Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Hillcrest Ophthalmology
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cataract Evaluations
  • Cataract Implant Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Consultations
  • Glaucoma Evaluations
  • Glaucoma Filtering Surgery
  • Glaucoma Implants
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
View all 10 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Glaucomas
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma
  • Pediatric Glaucomas
View all 4 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Bascom Palmer Eye Institute-Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital
Miami, FL USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Scienc
Buffalo, NY USA

Undergraduate - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY USA

Professional Highlights

  • Associate Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Self Assessment Committee Chair, American Academy of Ophthalmology


  • Ophthalmology

Specialty Interests

Adult and pediatric glaucomas, glaucoma consultations and second opinions, and comprehensive ophthalmology

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors in America (many years)
  • Senior Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Ohio Ophthalmological Society
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • American Glaucoma Society
  • Cleveland Ophthalmological Society
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/22/2020, Dr. Rockwood 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

384 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
4.5 out of 5
Explains 4.4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.4

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

first time at Hillcrest hospital to see dr Rockwood. he is the consummate practitioner in my view. Kind, caring and of course competent.It seemed that the new setting was as or perhaps more efficient than the previous one.I have been seeing Dr. Rockwood for the past 18 years.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Dr. Rockwood is the best!!!

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

I've been going to Dr. Rockwood for 22 years. in saving my eyesight and providing me with excellent care he has been a blessing to me!!

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

it is well worth the drive to the main campus for the excellent care Dr. Rockwood has given me!

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

This was the first time for me with this doctor. He didnt seem personable. He was in a rush and never made eye contact with me. I have been going to the Cole institute for years and this was the first time I was uncomfortable.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Doctor Rockwood has been taking wonderful care me for many many years

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Appreciated assistance from *Dr. Rockwood & his staff following the appointment.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Doctor Rockwood greeted me as he walked in he was very cordial he was kind and dealt with my condition very sincere he has been always kind snd thst. is why I come backfor followed

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Dr. Rock wood and his staff were very thorough and professional.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Dr Rockwood is very professional, knowledgeable and complete.

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Outstanding Physician. I feel very fortunate.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

excellent Doctor and assistantsvery knowledgeable and professional

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

I love Dr. Rockwood. I've been under his care for many years. He always explains each procedure and answers my questions thoroughly.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

I've been seeing Dr. Rockwood for several years. It's been a pleasure.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr. Rockwood is an excellent Doctor! Easy to be with too!

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

If insurance issues are a non issue I will continue to use Dr. Rockwood in the future. VERY SATISFIED.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

I like Dr. Rockwood. He is thorough and listens to my concerns. He also answers my questions and helps me with my requests. Very courteous.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr Rockwood is an excellent and knowledgeable dr. I wouldn't go anywhere else. I trust him completely.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

The doctor was excellent. He showed great care and patient and explained clearly with great concern.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

I would definitely recommend others to the Cleveland Clinic. In which I already have. Great doctors and staff. That showed concern, care and courteous to their patients.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Dr. Rockwood barely looked at my eyes and didn't take the time to double check the eye exam to make sure I was leaving with the appropriate corrective prescription for eyeglasses. I would never recommend this provider.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Dr Rockwood answers my questions thoroughly.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Dr. Rockwood was knowledgeable and reassuring.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

Its was a good visit. The doctor was very nice and explain his self to me about my question I had.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

I was at my appointment for about an hour, dr. rockwood saw me for maybe 5 minutes. he said about 2 sentences to me. he was cold and didn't explain anything he was doing. he was in a rush and I even overheard him swearing in the hallway about getting an add-on case. the assistant was lovely and answered all my questions. unfortunately there was a long wait time, probably because the clinic is understaffed for the patient quotas they're trying to meet. maybe the motto should be "profits first" instead of "patients first".

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

scheduling my appointment was easy. my technician was amazing. my appointment took a turn for the worse when I saw dr Rockwood. the examination was less than a minute. I could not even tell you what the man looked like. I feel like he was trying to get me out as soon as possible. I had some serious concerns (loss of peripheral vision, sparkles in the eye) that were not even addressed. I am truly disappointed in the care I received from him.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

I trust Dr. Rockwood completely with my vision. He listens to me, identifies the problem, and corrects it.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

I left the time with dr Rockwood not satisfied. He was brisk and really gave me no solution to my gears and worries. I was sad with the news and really felt he didn't want to help me

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

I have had a good experience with Dr Rockwood and he is very caring and talks to you as a person

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Dr. Rockwood listened to my concerns patiently.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

I feel that my questions were answered and that the physician has diagnosed and recommended treatment for me which I am sure will end an eye problem I have had for a year.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

huge wait for peripheral vision test, then wait for pictures then wait for doc Took all morning at cole eye

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

I simply have good words to say by way of commending the Clinic and its staff members for the extremely satisfactory treatment they have provided. The doctor renewed my spirit and I have the confidence that my eye conditions are not going to deteriorate any further and I will be able to SEE

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