Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Independence Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cataract Evaluations
  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Eye Examinations
  • Glaucoma Consultations
  • Glaucoma Evaluations
  • Laser Treatment of Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration Evaluations
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Post Surgical Exams
View all 10 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Glaucomas
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Amblyopia
  • Anterior Ocular Disease
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharospasm
  • Cataracts
  • Combined Glaucoma
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Disease
  • Corneal Scar
  • Cystoid Macular Edema
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Double Vision
  • Dry Eyes
  • Emergency Care
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Inflammations
  • Eye Injuries
  • Farsightedness
  • Fast Facts: Conjunctivitis
  • Floaters And Flashes
  • Herpetic Eye Disease
  • Hla B27 Associated Uveitis
  • Intermediate Uveitis
  • Intraocular Melanoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iritis
  • Low Vision
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Monitoring Drug/ocular Toxicity
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Ocular Inflammatory Diseases
  • Ocular Injuries
  • Ocular Melanoma
  • Ocular Sarcoidosis
  • Ocular Tumors
  • Optic Atrophy
  • Panuveitis
  • Papilledema
  • Presbyopia
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Ptosis
  • Red Eye
  • Refractive Errors
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Uveitis
  • Visual Field Loss
View all 53 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical School - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Cornell University
Chemical Engineering
Ithaca, NY USA


  • Ophthalmology

Specialty Interests

general ophthalmology

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 7/1/2014, Dr. Sholiton 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

236 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018

I always enjoyed visits with this provider. Always answred my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2018

Dr. Sholitan is and has always been an excellent provider of eye care. wish him the happiest of retirement - will miss him!

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2018

dr. sholitan staff courteous, careful with cleaning between patients, and friendly.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

Dr Sholiton confirmed that to me that he is retiring at end of year and made arrangements for referral for ongoing care. I've been very pleased with the care he has given me though recent eye issues, so it was a sad day actually. But I'm really pleased with his referral for ongoing care - to Dr Richard Gans who I have already seen about cataracts. So that part was good.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2018

Dr. Sholitin is an exemplary physician.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018

dr sholiton is an excellent physician a model for any doctor to follow I can not say enough good things about him extremely compotent and caring

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

Dr. Sholiton, showed to me that he IS a Professional. After he took the time to, thoroughly, inspect my eyes, I asked him a question. He explained, in detail, to what I was seeing at certain times. I could have not read, this information, on the internet. Thank you.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

The Nurse and the Doctor, washed there hands, before and after the examination. I did notice, NO debris, in the corners and floor.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

excellent doctor, does a thorough job of checking and monitoring my conditions, and keeping me informed

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

DR. Sholiton is an excellent doctor and I have been going to him for many years. He is thorough, and compassionate and I have all the confidence in the world that I am receiving first care treatment in his capable hands.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

The staff in Dr. Sholiton's office were very professional and competent and Dr. Sholiton is an EXCELLENT doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018

Doctor did not speak directly to my sister. He addressed me instead. He should have made an attempt to speak to my sister. If he had done so, he would have found my sister capable of communicating and understanding his questions. My role is to assist my sister if she does not understand or possess the language necessary to communicate which does not occur often. In these enlightened times, Dr Sholiiton should be made aware to presume competence when treating persons with a disability.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2018

I always have a good experience with my eye doctor Dr. Sholiton. He's very thorough and kind and very helpful. I'll be sad if he ever leaves. I've been seeing him for quite some time now.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2018

I've never waited too long to see Dr. Sholiton and have always been taken care of thoroughly and in reasonable time.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2018

Dr. Sholiton explained about my eye condition, and gave excellent advise how I should proceed further.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2018

visit Dr. Sholtin every 6 months. I have the utmost respect for this DOCTOR. I would definitely recommend him to anyone. Very professional as well as his staff.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

I have always seen Dr. Sholiton for my eyes. Recently I had another provider take care of my eyes, although the surgery went well, I did not feel I had gotten the aftercare I felt I should have. Decided to come back to Dr. Sholiton and I am very pleased that I have. He's the best!!!

Reviewed on May 30, 2018

Dr. Sholiton is the most thorough, kind, and caring provider. I would (and did) recommend him to several people and will continue to do so.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018

This was my first visit yo this provider and thus location. The entire experience exceeded my expectations.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2018

dr. is informative, friendly, and very helpful

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2018

The doctor always gives adequate time for any questions/concerns I may have. He is very approachable and easy to communicate with. I always leave his office with a 'feel good feeling'.

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