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 8/19/2020, 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

329 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 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

81 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Dr Weitzel is absolutely fabulous. wish more doctors like her!!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2020

She was very friendly and explained in a way I could understand. I was a first time patient for her and she made me feel like she had seen my for years . So glad I was able to get a dr that works in Saturday.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Dr. Weitzel is just amazing so glad to have found her.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr. Weitzel is a warm & terrific doctor.. professional.. knowledgeable.. an outstanding listener.. genuinely concerned.. answered all questions. an outstanding representative for CCF.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Dr Corrie Weitzel always goes above and beyond. I am one lucky individual that has a doctor as caring as her. She treats like family

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

I would highly recommend this Doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Dr. Weitzel is the best. full of energy and very informative

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

I was very satisfied with the care I received from Dr. Weitzel.. I've seen three doctors, non clelveeland clinic doctors in the past, and Dr. Weitzel is the only one who diagnosed my eye problems. She was very thorough and friendly.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Dr.. Weitzel is positively one of the BEST doctors I have ever had in every way. please let her know.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Dr was great

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr wanted to see me in 2-3, scheduler put me almost 7 weeks, I called when I got home and she wasn't very nice, said that's all the Dr had open

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Dr. Weitzel is very caring and answers all my questions. I would highly recommend Dr. Weitzel to my friends and family.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Dr Weitzel is excellent. She is kind, listens to any concerns I have, and is very thorough. I have recommended her to family and friends.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2020

Dr. Weitzel spent time with me, answered all questions and assured me relative to my concerns. Would highly recommend her to others seeking eye care.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

the original scheduler at the general schedule number kept scheduling the wrong kind of appointment but Dr. Weitzel's office called and scheduled it correctly and gave us a cancellation that became available.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Dr.Weitzel was wonderful and informative.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Dr. Weitzel goes above and beyond the care of her patients. She genuinely cares about you as a person not only a patient. I can not say enough great things about Dr Corrie Weitzel. Thsnk You Dr Weitzel for caring for me and treating me like a person and like family

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

my experience with Dr. Weitzel was excellent! very thorough and professional, I would highly recommend her!

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Dr. Weitzel rescued me after I lost my glasses on a canoe trip in Hocking Hills. She responded to my MyChart message overnight and fitted me with contact lenses and new eyeglasses the very next day!

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Dr. Weitzel just went above and beyond the call of duty to help me get my vision back!

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

I just LOVE Dr. weitzel. she is very thorough and has a great personality

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

She is a fantastic Doctor!! Perfect!

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

I really like Dr. Weitzel. She is very personable, makes you feel like she cares about you and very thorough.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

The doctor was great...

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

I could not ask for a more engaged, informative care-giver than Dr. Weitzel. I know she has to be rushed, but she never conveys this to me, but instead focuses on my questions and concerns with great interest and an informative, understanding response.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr. Weitzel and staff were outstanding, professional and courteous.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Dr.Weitzel is wonderful and so caring.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

I wish all doctor offices worked together as well as Chestnut Commons

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

The doctor was very thorough and truly showed concern for my problems.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Love Dr Weitzel. She listens, she cares, and is concerned with all parts of my health, not just my eyes.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Will recomend. Dr. spent extra time to answer why questions, and I appreciated her patience, as I asked several questions.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

I love Dr. Weitzel. She is the best!!!!

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Dr. Weitzel expressed sincere interest, examined my eye thoroughy, described her findings, and clearly described and wrote in the summary the course of treatment I was to follow. I was and am very pleased and grateful to her. Thank you!

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Dr. very easy to talk to, and shows genuine concern

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

I had a very nice appointment with Dr. Corrie D. Weitzel. She could not have been more professional, more nice and so pleasant during my eye appointment. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation is most fortunate to have a Doctor like Dr. Weitzel in their employ.

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Dr. Weitzel, my Care Provider on Friday, May 29, 2020 was extremely helpful and gave me so much good advice and information regarding my health problem, "Macular Degeneration."

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Dr. Weitzel is absolutely the best!

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

I love Dr. Weitzel. She always explains my conditions very thoroughly and answers all my questions.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Weitzel to my daughter and have talked to Dr. Weitzel about my daughter who has early glaucoma.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Donna did test on my eyes she was very professional & patient. explained everything. Dr Weitzel is the Best! She is professional & a good teacher! She takes her time to explain everything & sends you home with information she has taught to to help with eye problems! Informs you to call or message her for any questions or concerns. Dr Weitzel truly is concerned bout her patients! Thank you Dr Weitzel! also like to hear bout her family! Your the Best!

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

I have suggested Dr Weitzel to family & friends! Retired from CCHC myself & family only go to Cleveland Clinic it's the Best to receive the proper care!

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

The doctor was very attentive and caring. She answer my questions and was very pleasant.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Feel very comfortable with Dr. Weitzel

Reviewed on May 18, 2020


Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Dr Weitzel is exceptional. she listened and responded to all questions with compassion and understandable explanations

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2020

I had an eye infection and was able to see Dr. Weitzel within 2 hours!! Outstanding

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

Dr Weitzel listened to my concerns and took the time to explain issues and follow up care.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Dr. Corrie Weitzel was absolutely wonderful to me, she is one of the most compassionate, thoughtful doctors I have ever experienced in my life. The Cleveland Clinic is blessed , as are all the patients that Dr. Weitzel takes care of , she is the BEST in all ways.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

All are very good in this department at Chestnut Commons... Dr. Weitzel for one has an outstanding personality and is an excellent Dr. in her chosen field.

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

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