONG time ago? There has NEVER been nor will there EVER be a CURE for my vision. My vision issues have likely caused me to have PTSD as i'm reminded of them daily/in reality; my vision issues have destroyed my life. The vision issues have caused PROLONGED stress/anxiety/ nightmares - etc. With Corrie D Weitzel new prescription for my eyes (that isn't ready yet) - i see ALLOT better. I left the clinic feeling empowered that i will soon "see better". Throughout the years, prior retina specialists treat me like some kind of non human research subject/i hate that feeling (often having interns "act" like doctors to look at my disease). Interns should 1. Tell me they are an "Intern" and 2. Ask me if I would mind if they shined a bright light into my eyes out of "curiosity"! Corrie D Weitzel made me feel like "a human being" and treated me with compassion - etc.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr. Weitzel was very good at asking all kinds of questions of my vision and explaining exactly what was going wrong with my vision.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Dr. Weitzel was excellent.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Dr. Weitzel listens and answers my questions. She is positive and thorough. I believe because of her care, my vision is stable.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr. Weitzel.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

very good eye doctor

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Doctor Weitzel was very responsive and concerned about my eye care and offered several suggestions to guide me.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

I felt comfortable and confident with the doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

I would highly recommend this Physician and Facility.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Dr. Weitzel is very caring and thorough.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Outstanding Dr. I would recommend her very highly.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Dr. Weitzel is awesome she listens and pays attention . I will definitely recommend her to everyone

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Love Dr.Weitzel, so upbeat, positive, patient, and informative.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

I think Dr. Weitzel is so well informed and she is the most professional person I ever met. she is delightful.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

An outstanding provider who is exceptionally thorough in care and communication

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

TheDr. was very professional and made me feel at ease throughout the examination. My first language is Spanish and when she started to speak it she "won me over" as someone who truly wants to connect to their patients.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Dr Weitzel is the BEST she is kind pleasant and always willing to answer any questions I have. she is the BEST optometrist i' ever had.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

the doctor is the best never had a better one

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Dr. Weitzel is very knowledgeable and compassionate. I have seen her often due to an ongoing issue and she always takes the time to give me a thorough eye exam and explain my issues and options. She goes above and beyond to provide the best patient care. Dr. Weitzel is very calming and reassuring. Definitely recommend her.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

Dr. Weitzel is very compassionate and excellent.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Dr. Weitzel is very attentive to my questions and truly sincere in responding. She is very professional and very friendly.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

dr. weitzel is an excellent doctor. she made my injury very easy to go through. I will continue to use her for all my eye issues.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Corrie Weitzel is an excellent doctor. At each appointment I know I will receive a thorough examination and a complete explanation of the results. She's very personable, and I very much enjoy my appointments with her! I have, and will continue to, recommend her highly to my friends and acquaintances who are looking for an excellent eye doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

See my previous comments about Corrie Weitzel. An excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

Really appreciate the Dr. Weitzel's approach. She consistently listens, explains, and addresses all questions I have about my optical care. She and the staff manage a busy practice with patience and professionalism.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

Even though I have moved from the immediate area, it is worth an hour drive to continue to work with this wonderful doctor and staff.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019 the doctor!!!

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

Dr Weitzel interacts very well with patients and cares about the level of service provided. Although getting an appointment to see her can be challenging, Dr Weitzel makes up for it with the care she provides.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

I highly recommend Dr. Weitzel.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Dr. Wietzel demonstrates caring, expertise, and interest while with me. I really appreciate the opportunity to have her as my Doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

Dr Weitzel takes the time to listen and explains treatment. She makes the wait time worth it.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

I do recommend Dr Weitzel

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

dr Weitzel is an excellent, caring doctor. She is professional and thorough in her examination and explanations.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr Weitzel went out of her way to expedite my next appointment with a surgeon.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr. Weitzel is an awesome caregiver. She truly cares about her patients. She always thinks about options and next steps.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

DR. Wietzel was very attentive to me. She asked about my father whom she had only seen once and when I told her he recently passed away she expressed sadness for my loss. She then sent me a sympathy card which was extremely nice and appreciated.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Dr. Weitzel made me feel very comfortable while discussing a difficult prognosis.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Dr. Weitzel is amazing!! She has worked very hard to get my vision corrected and my eyes healthy again. She really cares about her patients and is so kind and compassionate! I have never been to a better OD. She's the absolute best! Thank you Dr. Weitzel for taking such great care of my vision.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

Exceptional physician. She took time to explain. Was very thorough and kind.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

very impressed with the doctors professionalism, expertise, kindness and care.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

It was my first time with Dr. Weitzel and I really like her!

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

the doctor was fabulous and very thorough.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

I have already recommended Dr. Weitzel to friends and family. She is extremely competent and empathetic.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

Always well treated by Dr. Weitzel and her assistant.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

Dr. Weitzel is always very caring and thorough.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

The provider was very rushed. I believe that she did the best that she could. she appeared that she was juggling 2 or 3 patients at the same time. I don't feel that she was able to give me the care and service that she is capable of due to her patient load.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Care and communications I received from the doctor was very good. Just not really happy about having to wait so long to get in to see the doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

talk to Corrie Weitzell OD wise awesome! She took the time to explain things gave me lots of spent a lot of time with me I felt it was one of the best position visits I've ever had with the Cleveland clinic. She gave me lots of handouts she instructed me in a matter of options that were open to someone with my eye condition. Dr. Corrie was very Passionate about helping people with macular degeneration.I tell you what is bad though is this comment box you're asking me to respond and there's no way I can review what I'm saying because I'm using the push to talk function and I can't get back to see what I just wrote!

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Dr Weitzel is excellent

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

very good experience with the doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

excellent care provider and very caring doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr. Whitesell is excellent. She always takes time to explain options and discuss any concerns I may have without rushing me. I have complete confidence in her care. I am unable to say the same for all ophthalmologist at Cleveland Clinic, Avon. I must remember to schedule my annual exam several months prior to need because Dr. Whitesell's calendar seems to fill quickly. Scheduling with her is well worth the effort.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr. Weitzel is a caring and compassionate physician.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019

Dr. Weitzel is an Exceptional doctor. Extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. She makes you feel like you can ask her anything.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

Dr. Weitzel is a great doctor, she is a great asset to the Cleveland Clinic staff!! Very thorough and explains everything!!

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2019

my experience was GREAT doctor was very thorough

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Dr. Weitzel has been caring for me for several years and monitoring my very complicated situation extremely well. She takes her time with my exam and thoroughly explains the plan of care to me as well as the diagnosis. She is very compassionate, extremely knowledgeable, and always available to me. I am so blessed to have her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

Dr Corrie Weitzal is incredibly impressive. She is clearly extremely knowledgeable but also extremely caring and friendly!

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