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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cole Eye Institute, Streetsboro
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Primary Location

Cole Eye Institute, Streetsboro

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Contact Lenses
  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Eye Examinations
View all 3 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Conjunctivitis
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Double Vision
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Care Facts for Older Americans
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Inflammations
  • Eye Injuries
  • Keratoconus
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Ocular Health
View all 11 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Salus University
Elkins Park, PA USA

Undergraduate - The University of Toledo College of Medicine
Toledo, OH USA

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Lindsey Foster, OD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 9/9/2020, Dr. Foster 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

343 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

88 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

Lindsey is, as always, a very personable doctor and great to chat with

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Dr. Foster has a positive energy and upbeat temperament. She is thorough and communicates clearly.

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

I am thrilled with both Lindsey and Doug because I am a firm believer in the patient and physician working together to achieve the best medical outcome. Again, the fact that I have many medical allergies, I need to have physicians who will really pay attention to the concerns I have about treatments and help me to understand what I need to be worried about & what is something we simply need to be aware of and deal with when and if it becomes necessary.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

I love Dr. Foster

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Lindsey was thorough and an excellent provider.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr. Foster is wonderful, kind and easy to talk to. Would highly recommend to other patients!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

extremely happy with Dr.Foster. Reccommending her to my wife

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Provider is outstanding ! Best I have ever experienced for eye care

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

I have an unusual problem with my left eye and Dr Foster is doing everything she ca to solve my problem. She is very good,

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Provider was excellent, friendly and helpful

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021


Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

Dr. Foster was very nice and very personable. she explained everything and answered all questions. I am very pleased with my visit.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

Dr. Foster is very good, she is my new permanent care giver.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

Awesome provider! The best eye exam I ever had. She is so personable and professional; explained everything as she moved through the exam. Great asset for CCF

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

good with every thing. Dr Foster excellent

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

Dr. Foster was extremely kind and very effective.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

I have recommended Dr. Foster to my family. She is an outstanding, caring physician. I am so blessed to have her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Good customer service , friendly technician, i loved the way the technician handled my case , and Dr Foster you are God given , very kind , very friendly , you are an amazing doctor , the hospitality is excellent

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Dr Foster is caring , kind and a good doctor , i will definately refer others

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

Dr. Foster gave us the most amazing experience. My son was worried about his eye pain and she made the process of the exam and treatment so easy for him. I loved how she talked to both of us. She was very friendly and comforting while still being reassuring about the condition at hand. I would absolutely HIGHLY recommend her to anyone and I am exploring the option of transferring all of my family's eyecare to her.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

The dr. was great.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Dr. & assistants were great - front desk need an attitude adjustment.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Dr Foster is the best optomologist I every had excellent 5 of 5 rating explains everything and very respectful

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Dr Foster is best eye doctor excellent patient manners and explains everything very patient and kind Cleveland Clinic has a winner in her !

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Dr. Foster is an excellent doctor. She really listens to me and was able to help me with my questions. I have already recommended her to others.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE Dr Foster! She is very caring and always makes sure that I am comfortable. She explains everything very clearly and is sure she is thorough during my examination. Great chairside manner and I've never felt she was rushing me out to get to her next patient.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

Care Provider answered all questions clearly and explanations to concerns were great

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

Dr. Foster and staff are amongst the best I've ever had. Their knowledge and enthusiam for their work are much appreciated.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Dr. Foster has excellent interaction skills, a very pleasant demeanor and is knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Dr. Foster makes me feel very comfortable and is very approachable regarding questions that I have.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Dr. Foster gave the best possible review and presentation of the planned treatment. The Clinic should be proud to have her on its staff. She was prepared, friendly, understanding, organized, and she explained things beautifully.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

I would recommend Dr. Foster to everyone. None better.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Dr Foster is not only a wonderful doctor but also has a very kind, friendly disposition. I didn't feel rushed and felt like I had high quality care.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Dr. Foster was professional yet personable. She was very informative and gave us explanations that we have never gotten before from other providers. I was very pleased with her.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

Dr. Foster is incredibly caring, friendly and thorough. She's an excellent listener and spent an appropriate amount of time with me so I felt 100% confident in my plan of care. She is resourceful and helpful.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

our visit was the way I wish ALL doctor visits would go.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020

Dr. Foster is exceptional. This was my first appointment with her. My husband has seen her twice and highly recommended her. I now know why.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Dr. Foster was amazing and very nice. would highly recommend to others.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

I received prompt and professional medical treatment administered by Dr. Lindsey Foster. Dr. Foster clearly explained what she discovered and provided immediate care followed by instructions for the use of prescription medication to be obtained at my local pharmacy. I am very happy with my experience at the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

Dr. Foster was amazing. She listened, was empathetic, thorough in her examination and didn't rush the exam. I was extremely happy with the care that I received and will recommend her in the future.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Dr. Foster is Always amazing with me and my family. I recommend her to everyone!

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

Dr. Foster was very concerned and helpful in treating my problem

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Very thorough in reviewing my current status as well as laying out a plan for the future. I enjoyed my experience as a new patient of Dr. Foster and would highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Dr. Foster was amazing. I saw her for several visits because Dr. Wilson was not available and she was excellent. I would highly recommend her. She is kind and very informative. Very eager to answer all questions.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Dr. Foster is fantastic!

