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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/4/2019, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

327 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

48 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Dr is genuine and helps me feel comfortable and ensures I understand everything! Great!

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr. Irwin gave me several options on upcoming decisions and helped me sift through those options and how they would affect me both medically and financially. I greatly appreciate his care.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Doc is so good; he's informative, gentle and caring.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

He was great, listened to my concerns and explained things clearly. For a Friday afternoon, didn't rush me out of there and I appreciate that and him. I would highly recommend Dr. Erwin to others. CCF has a good one.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr Erwin is a fantastic doctor with a outstanding personality

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

he's a wonderful doctor!!!!

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

1st time meeting Dr Erwin. Really like his bedside manner. He was friendly, easy conversation and felt he new my history and did a thorough exam. will definitely refer him and return for future appointments

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

Dr. Erwin is very accessible.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Everyone very congenial and helpful. Dr. Erwin was very attentive and extremely concerned. He said i could contact him or just stop in if I was having any concerns. No other Doctor ever offered these types of services before! They just say see you at your next appointment.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Great Doctor

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Dr. Erwin was kind, knowledgeable, and did a fabulous job interacting with my 16 yr old son. The visit wasn't just all business, Dr. Erwin took time to make us feel comfortable and talked to my son about the hobbies they shared. A big thank you to Dr. Erwin!!

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Dr Erwin found a concern during my exam - thoroughly explained the potential issue and made referral for further work up.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

the Doctor was amazing. very impressed with his personable treatment. he was very good at explaining condition and any concerns.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Dr. Erwin was very thorough and included common sense treatment advice. He didn't try to push me to buy something I didn't need which I truly appreciated. Dr. Erwin is a doctor a look forward to including in my annual wellness care. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

the guy I saw was the coolest doctor I've ever had. 10/10

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

favorite doctor I've had

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

The Dr. and his associates were extremely respectful and helpful

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

excellent provider. He caught something important going on with my eye and explained it well. He took time with me and was very personable.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

My Doctor was great. He removed a piece of metal from my eye. Nice touch Great skill

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr. Erwin was wonderful I was very impressed.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr. Erwin did an exceptional job and I suspect he is overall an extraordinarily exceptional doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Dr. Erwin is a very kind and approachable doctor, and interesting to talk to. I wish all my doctors were more like him.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr. was pleasant and thorough. Wait time was a bit lengthy, but it was squeezed in, as it was an "emergency" and not scheduled.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

love doctor Irwin, he's wonderful. explains everything that needs to be done and is also great with kids.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

The entire process was smooth although they were very buisy and the appoinment seemed a little rushed although Dr. Erwin does an excellent job every time. He is the bomb.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

The doctor was very informative and courteous. Nice guy!

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Dr Erwin was very courteous, professional and to the point

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Dr. Erwin clearly explained the problem and the treatment options. He was easy to talk to and did not act rushed.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

Dr. Erwin is very professional and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

The best I could give in this survey-"Very Good"-does not fully describe Dr. Christopher Irwin; rather, the choices should include "Excellent" for doctors like Dr. Irwin. No one wants to have cataracts diagnosed, then surgeriied, then healed, but it seems as one grows older, such things happen. Dr. Irwin quickly, professionally-and yet gently, too-diagnosed my need for cataract surgery; then took charge of supervising most of the recovery process; for me; since then, he has gently informed me of scar tissue on first, the right eye, and this last time, the left (for which removal I must see my original surgeon, the superb Dr. Haber, again next week). For each of these original diagnoses/follow-up appointments/recovery processes, etc., Dr. Irwin carefully answered each of my questions (or my husband's); he explained the surgical processes and the healing process, etc., completely, and did it with not only kindness-and a dry humor, when appropriate-but even with what I might term "graciousness." I am not exactly sure what that means, except to say that he put me, a person who cannot stand needles or anything medical, at my ease and made me so much more comfortable in the situation I have found myself, needing to have cataracts removed, and then the scar tissue. Graciousness-a "Grace," when one is in a vulnerable situation and one must trust someone else with one's ere sight.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

I felt the doctor was very respectful to me had a sense of humor and I plan on seeing him next year with my checkup

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr Erwin always listens to concerns and discusses pros/cons of treatment options.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

Dr. Erwin is very personable.

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

Dr. Erwin was extremely professional and personable! Very enjoyable experience!

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

Dr. Erwin was really professional and easy to talk to. I will highly recommend him to my peers.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr. Erwin and his staff to everyone

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

Dr.Erwin is very courteous and he took time to hear and understand my concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Dr Erwin is the best eye doctor I have seen

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

*Dr. Erwin is amazing! He is kind, courteous, knowledgeable and really listens. He is a fabulous MD and a true gem!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

Dr Erwin made me feel very comfortable and I felt he cared for me. He made himself very available to me and due to importance of a retina issue, he made sure I knew he'd be available to me at any time if I had problems. He would see me as a priority and told me how to get in if the retina problems showed issues that needed immediate attention. I travel and he also worked on a plan with me to get acces to a provider on the road if I had problem. I did not feel like a cusromer, I felt as though he genuinely cared about my eyes and that was very nice of him

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

doc was awsome...took time to explain.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

this dr was amazing! his knowledge and bed side manner were first class!

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

Dr. Erwin was very knowledgeable in the contact lenses I wear and even told me about upcoming changes/improvements. there was a slight delay in being seen and he as well as all office staff were very apologetic. I didn't feel rushed during my visit.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Dr. Erwin rooks his time to thoroughly examine me and completely answer my questions. when he found a condition he hadn't expected he took a deep dive to check it out and made recommendations to address the problem. He gave me realistic and sensible advice about my eye care.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

The Doctor explain everything and made sure I understood what was going on with my eyes.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

Had to wait a little longer than usual to see the doctor. Forty five minutes before we were put in a room.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Wonderful doctor. Explains things very well. Takes his time. you do not feel rushed.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

Great experience, the doctor was extrealmy informative and I felt very comfortable. He really cares about his patients and it really shows.

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