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 College of Medicine
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

258 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

76 Patient Comments

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 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.

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.

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