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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 8/23/2021, 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

381 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

95 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Dr Foster is friendly and very good with her job

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

I would highly recommend Dr Foster she was excellent

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.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Dr. IS an Incrediblely kind and Knowledgeable physician.. Was put at ease right away with her explanations .

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

Have already recommended Dr. Foster to other family members and several friends. She is awesome. Great patient-focused exam room manor, thorough and professional, very knowledgeable. Was lucky to be randomly assigned to her on blind scheduling and am extremely pleased.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Dr Foster was 10/10. Super friendly, knowledgeable, wanted to be there, would highly recommend!

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

I have recommended Dr. Foster to others several times. She is prompt, efficient, and very caring. She listens to any questions or concerns I may have, and always responds or explains as needed. Dr. Foster is absolutely wonderful as a person and as a provider.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

The doctor was spectacular, listened to my concerns and offered suggestions . Great experience with her .

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Dr. Foster is the best. She obviously cares and takes the time to make sure I understand everything.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Dr. Foster is great

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

I have infact Unrecommended dr foster to my husband. We won't go to anyone elselll

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Dr Stewart is my favorite doctor I have ever had!

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Dr. Foster is so very, very kind :) And she explains everything perfectly.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Dr. Foster is the best! Always a good experience

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr. Foster is top notch. She's a credit to the Clinic and I hope they realize the gem they found when she came on board.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr. Foster is absolutely fantastic!

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

I appreciate that Dr. Foster took the time to explain more complex issues with my eyes, ensuring that I understood what was going on and what the next steps were to remedy.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Dr. Foster has always been amazing with my son. She is so caring and treats him so good, she is absolutely wonderful with children and is definitely 1 in a million.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

The Dr was GREAT she was very informative and let me know and understand what was going on the entire time

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr. Foster is a very kind and compassionate. She makes me feel safe.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

The staff was very pleasantly skilled from the appointment phone call, to the check in counter, to the nurse. Dr. Foster was so skilled and knowledgeable as she performed the eye exam as she explained her findings to me and shared recommendations with prescription's and how I can take care of my eyes on a daily basis. Such as addressing the appropriate computer and driving glasses prescriptions along with sun glasses and eye drops for allergies.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr. Foster took the time to address all of my questions, and I felt that the level of communication was excellent. I will certainly return to this practice.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

*Dr. Foster was excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Dr. Foster is excellent! She explained everything about the health of my eyes and I left feeling quite well.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Dr. Foster was exemplary

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Dr.Foster is such a friendly, caring, and knowledgeable doctor!!!

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

I loved Dr Foster. so willing to help amd available if I have future symptoms

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr. Lindsey Foster she was friendly and professional gave me my prescription lens, the staff was also friendly and fast service thank you I would definitely will be back for future check ups.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Dr. Foster is very patient and explains my situation, solutions and possible future expectations very carefully and completely. Gives one a sense of security that they are being properly cared for.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Dr. Foster was amazing!! I will recommend her to anyone I see!

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Dr. Foster is great! always takes the time to answer any and all of my questions, even the redundant ones. She makes me very comfortable and never talks down to me or makes me feel foolish.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Dr Lindsey Foster is awesome, and I wish I could have known about her 4 years ago. My wife and I glad to have found her.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Dr Foster was thorough and friendly.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

I have had exceptional care providers regarding my eye health through the Cleveland Clinic. This was the first time I had an opportunity to have care provided by Dr. Foster. She explained what she was doing and why in a very retainable way. I felt very well taken care of and understood every part of my exam. She gets a 10/10!

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

Dr.Foster is amazing. along with Dr. yuan I haven't encountered a physician like these two. caring understanding goes beyond to help with what I need done.i can't say enough kudos to you and all star rating. keep up the good work

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Dr. Foster is terrific. I have seen her a number of times and she is always friendly, willing to listen to my concerns, and able to address them promptly. I would definitely recommend her to family and friends.

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 17, 2021

lindsay foster is my absolute favorite doctor, she is so kind and we laughed the entire appointment. she is amazing

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 Dec 2, 2020

Dr. Foster is very good. Makes it easy to recommend her to others.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

Dr. Foster is so informative and caring. Very professional

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