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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Contact Lenses
  • Contact Lenses
  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Eye Examinations
  • Eyeglasses
  • FAA Eye Exam
  • Optometry
  • Pediatric Optometry
  • Vision Screening
View all 9 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • 20/20 Vision
  • Aging and Your Eyes
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Diabetic Eye
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Care Facts for Older Americans
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters and Flashes
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Pink Eye
  • Red Eye
View all 16 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Specialty Interests

Adult Optometry, Pediatric Optometry (including children with Autism Spectrum disorders), Surgical co-management of cataract surgery, Contact Lenses

Awards & Honors

  • Ohio Young Optometrist of the Year, 2010
    Cole Vision Award for Clinical Excellence
    Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Robert Engel, OD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/6/2023, Dr. Engel 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

505 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

110 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2024

Dr. Robert Engel went beyond my expectations!What a caring Doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2024

Very good doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2024

As always, Dr. Engel was respectful, friendly, and Informative. He explained everything thoroughly in a manner that I could understand. He answered all of my questions and made sure to ask If there were any other things that needed explanation.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2024

Dr. Engel and his team are the best!!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2024

Dr Engle was great! He was very personable and took the time to answer all of my questions

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

Love Dr. Engel! Personable, explains what's happening, shows concern, and happy to answer questions.

Reviewed on May 28, 2024

Dr. Engel was friendly, courteous and professional -- the best! He explained the condition of my eyes and was reassuring about any future changes. I will continue to see him for vision care.

Reviewed on May 28, 2024

I was very pleased with the care I received and would recommend Dr. Engel and the Clinic staff.

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

The scheduling person originally scheduled me with the wrong Dr and didn't contact me about that until the day of my appt to cancel causing me to lose a day of work because it takes me over 2 hrs to get there. Then have to wait another 7 weeks to get in to see the eye dr.

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Dr. Engel set up the appointment for me as a follow up regarding eye drops I was using, so it was very easy.

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Dr. Engel is a very attentive, friendly doctor who has a genuine concern for his patients. It would be great if all physicians had his warm and caring disposition.

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

My Doctor Robert Engle was wonderful!He address my eye issues and reassured me. He was very comforting and very knowledgeable about treatment my eye issues!!

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Dr. Engel is amazing! He always takes time to listen to concerns I have. Helps me resolve issues I may have with my eyeglass scripts. He is just wonderful.

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

Provider and clinical team were great.

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

Dr Engle examined my eye, assured me that there was no damage and nothing to be concerned about.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Dr. Engel always demonstrates an extraordinary level of respect and empathy for me and my child.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

I have recommended Dr. Engel to several others.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Dr Engel was excellent. This was my first visit with him. He spent a lot of time with me and was extremely helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

My husband and I value Dr. Engel's level of care and commitment to assisting with my care.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Very good total experience especially with Dr. Engel, I've talked about his warm caring professional personality with my family and friends.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Dr Engel is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr. Engel is an excellent doctor. He's thorough and nice. He is very kind to his patients.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

Dr Engel is fabulous. I cannot recommend him enough

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

Love Dr Engel. Have been going to him for years.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

Dr. Engel was knowledgeable, efficient, and had concern for my eyesight. He took the time to explain options, provided additional detail when asked, and a few times asked if I needed to review what he told me. On top of that he had a sense of humor.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Dr Robert Engle is a VERY GOOD eye doctor. He has a very pleasant personality and he always cares. I can't say enough good things about him.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Dr. Engel is the best!!!

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

Dr. Robert Engles staff was extremely helpful and made me feel at ease.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Love Dr. Angel

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

The best doctor at Cleveland clinic!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Everyone was so courteous professional and efficient. Dr. Engel was the best. I was worried about my eyes and he eased my anxiety.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr. Showed great interest to discover my concerns and talked through solutions very effectively.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Despite running late, Dr. Engel was courteous, cheerful, and focused on me and my care.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

The Doctor was one of the nicest people I have met in a long time

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

My visit with Dr. Engle was excellent. He was very thorough, listened to my concerns, answered all of my questions. I left feeling that I had a very thorough exam. I did not feel rushed and I thought that I received the best possible care. Dr. Engle is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr Engle goes above and beyond to make sure he has determined the best prescription possible for you. He is patient and kind and is an excellent provider!

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Doctor has kept me informed.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr. Engle provided me the best eye exam I've ever had. I've been getting eye exams every couple of years for the last 40, and I've never had as though an eye exam in that time.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

Dr Engel is excellent! Very knowledgeable, and kind

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Dr. Engle is a gem, Cleveland Clinic is lucky to have him.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr Engle is very informative for the questions I have so I can understand what things mean that is much appreciated appreciated.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Dr Robert Engle was wonderful. Can't say enough good things about my exam and appointment with him. Definitely glad that I had him for my exam

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr. Engel is a wonderful doctor. Very thorough and listens to all my concerns and questions.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. Engel was very thorough and careful.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr. Engel was very professional. Excellent dialog about my vision needs.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Dr.Engel is an outstanding physician.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

Dr. Engel was excellent

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2023

Can't ask for a better provider!

