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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

  • Adult Contact Lenses
  • Contact Lenses
  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Eye Examinations
  • Eyeglasses
  • FAA Eye Exam
  • Full Spectacle and Eyeglass Services
  • Optometry
  • Pediatric Optometry
  • Vision Screening
View all 10 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
  • Eye Inflammations
  • Eye Injuries
  • Farsightedness
  • Fast Facts: Conjunctivitis
  • Floaters And Flashes
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
  • Myopia, Pediatric
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Ocular Health
  • Pink Eye
  • Red Eye
View all 21 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 8/31/2022, 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

366 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

104 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Dr. Foster is simply the BEST!Better than all the rest!!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Dr Foster is so nice and caring!

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Dr. Foster is great!

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Dr. Foster was great. She listened, explained everything, and showed me what was going on with my eyes. And within a week I feel so much better. I have had years of suffering from dry eyes and she helped.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Doctor Foster was great! As long as she is right up the street from me, I will be going every year for my check up.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

I have been suffering from a traumatic brain injury and having a lot of issues with my eyes. Dr. foster explain to me exactly what was going on and got me to the right provider within two weeks. She listened intently, took the time to explain to me exactly what was happening, and gave me hope. She is a young provider, very professional, and very very empathetic. Plus she is very smart and knows what she's talking about. I would recommend this provider to anyone I know.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Provider was very attentive and nice

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

*Dr. Foster and all of the staff are awesome!!!!

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Dr. Foster is terrific! She takes time with her patients and is very thorough. There are many Cole Eye locations closer but we drive further just to see her.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Dr. Foster was kind, respectful and I feel that I received excellent care for my eye exam. I hadn't had an exam in quite a while. I had an eye issue back in December and happened to get an appointment with Dr. Foster. She provided treatment at that time and the issue resolved. Because of that experience, I wanted to continue as her patient for general care. Dr. Foster is personable and professional and makes you feel valued as a patient.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

Dr Foster is an amazing Dr that always makes me feel like she cares

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

Very impressed and happy with the courtesy and friendliness of all of the staff, cleanliness of the facility, and incredibly grateful for Dr Lindsey Foster! She is an amazing, kind, knowledgeable, friendly, patient doctor who fully listens to me. You can tell that she truly loves what she does, and cares deeply for her patients!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

Dr Lindsey Foster is incredible! She is knowledgeable, informative, kind, friendly, and listens thoroughly to any problems, questions, or concerns that I've had. You can tell that she truly loves what she does, and is so happy to help others. She cares so deeply for her patients! Thank you, Dr Foster!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Dr Foster is so personable, thorough, explains everything

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Dr. Foster is very competent, caring and professional!

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Dr foster is excellent. Thorough, courteous and professional

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

I am so glad I found Dr. Foster. She is kind, understanding, takes time during the appointment to not only discuss your concerns but also get to know you.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

Dr. Foster was great with Caroline! She was responsive, talked to her and related to her so very well. After leaving the appointment we felt Caroline got good care, and left feeling noticed and listened to. Super refreshing!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Dr. Foster is an exceptional Physician. Very professional and so caring.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Dr is very nice. One of the nicest people I have ever met

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Dr. Foster was very friendly and explained exactly what's going on with my eyes. I had met her once before because my sister had used her for her eye care previously.

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Dr. Foster has an excellent manner and approachable , engaged demeanor

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Dr. Foster is amazing always explains everything in detail and the plan.

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Really liked Dr Foster she explained everything in easy terms really cared will be going back next year.

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Dr Foster made me feel like I mattered. She made my concerns valid in her care for me. She was really quite wonderful

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

It was a great experience. I checked in online, the check in process at the appointment was simple. The facility was clean the staff was friendly and I loved the doctor. She had a great bedside manner and explained everything and was very thorough. I'll be back!

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Dr. Foster is always willing to take the time and consideration to explain.

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Dr. Foster always provides a very professional and enjoyable appointment. It Is a rare ability to make a medical appointment enjoyable. She has a great personality that is ideally suited for medical care. She actually does the impossible and makes the appointment not only pleasurable but something to look forward to each year. Dr. Foster answers all questions in great detail even taking the time to use or draw visual aids to help her patients understand her explanations. I have never felt rushed during the appointment; another rare experience. In my life I have had very few vision-related Doctors who made me feel comfortable, well cared for, and with whom I left my appointment knowing that I would be returning for my next checkup to the same provider, Doctor Foster is one of those. I would and have recommended Dr. Foster to friends, family, and co-workers.

