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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

  • Contact Lenses
  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Eye Examinations
  • Optometry
View all 4 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amblyopia
  • Astigmatism
  • Children with Special Health Care Needs
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Double Vision
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Inflammations
  • Farsightedness
  • Headaches, Children
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
  • Myopia, Pediatric
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Ocular Diseases Of Children
  • Ocular Injuries
  • Pediatric Eye Disorders
  • Pediatric Ptosis
  • Pink Eye
  • Refractive Errors
  • School Failure
  • Strabismus
View all 23 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 USA

Medical Education - Indiana University
Bloomington, IN USA

Undergraduate - Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Fellowship - Contact Lens Society of America
Lexington, KY USA

Awards & Honors

  • Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Alexandra Williamson, OD.

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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 8/14/2022, 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

107 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
4.5 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.4

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Dr. Williamson is a fantastic provider.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Dr. Williamson was caring and professional, and delivered care being expectations.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

Did not really interact w/young child well. Was aggravated he wouldn't sit still for her to look in his eyes (he's 1.5 y.o.)! Seemed annoyed my other child kept asking about her leg.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

She had a bad attitude at the start of the appointment. Then she had us waiting over an hour with no real explanation of what was taking so long.

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

She is a good doctor and does care about her patients. Her support staff needs to work

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

The doctor is very well respected knowledgeable and Most of all very nice

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2022

Doctor always provides good discussion/explanation of treatment options.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Dr Williamson was THE BEST! She explained everything in detail, she noticed when my daughter was overwhelmed and needed a break, and she was so very patient with her. I previously went to UPMC childrens and I did not feel heard, that is why I came to CC for a second opinion. I could not be happier with that second opinion. I feel we have a very aggressive treatment plan in place and I truly feel my daughters best interest is being considered.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

She was so knowledgeable, kind, professional and wonderful with our twins! We will always go to this provider! So glad we found her! She is wonderful with children and our kids (who usually cried at the eye doctor) were comfortable, did not even cry when they got the eye drops that burned! She was amazing and we will always go to see Dr Williamson!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

Dr. Williamson spent a lot of time with us answering our questions and reassuring us. It was greatly appreciated.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

Provided us with informed choices. She was very patient centered

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

We love the attention and care we get from dr Shafran 100%

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