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

I loved my experience with Dr. Foster. She and her MA were professional and courteous. Even though this office is a little further away from me, I would definitely come back because of my good experience.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

I have been to many doctors in the last 6 mos, Dr Foster has been so helpful and and welcoming. She takes time to explain everything and is great at putting you at ease and remaining hopeful and making a plan of care. I would recommend Dr Foster and I have. The Cleveland Clinic is blessed to have her on their team.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

I wasn't able to get in to see my regular doctor, but once I met Dr. Foster I was so glad it worked out this way. She was amazing, caring, reassuring, and proactive.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

The Doctor was the best doctor I have ever seen in 58 years. She was great, caring and really easy to understand. Made me very comfortable and took the time we needed. No rushing me out even though I was the last appt of the day. Best ever

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Dr.Foster is Amazing, love her! Calling in, and front desk not so much. frustrating at times.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Refreshing to have Dr Foster. She does care! she is my Favorite Dr. that I see.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

I love Dr Foster. She is one of the most kind , caring , respectful Dr I've ever seen. She made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. Explained everything she was doing before she did it. I will see her as long as she is practicing. My Dr for life.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Dr. Foster was kind, professional, and informative.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Dr. Foster is not only an exceptional physician but also a very caring person.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Dr. Foster is wonderful. She is so thorough, easy to talk to, listens and truly cared for me. I have already recommended her. She will be my new eye doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Dr Foster is a very polite n professional Health provider, it was a pleasure listening to her n her intellect !! Dr Foster is very knowledgeable !!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Excellent experience. The facility is very neat and clean and the staff are very kind. Dr Lindsay Foster is the best we have ever dealt with.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Overall we feel it is necessary to tell you that the facility, the staff and particularly the Dr far surpassed anything we anticipated. You have a lot to be proud of - at least at that facility.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Best eye doctor I've been too!

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

I would absolutely recommend Dr. Foster to everyone! She is fantastic! So glad I found her!

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Dr. Foster has such a lovely bedside manner. She is very caring and compassionate and I really felt liked she listened to me during my visit. What a lovely experience.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

Dr. Foster is amazing! She is very knowledgeable, competent, and caring. She takes the time to discuss any question or concern I have. She is truly one of the best providers I've ever seen, and delivers exceptional care.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Kim at front desk has been very helpful.Dr. Foster is fantastic.She is super friendly, considerate and attentive.Most importantly, she has unwavering patience during the examinations. I have some difficulties deciphering the charts and she puts no pressure to hurry along like some of my past Optometrists.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

No doubt in my mind...Dr Foster truly cares about my eye health.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr Foster is awesome! It was our first visit with her and she came highly recommended. We love her after our first visit! She was very kind to my son and put him at ease. She was very informative throughout the examination.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Dr Foster is excellent. explains everything very well

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Dr. Foster is a very caring person. She is very professional and thorough. She is very dedicated and compassionate.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Dr. Foster was great

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

the Dr was very nice and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

can I give Dr. Foster higher than 5? Awesome caregiver. knowledgeable, caring, listens intently (and well!), answered my questions in language I could understand. Thrilled to have happened upon her for eyecare needs! Superior experience.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Dr. Foster is a genuinely nice person as well as a very competent doctor. She was our second choice for a needed visit for an eye problem because the wait to see Dr. Ripkin was too long. That said, we will now ask for Dr. Foster for any future exams or problems!

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

compassionate kind and comprehensive eval by doctor......excellent provider with outstanding clinical skills and wonderful bedside manner.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr Foster provided outstanding service to me in my time of need. She is the BOMB!!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Dr. was so wonderful, quite frankly I wish more doctors were as good as her. She took time explained allowed my young son be silly and didn't lose her cool. I will be recommending her to everyone.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

After seeing many eye doctors at Cleveland Clinic *Dr. Foster is my family's favorite. She is a 40 min. drive for us, but worth it. Easy to talk to and takes time to explain everything in detail.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Dr. Foster listened and answered my questions with care and concern.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dr Foster is awesome and so is the staff.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Dr. Foster was very attentive to my needs and engaged with conversation at every point of my visit.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

wish it was this easy with every Doctor I have had!!!!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

never had to leave a message to return call but considering past experiences I am sure there would not be any issues. Dr Foster is easy to talk to. Always has given me good advice or tips with my eye issues. I am very comfortable with her.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr. Foster was EXCELLANT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr Foster made me feel like she knew me personally. Showed great concern and explained everything.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Dr Foster is excellent in every way.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Administrative clinic staff customer service was poor. Care provided by Dr. Foster was OUTSTANDING!

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Dr. Foster provided igh quality care. She is very professional and her expertise is evident in her practice!

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Dr. Foster is exceptional. She is thorough, listens carefully, provides all relevant information, and makes sure questions and concerns are addressed. Every appointment with her is a very positive experience.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

excellent staff beautiful facilityFantastic Doctor

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

she is such a personable doctor who is incredibly detailed.

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