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2023

Very caring Doctor

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

This was my second visit with Dr. Engel. I consider him "MY eye doctor."

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

This was the most caring and comprehensive eye exam that I have had in years. This is my new provider- for sure!!

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr. Engel is always kind and helpful. He answers and explains things to me. He is very caring

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Doctor and assistant had great "bedside manner." Obvious that they cared for me as a person.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr Engel is thorough & efficient...makes every effort to meet my concerns. I always recommend him to others

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr Engel is awesome. His assistant, Jason, was great too!

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr. Engle was right on time and did a thorough evaluation. He was very friendly and professional

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr Engel is the BEST!

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr. Engel explained everything very well, answered all of my questions, and was so upbeat and positive and pleasant.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr. Rob Engle is Always Wonderful!

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr. Engle is always friendly, attentive and great with me and my kids

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr. Engle is very efficient and professional. He has always given me extra care with my vision problem and has always made me feel at ease with his positive, cheerful demeanor.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. Engle is great!! Caring, concerned,knew my eyes better than I do. Top notch doctor, and both my husband and I are more than satisfied with him. Enjoy being his patients!!

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

The doctor is excellent. Attention to details is unmatched.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Excellent! Attention to details by the doctor is unmatched!

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Great communication between Dr. Engel and his assistant (I'm so sorry I forget her name) you could tell they work well together and have respect for one another. Make the visit more enjoyable

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr. Engel was wonderful, kind,considerate, k owledgeable! He even returned my call on Sunday!!

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

He is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr Engle is the best!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Dr. Robert Engle was very professional, took time to explain my issue and how to take care of it.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Dr. Robert Engle was personable and professional. He took the time to explain my issue and what to do to resolve it.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr Engel is amazing.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

All of the doctors and staff have been excellent in caring for my eye issues.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr Engel was extremely patient and courteous.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Dr was very nice.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr. Engel has great bedside demeanor give great explanations of what he is doing and explaining any findings

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

I will come back to this doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr. Engel was attentive and very personable. He explained everything clearly. I highly recommend Dr. Engel.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Engel went above and beyond my expectations. He took a lot of time to figure out my very complex vision issues. I think he's the best optometrist I have had in my 65 years of needing help with my vision

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Dr. Engle is the best!!

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

He is an excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Always enjoy my appts with Dr. Engle, he is so kind and personable.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Doctor Robert Engel is a very professional And knowledgeable Optometrist. He treats his patients with the utmost care and respect.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Even though 5 is the highest rating I would Dr. Engel a 10 in all categories!!!

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Best doctor anywhere!

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr. Engle is very caring he listens to his patients answers the questions and did a very complete exam.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Only hospital I would go to for caring kind and excellent treatment. They have world class doctors and staff. Top notch

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr Engels is superlative - knowledgeable, competent, kind and personable. Every caregiver should be like him

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Dr Engel is very personable He made sure that I knew all the details and made sure that I had a clear understanding of the situation and the steps that need to be taken

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr. Engle is one of the best, and represents what it means to be a healthcare professional and a patient advocate.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr. Engle is the best doctor I have ever seen. He is kind hearted and listens, going above and beyond his call of duty.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Love Dr. Engle!!!

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

He's the best; so competent and great bedside manner

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Great provider

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr Engle was professional and caring

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

First encounter with Dr. Engel and will ask for him next year. Absolutely superb in all respects.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr Robert Engle was up front and straightforward with me and I appreciate that and you took the time to comfort me and say look we're going to get through this and you'll be okay that's a doctor who cares about his patients

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

The great doctor

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr. Engel is very good at finding the right prescription for me!

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

I often recommend Dr. Engel!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr. Engel's team is the best!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr. Engel is the fantastic. Respectful, courteous, and really knows his stuff. He' my favorite Cleveland Clinic physician.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Engel takes the Tim needed and attends to detail. He knows how to make a patient feel like the most cared for person in the moment.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Robert Engel is a an awesome doctor and very professional.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Highly recommend Dr. Engle. He took the time to listen to us and answer all of our questions, he was great

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Engel was beyond very good!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Engel is an excellent OD!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr engel very respectfull and nice

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

*Dr. Engel was friendly, kind and knowledgeable. I liked him a lot.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

The "Fair/#3" response has nothing to do with Dr. Engel. It is extremely difficult to make an appointment or contact someone for a live conversation.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr. Engel is in a class by himself. I have been a patient of his for 20 years. He has always been kind, courteous,informative, educated, easy to talk and concerned about you and any issues you are having. An EXCELLENT physician and an even better person.

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