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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
  • Optometry
View all 7 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
  • Floaters and Flashes
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Pink Eye
  • Red Eye
View all 16 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Medical Education - The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Columbus, OH

Undergraduate - University of Akron
Akron, OH

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 1/1/2024, 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

340 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

56 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 21, 2024

Dr. Irwin and his staff were really wonderful

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

Dr. Erwin is the best provider ever! He is an absolute gem and amazing doctor!

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

Nice clinic, Dr Erwin is professional and thorough.

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

Dr. Erwin has been my optometrist for several years, and he always takes the time to listen to my concerns and provides me the bedside manner that a doctor should without rushing his patient.

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

New provider and took him because he had an opening, but things worked out very well. Gave me a thorough explanation and plan for treatment.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

Dr Erwin and his assistant are great. It's slightly longer drive for me than other CCF facilities but I enjoy and trust Dr Erwin and his assistant.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Always a great experience with Dr. Erwin.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

Doc was honest and offered good solutions for my vision problem

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr Erwin is a great doctor. Listens educates and informs. Very humorous yet very appropriate. Understanding and empathetic love our doctor

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Dr. Erwin is professional, very informative and personable in his approach. Thank you all for your help with our eye and overall health efforts.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Dr. Erwin was able to diagnose my issue fairly quickly. He was compassionate, kind and understanding. I felt confident in his abilities and care he provided. I was grateful to have been recommend to him by Dr. Shao for double vision.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Dr Erwin is an excellent and competent physician.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Dr. Erwin was absolutely wonderful. Extremely caring and compassionate. Took the time to listen to questions as well as explain what was going on. Went above and beyond, taking the extra time to show diagrams and provide patient education to assist with calming my anxiety and fear over my condition. Would 100% recommend him as a provider.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Awesome experience - - I'm a teacher so I really appreciated his thorough explanations and also really listening to my concerns & questions (that's not a given in medicine anymore so it catches your attention when you experience this type of care.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

I will most definitely recommend this location and doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

I had to make 3 different dates and times for this one appointment. I would get a call that doctor would not be in 1st appointment then rescheduled and that one was cancelled the day before my appointment and then finally was seen on the 3rd scheduled appointment. Which was this one.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr. Erwin is great!! He made me feel so comfortable and communicated well with me

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr. Erwin is fantastic. Very thorough and a great sense of humor. He's a really practical and personable person and I appreciate that as a patient.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

First time seeing Rachel, she was excellent!!! She listened, asked questions, we made a plan and was very thorough!. I would definitely recommend her .

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Dr. Erwin is great!

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Never have a problem getting in with Dr. Erwin

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Doctor was good at explaining findings, asking applicable questions and making sure I understood everything.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

I hate to boast about anyone of the Cleveland clinic doctors because they're also good, but Dr. Irwin is outstanding. He takes personal interest in his patience and with me he's very concerned about including me and my care decisions about my eyes and what I can afford as far as medications. He's personable and wants to know what's going on with my Treatment at home and I Don't believe I have ever met a more caring doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Dr Irwin is awesome!

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Excellent, easy to talk to doctor. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Dr Irwin was great!!! Super cool down to earth and great at explaining what was going on with my eyes!!!

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

The best visit to see a provider in YEARS!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Excellent care provider

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Great Dr. Professional, knowledgeable, pleasant

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr Erwin is very kind and excellent at his job.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr E is very professional and friendly. He takes the time answer questions with understandable explanations.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr. Erwin was fantastic! He was genuine, and not only took the time to answer my questions, but took the time to get to know me as a person. Truly positive experience with this doctor and his nursing staff.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr.Erwin treats me like an old friend we get along very well a pleasure to talk to him. Besides, he's already informative.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Great doctor!!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

I have always received excellent care from Dr. Erwin. And I especially appreciate his relaxed, friendly way of conversing with me and explaining the options I have available to me as it pertains to my vision. He is a great listener and a great talker as well!

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr Irwin and his staff is absolutely wonderful.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr Erwin conducted a few tests on my left eye and informed me each step of the way. I felt assured and relaxed because of his calm demeanor and knowlege. He was sincere and helpful in communinicating that I simply needed a few eyedrops during the day and the 'scratch' on the white of my left eye was nearly already healed and very minor and nothing to worry about. I felt confident in his assessment and diagnosis and eye is healed just fine.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Cole eye institute is great. My son was treated there ans I was as well. Both doctors we saw (including dr erwin) were great. Would go there again for any eye needs

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr Erwin was beyond kind & patient with my daughter, who has been experiencing severe mental issues.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Interaction with provider is just fun! He answers my questions and encourages me to contact him if I EVER have a problem.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr. Erwin is the best! He is personable, thorough and provides more education than any other optometrist I have ever seen. He seems invested in my eye health and vision and works with me to make my glasses/contacts fit my life, with work and sports/hobbies etc.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

I recommend Dr Erwin to my family

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

They took me in to see the doctor right away!

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Dr. Erwin was so nice to see me on such short notice! He was very nice informative. I'm so glad I got to see him. He told me that my eye was infected. I had no idea it was infected besides my eye hurting. So grateful for him.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Dr. Erwin was very thorough and explained what he found on his exam to me in terms I could understand.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr. Erwin is so cool, he makes me feel at ease

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr Miller was excellent (I'm an old nurse-been around a lot of doctors). I'm so thankful he's young-we will follow him the rest of our lives.He's a real keeper-so thankful he's ours!!

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

I had a problem and Dr. Erwin & staff members fit me into their full schedule to help me.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr. Erwin explained what the problem was & how to treat it plainly & thoroughly. He was very helpful, concerned & professional.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr Erwin is AWESOME! Listens and gives easy to understand answers to your questions. Very caring.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr Erwin did a thorough exam, explained everything in detail, answered all my questions. Very skilled, and very easy to talk to. I would recommend him to anyone needing to be seen by an Optometrist.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Dr. Erwin is always caring, personable and professional. I think he goes above and beyond to explain in detail every issue or question without being either being sesquipedalian or pedantic.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

I have, and will continue to, recommend Dr. Erwin to those whose insurance include the Clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Very positive experience. Dr Erwin gave thorough and clear explanations, and was very respectful and caring.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Scheduling was a very good experience with Dr. Erwin's office. There was absolutely no problem getting the earliest appointment and one that works with my schedule.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

There could not be a better ophthalmologist, wanting the best for his patient than Dr. Erwin, nor a more caring and friendly and professional individual.. He gives a good exam. He gives good explanations. He works with me to see what treatments would be would work, and is always concerned about how I'm feeling, And right off the bat wants to know how my eyes are doing.

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