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Dr. Foster is exceptional, easy to talk to, very thorough, explains everything so you really understand, best eye doctor I've seen in a long time. Cleveland Clinic don't let her get away!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

I would recommend this doctor to everyone.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

Doctor Foster was amazing!

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

Dr Foster is Excellent! She takes time to listen and you can tell she really cares about her patients. She goes above and beyond. She made my whole experience wonderful! I will definitely return for any eye needs!

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

Dr. Foster is an outstanding physician. I KNOW she cares about my eye health. She listens to me and provides wonderful care.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

Dr. Foster was amazing. She was very thorough, kind, and took the extra time to explain everything she was going to do prior to doing it to make my daughter comfortable. She's truly an asset to Cleveland Clinic. Will definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a family eye doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Dr Foster is the most kind and caring doctor I've come across in years. I go back to The Cole center because of her positive personality and the attention to details she shows.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2022

I loved my visit with Dr. Foster!

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

Dr.Foster is amazing. Instills so much confidence. Takes the time to explain testing results and next steps. And she's warm and kind.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022


Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

Dr Foster is fabulous!!

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

The reason I selected Dr Foster is that my husband started seeing her a few months ago, was so impressed with her professionalism and proactive approach, he suggested I do the same.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

Dr Lindsey Foster is outstanding. Her interactions with the patient is professional and concerning. She has a way of making u feel comfortable and communicates in a way that the patient understands. She's an asset the the Clinic professional staff.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

Dr. Foster is very professional and kind. I always feel good after our visits together.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

Great Doctor, others should be as compassionate and caring.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2022

*Dr. Foster is compassionate, kind and efficient. She actually looks at you instead of only the screen. She answers questions clearly and never rushes you -

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

She is a Great Doctor. She was very down to earth and friendly. I would highly recommend

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

Dr Foster is the best! Sending family members to her. She is caring and wonderful.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

Dr. Foster is very personable, professional and thorough. She makes you feel like you are being cared for.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

I have already recommended Dr. Foster to several others.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

We love Dr Foster! She explains everything thoroughly, but makes you feel like you are there for a visit with a friend.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

It is always a pleasant experience when I see Dr. Foster. A very compassionate and caring professional whose only desire is to provide one with the best care possible.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

Dr. Foster is awesome! So kind and caring.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Dr.Foster is very kind and compassionate

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Excellent provider! I am very happy with the care I received. I have recommended Dr. Foster to friends and family

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

*Dr. Foster is the most wonderful doctors I have ever had the honor to work with y family.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Dr was thorough and encouraged. Gave excellent instructions. Reception and support staff excellent. Have already directed two people to Cole Eye Institute

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Great doctor, very personable

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Dr Foster is the best most caring doctor I have ever had

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Great people who care Dr Foster explained what she was doing and made sure I understood exactly the conditions of my eyes

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Dr. Lindsey Foster was excellent in all areas. She Immediately put me at ease, listened carefully, shared her expertise and was used our time efficiently. She is the best eye doctor I have seen. I appreciated that she took her time and explained both my current situation and potential future considerations. I would highly recommend her to others.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Dr. Foster was wonderful and even helped me with a referral to a PCP

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Dr. Foster is excellent. She is compassionate about her work and shows genuine concern for her patients. She is very thorough in her diagnosis and explains the results clearly. She is a pleasure to visit with.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

I saw Dr. Foster for an emergency eye injury. I was so fortunate to get an appointment quickly. Dr Foster eased my anxiety and was very encouraging about my injury. She was so compassionate and professional in her treatment. I am now recovering well with no permanent damage to my eye. Cleveland Clinic is very lucky to have her on staffj

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

I will recommend Dr. Foster to everyone. She is amazingly thorough and is so comforting, friendly, and helpful. She is honesty the best doctor I have ever seen. I wish she were available for all of my medical needs!!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Terrific experience. I will come here for all of my vision needs and I will recommend this office to anyone and everyone. Especially Dr. Lindsey.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021

Dr. Foster Lindsay is so caring and sweet. Love her!

