Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cataract Evaluations
  • Cataract Implant Surgery
  • Combined Cataract And Glaucoma Surgery
  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Diagnostic Ophthalmic Echography (ultrasound)
  • Eye Examinations
  • Full Spectacle and Eyeglass Services
  • Glaucoma Consultations
  • Glaucoma Evaluations
  • Glaucoma Implants
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Laser Treatment of Glaucoma
  • Lens Implant
  • Multifocal Intraocular Lenses
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Post Surgical Exams
View all 18 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Glaucomas
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataracts
  • Combined Glaucoma
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Diabetes
  • Eye Care Facts for Older Americans
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Fast Facts: Conjunctivitis
  • Floaters And Flashes
  • Herpetic Eye Disease
  • Iritis
  • Monitoring Drug/ocular Toxicity
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Ocular Pathology
  • Presbyopia
  • Red Eye
  • Refractive Errors
  • Visual Field Loss
View all 23 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Emory Eye Clinic
Atlanta, GA USA

Residency - University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL USA

Medical Education - Albany Medical College
Albany, NY USA

Undergraduate - Union College
Schenectady, NY USA


  • Ophthalmology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 9/20/2018, Dr. Sood-Mendiratta 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

448 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

45 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019

Dr Sood friendly and efficient. like her

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

Dr. Sood is knowlegable and a delight to visit.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019

first appointment with provider,doctor was friendly and explained my treatment and options. I felt I was in capable hands.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019

This is my first appointment with the provider..I felt rush and was not clear on the reason why the prescription could not be printed..She did not explain more in details..had to ask the assistant to explain in details

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

I have recommended several persons to Dr.Sood because of her knowledge and honesty.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

i don't question this doctor's competence but to me she does not come across as a caring person. Earlier in our doctor - patient relationship she could not remember that I had seen her before which she could easily in her records. Her greetings and good byes are minimal and curt. However shes does take sufficient time to explains her findings. I have no plans of changing doctors but I would not recommend her to a friend who is looking for a compassionate doctor.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Dr. Sood-Mendiratta is always wonderful and I am grateful to have her as my doctor. She truly understands me and my conditions and has gone above and beyond to help me. I've been dealing with eye doctors my entire life, and she is the best one ever! I'm never switching!!

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

wonderful caring doctor

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

Dr. Sood is great and very knowledgeable in her area of expertise. She maintains a high level of professionalism while still showing compassion towards her patients. She demonstrates excellent in her field and is the face of Cleveland Clinic for me as I have always been a patient at UH.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

I like my doctor and her staff

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr Good is a very good Dr.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr. Sood is very nice. Answers all questions

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

dr Sood is great! it just seems like she is overbooked

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Sood is an excellent Doctor. I would recommend her.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Both my wife and I had unrelated health issues which Dr. Sood knew of and commented on which I thought was very informed and thoughtful

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Already have recommended doctor & clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

Dr. Sood, is always willing to fit her schedule to see on a short notice.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

all excellent! Dr. Soodnis exceptional as is her staff

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr. Sood is outstanding. I have received amazing care!!

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

I highly recommend Cole Eye and Dr. Sood!!

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

I felt the doctor was very rushed. she has good rankings online so maybe it was just that day. not enough time for questions. did not see my condition as part of anything else I may have medically.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019

Professional in every way. ( Dr. Sood-Mendiratta)

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019

I am very happy with dr. Sood. she is very helpful and very nice. I'm so glad I have her for my eye doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

Doctor had too many patients - was in a rush.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

I've never had a problem scheduling with Dr. Sood immediately after my appointment. When husband forgot to do that, the regular appt. phone in couldn't get him in for nearly a year but when we contacted Dr. Sood's staff, she was able to get us an appt. that week.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

Dr. Sood could not possibly improve. She is efficient but when she is with you are made to feel comfortable and that there is no one else on the earth more important than you and your concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

Dr. Sood has a great team that CCF should be proud of. Kudos to all at that Twinsburg office and her schedulers elsewhere.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

Doctor was patient and offered her availabllity for further questions if I had any

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Doctor appears overloaded. Literally runs between patients. No explanation of severity of diagnosis or effectiveness of treatment.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2018

Felt a little rushed. Once the Dr. came into the exam room she seemed to be in a hurry. I don't know if she was behind schedule but I felt like she wanted to get going and some of the staff was talking about leaving early because they had to stay late one day

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2018

Dr.Sood is very pleasant ,knowledgeable and thorough

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2018

I'm an advanced glaucoma patient, surgery is the next step if pressure doesn't improve with drops. I asked if there were New meds and was told yes... I wish my doctor would have brought it up instead of my having to ask.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2018

Dr. Sood is very good at informing me of my condition..very nice too!! glad i have he as my dr. for my eye problem.. waiting time was very long in the waiting room and in the exam room....she said it was a really busy day..

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2018

Very nice and courteous doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2018

excellent doctor, great receptionists!

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018

Doctor Sood needs to have more courtesy toward her patients. She was very short and adbrub during the exam. Sounded like a robot explaining options and directions for cataract surgery. I felt rushed and patronize.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

Would like to have the office open half a day on Saturdays. I would not have to take off work as much when it comes to seeing a Specialty provider.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2018

Dr. seemed very hurried.. prescribed new medication with very little info about side effects . All questions were answered with a "we'll see" answer . Reluctant to discuss future outcomes that may include surgery. She seemed to have one foot at the door as soon as she looked at my eyes and prescribed new medication. As I said, she seemed very anxious to get out of the room. I don't believe she spent more than 8 minutes with me ..if that. Never smiles and not welcoming at all. she is however, very professional and does respond quickly to my chart.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

My visit with Dr. Sood was exactly as I expected. Things went very smoothly and I left happy.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

there was a long wait because the doctor had to deal with an emergency but I was kept informed about the problem frequently.I had no complaints about the delay....some day I might need emergency care

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

this was a routine eye exam but I had questions that were dealt with by the Doctor

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

apparently the doctor seems a bit over loaded with patients to e served in a timely manner. This seems to put the doctor and patient in a compromised situation. This in the long run could ultimately compromise services rendered.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2018

provider is fantastic but office seemed completely overwhelmed and over scheduled. the time spent purely waiting while there was excessive

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2018

Dr Sood is caring and accommodating and well informed

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