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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Children with Medical Complexity
  • Contact Lenses
  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Eye Examinations
  • Optometry
  • Pediatric Contact Lenses
  • Pediatric Optometry
View all 7 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amblyopia
  • Astigmatism
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Double Vision
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Inflammations
  • Farsightedness
  • Headaches, Children
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Ocular Diseases of Children
  • Ocular Injuries
  • Pediatric Eye Disorders
  • Pediatric Myopia
  • Pediatric Ptosis
  • Pink Eye
  • Refractive Errors
  • Strabismus
View all 21 Specialties +


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About Alexandra Williamson, OD

Dr. Williamson has dedicated her career to the care of children and their vision.  Outside of clinic, she is actively engaged in teaching through continuing education programs for eye care professionals.  She has lectured at the national level about children's vision, specialty contact lenses, myopia management, and other topics.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - American Academy of Optometry
Orlando, FL

Medical Education - Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

Undergraduate - Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA United States

Fellowship - Contact Lens Society of America
Lexington, KY

Awards & Honors

  • Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
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 7/28/2023, Dr. Williamson 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

126 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

She didnt really give me an opportunity to speak. I had to interrupt her so I can ask questions and voice my concern. If I was a more quiet person, my concerns could have gone unnoticed.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Doctor needs to be explain more details about patients & parents concerned

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

The doctor was over an hour late to the appointment. She was minimally apologetic and not very friendly entering the room. She completed and eye exam which was not a concern of mine. She discussed treatment options none of which were practical for an 8 month old baby. In later speaking to another doctor she gave me tips and suggestions how to go about the treatment options for a small baby. This doctor I saw was unrealistic and I don't feel like she was very emphatic for the situation.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

This doctor is very inconsiderate

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

We are very pleased with Dr. Williamson. She is caring and very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Dr. Williamson was and is wonderful.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Doctor Williamson was thorough, but she appeared to be hurried in her examination. It seems to me that she should have explained better in layman's terms, what the problem is with my daughter, and I wouldn't have had to ask a lot of questions in order to understand her condition. In addition, it would be helpful if she had a handout that summarized her findings. It was disappointing that we had to wait 90 minutes past the scheduled appointment time for my daughter's appointment, and no one came to the exam room to inform us that she was running behind schedule. It seems after Dr. Marcotty retired from the practice, the care has gone downhill a bit.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

She loves her doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr Williamson is very thorough and respectful of the patient and their parents concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Very apologetic of the delay despite it not being her fault. Took her time and explained everything well.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Excellent Doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Absolutely above and beyond care! They treated my daughter as a whole person, patiently waited through her concerns and fears, and gave her truly world-class care. They listened to us as parents and gave us respect.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Alexandra Williamson is a wonderful person and a very good doctor. I feel satisfied with her work and I'm happy to keep taking my son Isaac to office for annual checkup.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Dr. Williamson is excellent. She answers all the questions and goes above and beyond.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Both the nurse and the doctor were amazing. When I explained my daughter has dyslexia, the nurse quickly modified the wire exam. When she noticed my daughter was anxious, she was sweet, reassuring and caring. Dr. Williamson was informative and took her time to explain everything and be thorough. This was our first experience, but an excellent one

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

I will reccomended Dr. Williamson to anyone. She's excellent

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

The Dr was amazing. She answered all my questions and I never felt rushed.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

I absolutely loved the doctor! And usually it's the other way around where the nurses are the highlight, but she came in and made my daughter feel loved and got to the root of the problem. She also taught me what to look out for when it comes to my daughters vision.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

*Dr. Williamson is awesome!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Dr Williamson was exceptional with every stage of the exam

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

This provider was fantastic . I will always come back and see her for my childs needs. My child has a disability and she was knowledgeable and kind . I was impressed by her

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

The dr was great

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

She is the best eye doctor

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