Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cole Eye Institute, Akron
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Primary Location

Cole Eye Institute, Akron

Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataracts
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters And Flashes
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Presbyopia
  • Red Eye
  • Refractive Errors
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Wills Eye Hospital
Cornea & External Disease
Philadelphia, PA USA

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - College of Wooster
Wooster, OH USA


  • Ophthalmology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/12/2019, Dr. Yeakley 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

151 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
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

Dr. Yeakley has always been kind and thorough and once again explained the results of the exam to me.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019

In previous surveys I have indicated Dr Yeakley sees patients like myself with serious eye issues. Given the level of issues he treats, wait time is relative to the eye care. I appreciate his level of skills, commitment and professionalism afforded to me on each exam.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

Very thorough and professional. would recommend Dr Yeakley to others.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

Dr. Yeakley took his time examining my eyes and addressing my concerns and answering my questions. I saw him for an eye exam because my vision issues were related to a neurological issues so I had a lot of questions and concerns he was very thorough in his explanations and answering all of my questions. I highly recommend Dr. Yeakley, he is not only an excellent clinician he is also a very kind physician as well.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

I'd like to thank Dr parezzi for her time and compassion in saving my vision .

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019

Dr. Yeakey is the ultimate professional. Took time with me; explained everything to me; kind and considerate.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2018

Dr. Yeakley is an ophthalmologist, who treats my eyes for cataracts. He is not my regular physician for general care. I am very confident in, and comfortable with Dr. Yeakley and the staff at the facility and would strongly recommend them to any who would ask.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018

Very thorough eye doctor. Takes the time to explain everything and answers any questions that you might have. I recommend him to anyone that needs an eye doctor. He is the best and so his his staff.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018

Dr. Yeakley takes time with his patients, explains all procedures thoroughly and answers questions completely and understandably

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

Dr. examined the rise in eye pressure and his concern we get the reading down. I agreed with his recommendation to try a different eye drop. More importantly, I appreciate the follow up appointment to ensure the medication is adequately addressing the issue.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

Dr. Yeakley is thorough and I am patient with any wait time. He provides skilled care and works to ensure the best is done to preserve my sight. Also, he sees many patients like myself with eye issues. I appreciate, he works diligently to maintain healthy vision to patients like myself.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2018

system works well - Dr. Yeakley is one of the most trustworthy doctors I have visited - A+ competent - superb patient courtesy

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2018

My provider reviewed all results with me and explained my current status and future options and directions.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2018

Dr. Yeakley is very good with his patience, explains things fully, listens carefully, and is very knowledgeable, unfortunately this means that he runs behind appointment times. He is, however so good at what he does, waiting to see him is a small price to pay!

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

I always have to plan on between 2 & 4 hours for a visit. Dr. Yeakley is very thorough, which often gets him backed up with appointments.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

I had two visits within a week of one another, appointment and follow up, my wait time took about an hour the first time and over an hour and a half the second appointment before I saw the doctor. Service with provider were good, but the wait time was not helpful.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

the doctor typed on computer for over one hour while I sat in the exam chair

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

Very thorough examination and explanationof condition using a model of the eye. Thedoctor referred me to CC main campus to re-evaluate the condition. I followed up with his recommendation and was overall veryimpressed and satisfied with the quality ofcare I received.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

This was my first time with this doctor. Unsure if I will keep him or try another.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

Dr. Yeakley is the BEST. i trust he and his staff completely.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

*Dr. Yeakley is very conscientious and thorough. He's the best.

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