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

Residency - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA


  • Ophthalmology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/27/2020, Dr. Ellison 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

558 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

80 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Dr. Ellison was kind and professional.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

Dr Ellison has been my opthomoogist for several years. He knows what is going on and keeps me informed.

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2020

excellent doctor&staff

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2020

Dr. Ellison and the staff are always helpful and gracious. Ample time is taken and there is no sense of being rushed through an important process.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Dr Ellison's scheduling manager, Ms. Brown, is a major enhancement to any mefical practice.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Dr. Ellison generates respect.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Dr Ellison is simply the best. Also provided explanation of his take on the Covid vaccines. info was very timely and much appreciated

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Dr Ellison is an outstanding, caring Doctor. He takes time to explain things. and to answer questions! He is very thorough

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Dr Ellison has been an excellent eye Dr for many years. I like that he asked me if I had any questions & was seriously involved in my questions!

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

great doctor. nice staff. very clean and covid compliant

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Quick service, good explanations from the doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

Dr. Ellison is an excellent medical specialist provider.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

Dr. Ellison is the best. Anyone in need of cataract and other specialized a medical care, he is the one to go to.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

The doctor is good. His staff was poor!

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Dr Ellison is a person of dignity and he respects his patients. he has a great sense of humor and ability to listen carefully. I would choose him over many.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

I love dr. Richard Ellison. I've been with him for years and I am totally satisfied with his professionalism and sense of humor

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

I do appreciate how well the Dr. explains things and is patient with any questions.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Dr. Ellison is wonderful.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Dr. Ellison is the best!!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

love Dr Ellison

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Dr. Ellison was great. he took the needed time to examine me and provide a great explanation of my situation. the schedulers were also great. thanks!

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

All the staff I encountered on this visit were very professional and pleasant! Dr Ellison was also very professional and thorough!

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020


Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Great team and Doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

I highly recommend Dr Ellison.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Dr. Ellison and his team were totally professional and helpful. I would absolutely tell my friends and family to see him.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

I was well pleased with my service. Although Dr. Ellison was in the mist of a emerency he saw me and was very thorough.They had squeeded me in for a late appointment.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

The care provider was very good, kind and helpful.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

Dr Ellison is an exceptional doctor Very concerned about your problems

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

I think the care I was provided was excellent. I was explained things and I was listened to. I would definitely refer this physician.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

I feel everyone worked together to give me good care and again would recommend this physician.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

excellent physician

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

I always have good experience with my Dr. which in this case is Dr. Ellison.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr Ellison is a doctor who still has a personal rapport with his patients which is very much appreciated In this age assembly line medicine.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

I appreciated that Dr. Ellison got me scheduled easily.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Dr. Ellison was professional, kind, and courteous throughout the examination and answered any of my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Dr. Ellison and his staff are exceptional. They are willing to help, answer questions, etc. with efficiency and kindness.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

This is my second cataract surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Ellison and his staff. They are excellent.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Dr. Ellison is a personable, knowledgeable and very experienced professional. I am a former health care provider, still active in the broader health care arena, and he gained my confidence and respect immediately. I would recommend him and his office staff to anyone seeking excellent ophthalmologic care.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Dr. Ellison listened to my concerns and questions and did an excellent job in answering them.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Realizing how busy doctors are we were surprised to get an appointment as soon as we did.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

I have absolute confidence in Dr. Ellison.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

*Dr. Ellison, always caring & well informed. I've gone to him for at least 50 years. I'm 85.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

This was my first visit with this Dr. since mine retired and I was pleased with his care and he answered all of my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Dr. Ellison is exceptionally professional and very personable-what better combination is there!

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Dr Ellison is a highly skilled medical provider

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr. Ellison is and always has been outstanding. A true professional.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr Ellison is ( and has always been) a helpful. caring & personable doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Dr. Ellison is excellent, caring, compassionate and professional.

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

like Dr Ellison. Always takes the time to answer any questions

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

I am very satisfied with the service I received from Dr. Ellison and his staff.

Reviewed on May 16, 2020

Wonderful doctor. I only want him as my ophthalmologist!

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

First time to see this Doctor. Found him to be patient and communicated easily with me regarding my issue

Reviewed on May 2, 2020

Dr. Ellison was very kind and helped us make the connection.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2020

Dr. Ellison was wonderful, as always! And I even referred my own father to him the very next day!

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

Dr. Ellison is very personable. Here, he utilized "telemedicine" in a very expedient way to respond to my complaint.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

tele-medical appointment with Dr. Ellison. The technology worked very well.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Dr. Ellison was thorough, courteous and explained all aspects of my treatment during the visit.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Dr. Weissfeld spent more time with me and asked more questions than any Dr I have ever seen. Very thorough which I greatly appreciated. I finally feel after dealing with daily headaches and debilitating migraines I am finally getting somewhere, not just being prescribed something and dismissed. I hope he stays.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Dr. Ellison always takes the time to listen to my concerns and to answer my questions. I like the fact that he is "conservative" in his plan for treatment. He does not prescribe medications right away but suggests ways/things I can do to alleviate problems.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

love Dr Ellison..would and have recommended him to others

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

The doctor was tops and helpful

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Every step on the way to my appointment was seamless. Dr Ellison is amazing...clearly at the top of his profession!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Dr Ellison is professional, thorough and informative while maintaining a very personable demeanor.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

I love Dr. Ellison. He is very kind and thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Excellent, ,knowledgeable doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Dr. Ellison is an awesome eye doctor and has done a great job on my eyes.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

My right eye cataract grew bigger in a few short months. Called and saw Dr. Ellison same week.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr. Ellison is nice, and is a good doctor. but I felt rushed. it seems to be a very busy practice

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

I have always liked Dr Ellison. I trust him

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr. Ellison and his Team are great medical providers.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr. Ellison was referred to me by another patient and I was very pleased with his care.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

I would happily recommend this office/ doctor

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Both Dr. Ellison and Heather were excellent caregivers, providing explanations, being patient with me, being both professional and personable.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

excellent all around, very impressed with Dr Ellison

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr. Ellison is very professional, very thorough in his evaluation of my eye problem. I left there feeling very confident and assured. Looking forward to my next visit with the specialist. Thank you

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr Ellison is phenomenal.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

My exam was thorough and the physician answered all of my questions. He did not rush through my exam. I was very satisfied.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

very caring care provider and explained everything to me. very thorough by making sure nothing is missed. I really appreciate his thoroughness and explanation as to why he's doing certain tests and results as he finds them.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

very good i have been with dr elision for a good number of years He is a great doctor

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