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 School - 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 9/8/2018, 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

232 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

28 Patient Comments

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 very conscientious and thorough. He's the best.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

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

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

I have been seeing Dr. Yeakley for many years. He is a very goid and thorough doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

Dr. Yeakley is very thorough and patiently explains things to me.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

I have been going to this provider for at least 25 years and have always been very satisfied with the professional care I have received from both the provider and all of his staff.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018

after I went into the exam room it took an exceptionally long time to see the doctor. but that said said he gave me a very through exam and took into consideration my medical problems.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

I haven't had any negative experiences with Dr. Yeakley or his staff in all the years that I have dealt with him. I thoroughly trust him with my eyesight.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

I thoroughly trust Dr Yeakley with my vision, he has kept on top of any concerns, explains to me in detail the changes that are going on with my vision, and what to expect, as I am aging.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

This appointment took far too long. I had to wait 35 minutes after an hour of preliminaries to see Dr. Yeakley.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

35 minutes between an hour of preliminary exams by staff and actually seeing the doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018

Dr. Yeakley and staff are very pleasant and listen to concerns and Dr. Yeakley gives answers to my questions. I see him every year in June for eye exam and check for any problems with any related problems with my eyes due to diabetes.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018

This dr. is always behind. He spends a lot of time with the computer.

Reviewed on May 25, 2018

the tech was ok not the most friendly. the dr was good and to the point he found the problem my other opthlmologist could not find. Dry personality but he found the issue. I didn't feel comfortable asking a lot of questions.

Reviewed on May 24, 2018

better time scheduling required every appointment I made I waited at least 1.5 hrs before I saw Dr Yeakley very bad scheduling practices

Reviewed on May 24, 2018

I always sat in the examing room for more than an hr every time before Dr yeakley examined me

Reviewed on May 22, 2018

Glad to be back to Dr Yeakley after being away a few years.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2018

Dr. Yeakley provides outstanding care and concern for my visual health issues. Despite the serious issues I face, I am very fortunate to be under the care of this exemplary physician.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2018

We explained that my dad is in hospice care and needed to be seen without an extended delay and the staff and physician all made a genuine effort to have us in and out about an hour...a record time!

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2018

Care provider is very thorough in covering all areas of medications and follow-upcare.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2018

Dr Yeakley provides excellent patient care.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2017

I had never experienced vision problems before the last 12 - 18 months and had never worn glasses. The rapid deterioration of my vision was worrisome but Dr. Yeakley's diagnoses of cataracts and the prescription for glasses, plus recommended follow up helped my vision now and was assuring for the future.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2017

Every phase of my visit was handled with professionalism and courtesy.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2017

dr yeakley is always thorough and excellent.

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