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

This doctor is always excellentthat's why I always ask for her. She over and about most. Her care and patient service skills are unmatched. Definitely a keeper! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to tell you about this fine doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

I was a little worried that the person I spoke to said that I hadn't seen Dr Foster before whereas I have seen her several times this year.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Dr Foster is always very professional and caring and thoroughly explains my issues.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Dr. Foster is one of the nicest and most caring doctors I have ever met. She is always in a wonderful mood and takes the time to explain everything in detail. I never feel rushed or that what I am saying is not being heard.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Dr Foster is excellent

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

I have always hated the eye doctor. Dr. Foster made me completely comfortable and I enjoyed my experience! I felt that she really listened to me and took her time to help me resolve my issue

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2021

Very easy to make the appointment. Kim was courteous and helpful as I am a new patient of Dr. Foster's.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2021

I am very happy with Dr. Foster. She came highly recommended by Dr. Allen Roth due to my eye condition.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Lauren was and us a great healthcare provider.She made my son feel better and gave him great instructions. Thank you for having people like Lauren Denninger who are truly interested and concerned in her patients' well being.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Dr Foster has an excellent report with me. She listens and explains things in great detail. She is patient and empathetic. I love her!!!

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

Dr Foster is the best eye doctor I've seen. She's friendly, honest, kind, great with my kids, and a good sense of humor. I will continue trusting my and my family's eye care to Dr Foster.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

Dr. Foster was very thorough and provided excellent care.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

Dr Foster was absolutely amazing. She explained everything in detail and was extremely caring, kind, professional. Will definitely recommend this doctor to friends & family.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

Dr. Foster is very thorough and offers clear, concise, and thoughtful explanations.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021

Excellent visit, Dr. Foster is very helpful and pleasant to be around

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021

*Dr. Foster was awesome! Not only was she personable, but recommended options my previous practice did not and they worked perfectly!

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Dr Foster is friendly and very good with her job

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2021

Dr Foster is fantastic. BUT I just got an insurance denial and she's listed on my insurance as in network. Not happy.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2021

Great staff & doctor at this facility -

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

I would highly recommend Dr Foster she was excellent

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Doctor Foster and staff were so kind and sensitive to my eye problems. Made me feel welcomed from the minute I walked in the door to the minute I walked! Why can't this treatment be the norm when dealing with any agency.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Dr. Foster was absolutely amazing! I learned so much from her and am so grateful for her help.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

Dr Foster is a wonderful doctor. I have terrible eyes and have for a very long time so I have seen many eye doctors. Dr Foster is highly knowledgeable and skilled as well as a lovely caring person

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Dr Foster is extremely caring and competent. She Is a pleasure to see and a very good listener. She Is always able to do more than expected and with pleasure. She makes me feel delighted to have seen her. Dr. Foster feels like a good friend!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Dr. Foster is the BEST! I always enjoy my visits with her. She has great energy and is very professional.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

Outstanding doctor. She exuded enthusiasm, concern, and knowledge of her profession throughout my visit. One of the best, if not the best, medical professionals that I have used.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Dr. Foster was excellent. Great personality and very engaging.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Very thorough and caring physician!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Dr Lindsey was very friendly and very compitant! I will definitely want to see her as often as I need eye dr! Thank you!

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

I have recommended family and friends to have Dr. Foster as their ophthalmologist. There has NEVER been an eye doctor who has treated me with the care and devotion as Dr. Foster. She truly is concerned about my well-being and she is one of the nicest, friendliest doctors I have had. She is outstanding in every way! I love seeing her, even if it's every 6 months.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Dr.was very thorough and explained procedures. Took her time and did not rush you like that department in Twins burg. That's why we switched doctors and location

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Excellent service great staff Doctor was excellent previous doctor I seen acted like let's get done I have more to do I will continue coming here your an asset to the community

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

The doctor listened and was perfect.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Had to drive 40 miles to the appointment due to provider availability.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Dr. Foster made me feel more comfortable the any other doctor than I have seen at the Cleveland Clinic so far. I had a very pleasant experience .

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Dr. Foster is very pleasant and takes her time with her patients. I looked forward to seeing her because she is completely knowledgeable about the eyes. I always learn new things about workings of the eyes and feel relaxed

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Dr. Foster was outstanding. She is an excellent communicator and very personable. We will definitely see her again.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Dr foster completely explained my problem and the treatments to cure it. She was kind, courteous and made me feel totally important

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

My eye has improved quickly and Dr Foster answered every question while I was there.

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