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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

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Contact Lenses
  • Contact Lenses
  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Eye Examinations
  • Eyeglasses
  • FAA Eye Exam
  • Full Spectacle and Eyeglass Services
  • Optometry
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • 20/20 Vision
  • Aging and Your Eyes
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Diabetic Eye
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Care Facts for Older Americans
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Fast Facts: Conjunctivitis
  • Floaters And Flashes
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Pink Eye
  • Red Eye
View all 17 Specialties +


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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 9/6/2022, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

284 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

55 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Already have recommended Dr Erwin to family members

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

I really respect Dr. Erwin. He's easy to talk to and always gives excellent explanations and answers to my questions. I trust him.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

Dr. Erwin took time to explain things to me using diagrams. He was not rushed, answering my questions thoroughly.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

I switched my eye care to the Cleveland Clinic after years with another provider so glad I did

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Dr Erwin is the best!!! He is thorough and attentive and is an absolute gem!

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

I recommend Dr. Erwin all the time. He is very thorough in the care he provides. He has a great sense of humor, too.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

This particular practice is always a good experience for us. Highly recommend to everyone needing a new eye doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

Dr Erwin is excellent. Very thorough!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Dr. Erwin and his staff are always extremely accommodating.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

Dr. Erwin is consistently thorough and respectful each and every time I see him throughout the years.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Dr. Erwin identified a stroke in my eye and sent me immediately to the ER. After tests, I am scheduled for a heart valve replacement and aorta fix due to a genetic issue. He likely saved my life. Multiple staff from two hospitals commented to me repeatedly about the amazing catch he made.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

I truly appreciate how Dr. Erwin talked to my father and listened to his concerns. Dr. Erwin was patient with my 86 yr old father who had difficulty processing and articulating his thoughts. Dr. Erwin was wonderful!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

All 5's - which is unusual. The assistant and doctor were just top notch

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Dr. Irwin was exceptional. He prescribed an eyelid cream that worked beautifully. I am so thankful and grateful to have him take such great care of me!!!

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

Dr. Erwin is an angel. He took us in without an appointment just because it was obvious that she desperately needed help. He was kind, smart, and professional.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

Dr. Erwin is an angel.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Staff & Dr. Erwin are great. Never rushed. Always take their times.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Dr Erwin is great

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Dr. Erwin was very personal, knowledgeable and caring. He explained everything carefully and made sure that I understood.

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Dr. Erwin is an absolute gem; I had never met him before this visit but I instantly liked him. His manner and communication were ideal and he has a good sense of humor too! I would give him 10 stars if possible and will certainly be recommending him.

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

I wish I had more reasons to visit an ophthalmologist because I really loved everything about this doctor and his staff/facility.

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

I had a great experience with the physician and his staff. I will definitely come back for any follow up appointments needed.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

I was pleased that the doctor gave me a very good picture of my prescription. He also gave me the decision as to when my procedure should be done.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

Dr. Irwin is very down-to earth and easy to talk to. Didn't like the message (cataracts), but he was very honest about, and remedy for them.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

Eye doctor and helper very insensitive. Didn't feel trusting or comfortable. In a big hurry to get me out. Very bad experience.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

Always a good time visiting Dr Erwins office. Hardly a wait and just easy...

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

Dr Erwin gave me a diagnosis, explained that symptoms may or may not recur, discussed incidental cataract findings. He was great .. Personable and gave me good news!

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Dr Erwin is the best!!!! Great with ppl. Feels like an old friend by the end of the appointment.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2022

Dr Carlson, was kind, patient, and through with her assessment. Dr Coehn, was also kind and caring in discussing my condition and took his time to answer any questions I had.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

My daughter's and I love doctor Erwin. He is the best eye doctor we have seen

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Have already convinced my wife and mother-in-law to see Dr Erwin.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Dr. Irwin was excellent. Very courteous and explained what he was seeing and why he would recommend/not recommend additional screenings. He showed he cared about doing the right thing without doing services that would be additional out of pocket to me outside my insurance. I trusted he would tell me if he felt it was really necessary not just done because of family history.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Assistant and Doctor were clear on services they were providing and next steps. Never waited too long

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Dr. Erwin is an amazing doctor. He has made me feel comfortable in every way during my visit. You should be glad you have someone like him on your team.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Doc is a great guy.Takes his time examining and explaining issues

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2021

Doctor Erwin is excellent...I really look forward to his appointments and care/consultation...he has an ease about himself that makes the appointment very engaging and thorough and he's very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2021

Dr. Erwin has a great disposition and really shows he cares about his patients. I am very comfortable around him, and he is very professional.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Dr. Christopher Erwin is AMAZING. He is so kind and listens to you.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2021

Dr. Chris gives excellent explanations and personable care. He makes a point for me to know he really cares about my eyes and how I'm improving. I would definitely recommend him for anyone seeking eye care.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

I often recommend Dr. Irwin, a superb professional and most gracious and ease-putting professional, to others. It is a Blessing to have doctors like Dr. Irwin still treating patients/not giving up with all the craziness/even insanity for the medical profession In these covid times. When I had cataract surgery, Dr. Irwin provided excellent post-surgical care, as well as r?assurance and encouragement pre-surgery, when I feared the idea of someone cutting my eyes. When Dr. Irwin undertakes an eye examination, he is professional, thorough, Intelligent, yet also accessible In the explanations he provides to me as someone not In the medical field. I am so thankful to know that my (unfortunately, ever growing older) eyes are being cared for by a doctor as excellently capable as Dr. Irwin.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

Dr Erwin was professional through & through. Couple years ago I had a nasty reaction to what I was told was the diluting drops for my eyes. Dr Erwin investigated more & determined it was some other drops that caused my distress. He took the time to show me images he took of my eyes & to explain what he saw, and was never condescending when explaining it all to me. I am gad he is my eye doctor

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Dr. Irwin was so laid back that it felt like talking to an old friend. He was very informative and insightful.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Dr. Erwin is very pleasant. His assistant was great with the pre-exam. I was very pleased with my visit.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Dr. Erwin was extremely conscientious about getting me in to see him.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

The doctor explained everything in easy understand language.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

I have recommended Dr Irwin to several friends. Excellent care given. Listens.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

This survey is not like the others. It has no NA skip to the next question, and it seems an eye-test Dr. Erwin would know I would find harder to read than the usual questionaire.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Dr. Erwin and his staff are terrific. Would never go anywhere else.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

My every experience with the clinic from Dr. Knapp (my PCP), to ER, laboratory, surgeries, physical therapy along with equal treatment of my children and family members I have referred to your system have been nothing but exceptional, accommodating and what I would term as the beat there is.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2021

Great experience. Loved Dr. Irwin. Everyone in the office was very nice. The young lady putting the drops in my eyes was great.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

I really like Dr. Erwin! Calm, chill guy who I feel like I can trust.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

Dr. Erwin took all the time I wanted to review care options and how each would benefit me. Very friendly and very knowledgeable. It would be difficult to improve upon my experience with Dr. Erwin.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

He's a very thorough dr and addresses all my concerns in a thoughtful manner.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

The Doctor was very courteous and friendly.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

He is an excellent doctor and makes Sheldon comfortable.

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