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

344 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

39 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2019

very thoroughly, friendly and very helpful on answering the questions!! Dr. Erwin is the best!!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

recommend people all the time.. Dr Erwin is amazing

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

Love Dr Irwin! So very down to earth. Easy to talk with.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

An outstanding experience. He listened carefully and explained thoroughly the situation and my diagnosis. He was most caring and a wonderful representation of what a good doctor can and should be.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

The Doctor was awesome

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

Dr. Erwin was awesome!!! The best eye doctor I have ever seen....Best Visit ever!!

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

Even thow he was behind and apologized he still explained everything to me. He is a very good doctor and have recommended him to many people

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

Dr Erwin was outstanding in professionalism, knowledge, and empathy. His staff was friendly, helpful, and very accommodating. It was a great visit. Thank you for hiring such excellent personnel to represent the Cleveland Clinic with such pride.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

Dr Erwin spent a lot of time with me and was very thorough in his diagnosis. top notch doc and staff.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2019

Dr Erwin made me feel VERY COMFORTABLE. I would definitely recommend him.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2018

I feel he is the most thorough eye doctor I have visited

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2018

Dr Erwin is just an AWSOME doctor. he cares. I like Dr Erwin alot.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2018

Dr. Erwin was a great doctor. He was quick and efficient and didn't make me wait hours just to be seen.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2018

was a new doc f9r me since we had recently moved. I had an eye issue and was very anxious and scared. Dr Erwin was patient and comforting. He diagnosed my eye perfectly, and referred me to a surgeon and Even got an appointment for me the next day. I CC and I'm so grateful you're in Cleveland.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

The doctor was very kind and explained everything very well. The lady who fit my kids for glasses (Shannon) was exceptionally sweet and knew exactly what she was doing. she was very patient and a big help to us!

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2018

Dr. Erwin was great!

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