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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
  • Full Spectacle and Eyeglass Services
  • Optometry
  • Pediatric Optometry
  • Vision Screening
View all 10 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
  • Fast Facts: Conjunctivitis
  • Floaters And Flashes
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Pink Eye
  • Red Eye
View all 17 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA

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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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 10/24/2022, 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.

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

299 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

66 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Dr. GARWOOD provided excellent care. He was very thorough in examining my issues.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Provider was exceptionally professional

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

Dr. Engel is great!!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

Dr. Engel was phenomenal. He went out of his way to contact my PCP in the evening, get my medications adjusted, and just gave 5 star treatment. It was a very scary feeling to not know what was going on and for him to explain things in simpler terms and provide care and reassurance, made things that much easier to manage.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Dr Engel is wonderful...caring, professional, takes time with you and personable.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022

Dr. Engel is awesome! He is extremely attune to my desire to wear contact lenses exclusively. He works hard to meet my close up & far away needs via the contacts. He is also very personable & I often recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2022

Dr. Engle is a very responsive doctor. He answers questions and explains the issue.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2022

The Dr and staff worked well together

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2022

Dr. Engel is excellent at what he does and makes you feel amazingly at ease. I felt lucky to have him as my eye doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

Dr. Engel is amazing!!!!

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

I love Dr. Engel. Have been seeing him for years

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

I am a patient of Dr Anna Singh and this was a same day appointment. I was happy to see whoever however I had been seen by this doctor in the past. He was very prompt and courteous as well as helpful.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Dr. Engle has good bedside manners and made our visit very pleasant.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Dr. Engel is an amazing optometrist, my experience with him helped me realize that there is always a doctor out there that can help you with whatever problem you have.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

I really wish my insurance covered Dr. Engle for eye exams he is the only Doctor to notice my concerns and deal with them with me head on.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

The good doctor was treat to meet and I look forward to having my eyes cared for by him.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

Dr Engel was very pleasant, put me at ease, explained all findings about my eyes clearly, and answered my questions completely. Great experience.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2022

Dr. Engel was thorough and was great with communication.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2022

Love Dr. Engel. Very through and concernedn

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

Dr. Engle was very polite, courteous, personable. It was my first visit with him I was extremely pleased

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

He is a very great doctor and I Trust and believe that he will help me with my eyes

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

I will always that Cleveland Clinic take care of me Dr Civic is my primary doctor and I trust him and I know and I believe in him of taking care of me so whatever he decides or what doctors he picked I trust that that's why I stay with Cleveland Clinic cuz I do have the best

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr. Engel is excellent. My prescription is very difficult and he work through all the issues.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Thoroughly enjoyed this eye dr. He's very good and will reccomend him to family

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Dr. Engel is the best physician I have ever experienced through Cleveland Clinic for well visits. He listens well, answers questions clearly, I don't feel rushed, and I feel like he genuinely cares about my health. He is both efficient and kind.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

All the above make it a joy to visit with Dr. Engel

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Would highly recommend care provider

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr. Engel was great helping my son wear contact lenses. He was very afraid initially and now he Is wearing them like a champ.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Dr.Engel was excellent to listen and give me the attention I needed.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Dr. Engel is a thoughtful, caring and very professional practitioner. I have appreciated his patience with my eye infection and his continued interest in my well being.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

I highly recommend Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute because of the excellent care I receive from Dr. Engle, his Cleveland Clinic staff, and his follow-up care and affiliation with Signature Optical staff.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

I enjoyed my visit and received a top rate eye examination from Dr. Engel

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

Dr. Engel is the best! I would not want to go to anyone else.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

I would highly recommend Dr Engel.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

A a kind, Smart Doctor

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Dr Engel is an amazing provider. He is always so happy and positive and caring. I don't trust anyone else with the care of my eyes.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

I saw Dr Engel the first time because I needed to get in to anyone due to an eye infection. I liked his bedside manner so much that I switched to him permanently. I have my 3rd visit with him in August.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Dr. Engel is the best

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Dr was great! Very thorough exam.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Dr Engel is always fantastic.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Dr Engel is the best!

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

I have recommended Dr Engel to several friends and family. He is wonderful!

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Dr. Engle was very concerned about my problem and explained what has happened to my eyes and what I could do to help my problem.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

I loved Dr. Engle!

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

Dr. Engle is a professional doctor who gives his patient complete attention as well as caring for my well being. I have gone to Dr. Engle for 8 years and will continue to do so. I told my son how impressed I am with his care that my son now is his patient as well.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

Dr. Engel is one of the best providers who I see at The Clinic. He is an asset.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

Dr Robert took very good care of me.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2022

Already have recommended Dr Engel

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2022

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Dr Engel has a great personality and was very thorough in his examination of me. I give him top marks!

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

Dr. Engle is the best

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

Dr. Engel has excellent people skills. He picks up on one's concerns which is important since seeing is essential to life. Also seems to remember well our previous discussions and I do not see him that often.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

Dr Engle was very personable, concerned and listened to my eye problems. It was not a routine visit, I was having a problem with my eyes. He looked up my past medical history and saw that I had Sjgren's syndrome. Which affects the eyes. He gave me a prescription and the proper OTC meds that would help me most. I was very happy he was concerned enough to do that! My eyes are doing a lot better now! We set up a visit for a complete eye exam in a month. I really liked him! I would be happy to see him again! I've seen Dr Wagenberg for many yrs.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

I needed a quick appt, not an annual exam. The staff got me in with Dr Engle and I'm so glad they did. He is a very personable doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

Dr Engel does an excellent job and I would highly recommend him to friends and family.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2022

Dr Engel is always very personable and thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

A wonderful doctor and team!

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

He is a very nice and awesome eye doctor

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

Dr Engel is always caring and kind. He takes the time to provide a thorough exam and always explains everything.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

My son had lots of questions. Dr. Engel went out of his way to engage with my son who has a high IQ! We appreciated that.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

I had a very thorough exam with Dr. Engel.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Dr. Engel was very nice and answered any concerns or questions I had during my appointment.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Dr Engle was great

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

I appreciated that Dr. Engel gave me a chance to see a computer screen using the prescription he was giving me for computer glasses.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Such a wonderful doctor! He was kind and caring. I feel very comfortable with him. I would, and will, recommend him to anyone.

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