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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Avon Lake Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Avon Lake Family Health Center
Primary Location

Avon Lake Family Health Center



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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 - University of Akron
Akron, OH USA

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Christopher Erwin, 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 9/14/2020, Dr. Erwin 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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* 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

375 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

52 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

My doctor was very knowledgeable and skillful; I was very impressed

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Everyone was kind and respectful. I have great confidence in Dr. Erwin.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Genuinely concerned about me and my health. That's why I drive an hour to see him! Dr Erwin makes sure I am comfortable and makes my well being his #1 priority.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

we love dr erwin

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr. Erwin was kind, caring and professional in all his communications and manner.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

superior doctor

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

I am always very comfortable with Dr. Erwin

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Love Dr. Irwin

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

First visit with Dr. Erwin and it was urgent. He appropriately assessed my eye event. I asked about continuing my care with him and he assured me that he would be able to follow me as a patient. We made plans for future visits.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Dr. Erwin exceeded my expectations

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

great doctor

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Very good experience. Dr Erwin took time to explain issue with my eyesight to make sure everything was understood.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

Christopher went above and beyond any explanation any doctor ever has about my condition.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

Dr. Erwin is fantastic. I've been his patient for a few years now and every time he is kind, courteous and is super personable

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

Dr. Erwin is very thorough in the care he provides. He's also very funny and pleasant to talk to.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

The Dr was very patient and answered all my questions, even when I still didn't understand.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr Erwin is the best! caring, nice, warm and an excellent physician!

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

We have always seen Dr. Marcotty, who retired this past December. This was out first appt with Dr. Erwin; it was exceptionally positive. I've booked an appt for my older son to see him, too.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Dr. Irwin is just a fantastic care provider. He is courteous, respectful, Has a wonderful sense of humor, and treats his patients with the utmost kindness and respect. I would recommend him in a heartbeat. I have other family members who also our patients of his, and they feel the same.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

I came to Dr Erwin as a referral as my previous eye doctor was cold and impersonal. Dr Erwin is the opposite. I feel will provide me with the very best care for my eyes.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

I chose this Avon Lake facility and and Doctor for the excellent service.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Overall great experience. Team was prompt. Dr Erwin is always friendly and listens to any concerns that I might have. Follows up on previous issues.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Dr Erwin took his time, listened, answered all my questions. He is very kind, doesn't rush you!!!

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

Dr. Erwin is very courteous and informative. My family and I will continue to see Dr. Erwin for future check-ups and concerns. I would definitely recommend Dr. Erwin to others.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

overall, very good experience with this doctor and his staff.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Excellent, always very courteous and professional. My daughters are always very happy with how *Dr. Erwin communicates with them.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

professional great interaction with patients. excellent doctor

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Outstanding Dr. Erwin is extremely patient friendly.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

I am very satisfied with my visit with Dr irwin. although not happy with having to go else where for glasses witch I know is not your doung.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

My son really liked *Dr. Erwin!

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

Dr Erwin is wonderful!

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Dr very nice and professional

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

Dr Erwin is the best! I have sent family members to see him

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

Dr. Erwin was outstanding. Would highly recommend!!

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

Dr. Erwin and the staff were polite and professional.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Always enjoy Dr. Erwin's concerned and direct manner of communicating the health of my eyes...

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Dr Erwin is very knowledgeable and has great communication skills!

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

I was recommended for this Doctor and would recommend him also he was the best I have seen in years

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

Dr. Erwin was excellent, he was very kind and patient, had a good sense of humor and the professional experience to explain things to me where i can understand them.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

The staff and the eye doctor were great.Very friendly and listened to my concerns.Explained what treatment to expect over the next couple of years due to the aging process.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

The Dr was very patient, listened well, answered all of questions; just amazing.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

Dr. Erwin exceeded my expectation. Took time to listen, answered all my questions and educated me well.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Dr Erwin was professional, courteous and friendly

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

He noticed another health issue I have and educated me on possible effect it could have with my eyes. I had never been told about this by any other doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Whoever HIRES the doctors at the CC knows what they are doing. The CC, for the most part, has excellent doctors. Sadly, whoever handles the administrative functioning of the CC leaves much to be desired. Or perhaps they are just trying to make patients LEAVE the CC? I speak as holding a doctorate in Renaissance/Shakespearean literature and having been named "Distinguished Teacher of the Year" at UC, in my other life before I moved to Cleveland. I am an excellent judge of professionalism, in other fields as well my own field. Dr. Irwin examined me in a timely fashion; he was knowledgeable and comprehensive in his examination and thorough in explaining the situation to me-even to diagnosing what most probably had caused the eye blood vessel Rupture. To answer the last question: The irony is that Dr. Irwin is SO EXCELLENT I would recommend him DESPITE the fact that he is with the CC. I have left the CC for my primary--or anyone else I might need in the future-except I stayed with Dr. Irwin. I am not sorry I did, despite the initial experience of trying to schedule, although that experience would continue to cause me to NOT recommend the CC to anyone for ANYTHING else at all, other than the Drs. Irwin and Dr.. Haberer. And Dr. Dan Sweeney. These doctors are so excellent that it is sad the administrative unit turns people like me off. Enough said-it is the CC, not the doctors that has caused me to join UH.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Dr. Erwin is wonderful. He is caring, professional, bright, and adept at this practice. I am grateful.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

I am grateful for Dr. Erwin and the Cleveland Clinic team. Thank you.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

I scheduled this appointment as a result of my displeasure with the last Dr regarding my eye condition. I am glad I did as i felt very satisfied with the visit and Dr Irwin. he took his time and throughly explained my condition.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr. Erwin and staff are wonderful.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Dr. Erwin took the time to connect with my daughter and ask her about her interests and aspirations. She felt included in her care and comfortable with getting glasses. She actually said that she would look forward to going to her next appointment.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr. Erwin always good to deal with and is very thorough.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr Erwin came outside and explained my condition to my wife.

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