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 9/27/2019, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

481 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

61 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Dr Chen (?) was excellent

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

great doctor very professional

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2020

Dr Sood is an outstanding physician and I will recommend her practice to everyone I know

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr. Sood and her staff are outstanding!

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Dr. Sood is excellent. It is always a pleasure meeting with her. I have extreme confidence in her ability to manage my eye care.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Dr. Sood is amazing. I did not like my provider that I had at main campus and switched to Dr. Sood two years ago. I have referred her to several of my friends who now see her as well. She listens, is compassionate, and thorough.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr. Sood is superb - always attentive and goes the extra mile to make sure the patient gets what he needs. She dealt with the pharmacy a couple times this past week to get an alternative for a medication they could not obtain. Wonderful!

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Excellent physician!

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr. Sood is a wonderful doctor. She is incredibly knowledgeable, compassionate, and efficient. I am so glad and lucky to be a patient of Dr. Sood's.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Provider is excellent,v.caring,Professional & explains well spending adequate time. Will recommend her to my family& friends.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

I have been seeing Dr. Sood-Mendiratta for over a year and she is absolutely the best in skills, caring and communication.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Excellent care and service by Dr. Sood and staff!

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

i would travel anywhere to see dr sood! she is the best with my son's care

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

I would rate all of above as "Excellent" for Dr Sood. She is knowledgeable, kind, and her treatments are effective. She has operated on my eyes and results are excellent as well.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

I have recommendedCOLE EYE BEACHWOOD to others. And I would recommend Dr Sood to any friends or family who have need of her practice areas.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Wereally like Dr. Sood. She is highly analytical and offers many different scenarios for my mother's treatment of her glaucoma. She answers all questions we through at her. She was accommodating in regard to perhaps scheduling surgery in the future as well! Thoroughly professional.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Dr Sood always professional, knowledgeable.

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Dr Sood and all staff members were courteous and helpful

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Dr. Sood is an excellent doctor. She is on top of my medical needs.

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

Dr Sood is THE best!

Reviewed on May 5, 2020


Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Dr. Sood is always attentive and very caring. We feel very confident in her as Jim's physician and her recommendations and care.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Dr Sood is amazing ! I respect her professionalism and her expertise and appreciate her sensitivity and kindness

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2020

Dr. Sood is a very caring doctor

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

my dr sood is great.caring and thorough and has patience. always go over everything.she is wonderful. i her and appreciate her.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

Dr Sood personally returned my call

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

Dr Sood is thorough and compassionate

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

Dr. Sood is my eye surgeon and optometrist. I am always happy to see her .She is very reassuring and informative. She has called my home prior to surgery to give further explanation of all the procedures. APPLAUSE, APPLAUSE!!

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

Dr. Sood and her team are exceptional with their care and help. I will highly recommend Dr. Sood and her team.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

Dr Sood and her staff were all very pleasant and made me feel at ease.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

excellent doctor

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

I want to thank Dr. Sood's nurse for Patiently answering my questions in order for me to understand the chart that was given to me

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Dr. Sood is the best!!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Recommended *Dr. Sood to 2 friends - Both made appointments and now use her on a regular basis.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Always a good experience with any of the Doctors at the Cole Eye Institute!

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

we really like Dr. Sood. she is thorough and offers many options for treatment.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

doctor and nurse knew their job very well and I was satisfied with the experience. however getting an appointment next to an impossible task.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2019

I was not very clear in the beginning of our discussions about outcomes, but Dr. Sood was very patient with me. I have been pleased with the improvements to my vision so far.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Dr. Sood is an outstanding care provider

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Excellent experience with doctor. she answered questions I had about my examination.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr. Sood was very thorough

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Dr Sood-Mendiratta was, as always, very professional, thorough, and answered all my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

Dr. Sood is great - very competent doctor, would recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

I LOVE , LOVE LOVE my doctor Sood !!! I was SOOO frightened prior to eye surgery and she called me at HOME to reassure me and calm my fears

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

everything with this doctor has been good.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

I have been dealing with many different eye doctors my entire life, and Dr. Sood-Mendiratta is by far the best eye doctor I've ever seen.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr. Sood went way beyond to schedule emergency appointment with a surgeon for my detached retina.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Have longterm good relationship w/this doc and all is well. No surprises, no disappointments.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Dr Sood is always outstanding and totally compassionate and concerned about her patients I highly respect her always

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

I like my Doctor but I don't like the process of making appointments and signing in.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

she is a excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

Dr. Sood is always polite considerate and very informative.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Dr. Sood, Is outstanding. she explains everything and listens to what I am saying. I don't think there is anyone that could beat her. she is just great!

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Love Dr. Sood.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Love Dr. Sood, but making an appointment and the registration at the desk are horrible. Rude, difficult, loud, dismissive. There aren't enough negatives to describe the people at the desk.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Dr. Sood-Mendratti was terrific. Personable and professional. Treated me like a person. Remembered my background.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

She's a grand doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

This doctor is the best!

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Good dr but just overbooked and really doesn't have time to explain in detail. She needs help for so many patients. I think she doesn't complain but would rather be able to spend more than 5 to 10 minutes with her patients.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

I would not recommend this practice only because of wait times. I believe Dr Sood is very capable and professional but is stretched to the limit. That is not her fault. The Clinic need to improve on this. My husband goes to Beachwood Eye Clinic and never has these wait times.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Care provider could look at you (face to face contact) instead of scrolling computer

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