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

Cole Eye Institute, Streetsboro

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Contact Lenses
  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Eye Examinations
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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
Toledo, OH USA

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 9/9/2020, 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

256 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

69 Patient Comments

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 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.

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Everyone was very nice and very helpful especially Dr. Foster

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

the dr was wonderful

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

Dr. Foster was very helpful and understanding.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Dr. Foster is excellent!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

I wanted to contact my eye doctor as soon as possible. The assistant on the phone was amazing in arranging me to actually see a doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

First time I met this doctor and she was amazing. Patient, very knowledgeable and went out of her way to answer ALL of my questions.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

with this appt. I thought it was going to be difficult with this Covid 19 stuff, but the gal at the CCF desk was great & so was Dr. Tucker.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Dr. Foster is one of the nicest people I have met. She is very intelligent, but explained things in a manner that is easy to understand. She took time to explain my diagnosis, how it likely started, how it develops, how to treat it, how long it would likely take to heal, etc. I was so glad the doctor I originally made the appointment with was unavailable. Dr. Foster is excellent! I will definitely recommend her!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr.Foster was excellent in explaining my issues and was very professional.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

excellent experience all the way around. Dr Foster was very informative and very through

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Seriously, the best Dr. of Optometry, I have ever seen! She saw our daughter and myself in the same appointment. She helped my daughter understand everything. She was not hurried, or distracted, or just trying to get thru us like so many Dr's seem to be these days. She is outstanding, and I highly recommend her!

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

dr foster and her team were excellent

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

EXCELLENT PHYSICIAN! Would not hesitate to recommend!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

Dr. Foster was great. my contacts were discontinued and I told her. you concerns with other brands. she recommended a great replacement similar to what I had. she was very kind and helpful. will definitely recommend her!

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

This was my first time seeing her and I will stick with her. She is excellent provider of care. Explains everything as you go along.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr. Foster is wonderful. She is very easy to talk to and completely answers all questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr. Foster was just great and i would highly recommend her . she is a 10 out of 10 for all categories.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Awesome and sweet doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Very good start to a healthcare provider relationship - thank you!

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Dr. Foster was probably one of the best Doctors I have ever seen. caring, thorough and great with my son.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

it was my second visit to Dr. Foster. An exceptional caregiver

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr. Foster great at explaining treatment

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

Dr. Foster is very personal and actively listens. she involves her patients in their plan of care. I have and will continue to recommend her to others.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

I have never felt more cared for than when Dr. Foster was working with me to find the best contacts for me. She understood all the concerns I had and talked them through with me.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

Dr. Foster was very informative, took her time explaining the anatomy of the eye and how it related to the problem I was having.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2019

Dr Foster is kind, compassionate and very thorough. She went above and beyond to provide exceptional care.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2019

I received top notch care from Dr Foster. I appreciated her thorough exam and diagnosis as well as follow up with me. She is kind, caring and compassionate.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

doctor was very good and informative which I needed good job

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2019

The doctor was excellent

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

Dr. Foster was wonderful. Would certainly recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Dr Foster terrific

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Dr. Foster is excellent! All of my concerns were alleviated and I was made to feel confident.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

This was my first visit to this doctor . I would highly recommend her to my family and friends.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

I was very concerned about how Shingles would impact my eyesight. Dr Foster removed all my anxiety with her caring and knowledgeable explanations. I am very grateful to have had Dr. Foster help me navigate this difficult illness.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Dr. Foster was terrific. She was interested, knowledgeable, and very kind.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Dr Foster was kind and caring. I appreciate her willingness to explain everything and her patience with answering all of my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Dr. Foster was honest and spoke with me in a manner in which the lines of communication was excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Dr Foster was kind, patient, thorough and very knowledgeable! She was able to diagnose our daughter's vision problem after previous eye exams with other physicians missed the diagnosis.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

I've been in Healthcare provider myself for over 27 yrs , I have never had such a kind , professional experience from signing it to signing out.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Care was provided by a technician and a physician. Your survey needs work

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Dr Foster was one of the nicest doctors I've ever gone to. She puts you at ease and explains thoroughly. She's going to be my new eye doctor

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

doctor Foster was very knowledgeable..great bedside manner..and a true prosfessional.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Had an overall great experience, would definitely recommend Cole Eye in Streetsboro, Ohio and esp Dr. Foster. She's very down to earth and answered all our questions.

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