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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

389 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

107 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Outstanding. Best doctor appointment I've ever had. Dr Lindsey and crew were awesome. See ya next year

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr. Foster is great. Takes a lot of time and care.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr Foster is the best with my kids!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Just wish Dr Foster was closer to home

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr Foster was educational, informative, polite, pleasant, and took plenty of time to make sure I left knowledgeable and satisfied

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr. Foster is the BEST optometrist I have ever seen. She is exceptionally competent, courteous, and kind. Dr. Foster represents the Cleveland Clinic in the finest way possible!

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

I am so impressed with Dr. Foster, that my wife sees her now as well.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Excellent provider and experience. Dr. Foster exceeded my expectations. Very kind and thoughtful and gave great explanations regarding my eye health. She also made good and appropriate adjustments to my prescription. Will be referring family members!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Lindsey was very informative and professional while providing thorough and compassionate. She explained at a level I could understand and was very reassuring. I would, without a doubt recommend this care provider to my family and friends.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

Dr. Foster and her staff always offer professional health care.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

Dr Foster was very caring and explained everything in great detail. I liked her very much

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

Dr Foster listen to my concerns.Very patient and understanding.I'm very picky about my Doctors

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

Dr. Foster was thorough, friendly, and took the time necessary to complete the exam.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2022

Dr. Foster was very in depth about the importance of eye health

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Dr Foster is one of the most attentive providers who has ever treated me at CCF. She is proactive, listens, she's kind, thorough, can't say enough about her. My husband goes to her too and he is the one who recommended that I switch to her.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Dr Foster is fabulous

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Dr Foster is very thorough in her examinations. Explains well and shows diagrams so you understand. I wish all my doctors were as caring and personable as she is. One of the best eye doctors around.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Dr. Foster was amazing! She is a true asset to the Cleveland clinic. I cannot remember a better experience that I've ever had with a provider.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Dr Foster is an excellent and caring physician.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Dr. Foster is extremely professional and at the same time is personable. She listens to questions and issues and offers options for treatment. I will happily continue to see her for my eye care.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

The appointment went wonderfully well, and Dr. Foster is very thorough and a pleasure to have as a go to person.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Dr. Foster is an outstanding doctor who has nothing but my best eye health care. She is truly cares about me and my eye health. She explains my results in a way I can understand.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Dr. Foster was PHENOMENAL on every front. Having experienced the polar opposite with certain doctors, Dr Foster reminded me what a master of one's craft can be, and do.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Dr. Foster is outstanding. She is a fantastic example of the care and compassion that I would expect from such a great institution.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Foster. She reviewed Leah's chart beforehand, ordered appropriate tests and explained all and why what she did. She relieved my concerns and was overall a wonderful caregiver.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

I respect Dr. Lindsey Foster for her kind, courteous and thoughtful treatment and care.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

Dr Foster is wonderful. My husband and daughter are now going to her.Have recommended her to several people!

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Dr. Lindsey Fister is amazing. She does a thorough job and explains everything well. She is very pleasant and definitely cares for her patients welfare. She is one of tge best Drs that I have ever met. I will highly recommend her for her skills and kindness. She is a credit to the Eye care field and I trust her with my eye care. She has helped my vision immensely. I went from triplopia vision In 1 eye and and duplopia vision in the other eye to almost seeing a single vision with the scleras. With her help I feel like there is hope for people with my vision issues.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

Dr. Foster is the best!!

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

Dr. Foster was one of the best Dr.'s I have ever seen. If I could give more than A+ I would.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

Dr. Foster was phenomenal.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

She's the nicest & most helpful doctor I've dealt with in the Clinic system, by far.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

Dr. Foster is excellent! extremely professional, intelligent, and caring.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Dr Foster was professional and kind.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2022

Dr Foster provides excellent care. I am very happy with her as my provider.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

My first visit with Dr Foster and was very impressed with her professionalism. She took her time to explain things and answered any questions in a clear, concise way.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

Love Dr. Foster! She takes her time explains everything and why . Best experience, highly recommend her . I have my husband and daughter going to her now . She saw my daughter at the end of her day with an eye infection the day we called !

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Dr.Lindsay is always very compassionate and explains issues with clarity

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

In general, just wish the "whole" office had later times than 3:30. Especially when you work every day. Other than that, I can't say enough good things about *Dr. Foster. She is amazing. Very good w/kids.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Great addition to the Cleveland Clinic doctors. *Dr. Foster was so sweet to my kiddo.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Would definitely recommend Dr Foster to others.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Dr Foster is a very caring person. She communicates clearly to me. I left the office with a clear path of care.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Dr foster is very knowledgeable, genuine , and most personable!

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Dr Foster was kind, courteous and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

What an incredible experience! Dr Foster actively listened to my questions and went above and beyond to make sure I understood. She let me know to message her with any questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Love Dr. Foster!! So helpful and listens to all my concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

The doctor was amazing, took time to explain everything so I could understand, personable, nice and helpful.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

I love Dr. Foster! She takes the time to explain everything. She has a very kind personality.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2022

Dr. Foster is the best!! She's very professional yet personable. She has a genuine care for my eyes, but my overall well-being. If she were to leave the clinic, I would follow her! Lo

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

Dr. Lindsey Foster is TOP NOTCH. She Is empathetic, aware, attentive, respectful, so knowledgeable... Answered questions I didn't even have and Dr. Lindsey puts you at ease. Explains every step she makes and why it's being performed. What results are expected or might find. She Is amazing.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

Very good Dr foster is excellent very polite and understood my problem well bod bless.her

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

Dr. Foster is the best. She listens intently, explains not only what she is doing, but why. I am so very comfortable with her exams, diagnoses and treatment plans. I have recommended her to family members and colleagues several times, and will continue to do so when asked.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

The entire experience was vey professional. I found the eye doctor to be very professional, but also personable and answered any questions that I had thoroughly.

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

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 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 6, 2022

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

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 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 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 21, 2022

She was awesome!

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

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