Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cole Eye Institute, Streetsboro
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Primary Location

Cole Eye Institute, Streetsboro



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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Specialty Interests

Care of advanced glaucoma including bypass and MIG shunt devices. Glaucoma Laser surgery. Cataract Surgery

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/3/2018, Dr. Ripkin 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

315 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

78 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

Dr Ripken is just an excellent and knowledgeable ophthalmologist .

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

Dr. RIPKIN Is Extremely Knowledgable and Always Respectful of Patients and Their Family

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

Dr. ripkin is always very attentive to your concerns ,and explains everything .He is the best eye doctor I have been to.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

doctor was extremely thorough in describing my eye conditions as well as treatment options. Best I have ever experienced in 15 years

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

Dr. Ripkin acted professionally; took the time to explain option; and was his normal caring self.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

Dr. Ripken is an outstanding doctor. I have referred several friends and family to him.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

I have been going to Dr Ripken for over 15 years. Not only is he a fabulous doctor, he is very friendly and it is a pleasure to see him once a year. About 10-15 years ago my son had a horrific eye injury. Most cases like his the patient loses sight in the eye and often the entire eyeball. My son not only has his eye, his has great vision and NO injury caused glaucoma, no iris it is, no long term problems. My son comes from Albuquerque tp Dr Ripkin's office in Ohio just for his yearly eye exam. Our whole family is grateful for his extra concern and effort in saving my son's eye and vision. One of the most intelligent and professional doctors our whole family uses.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

Dr Ripkin would be perfect if he'd just check my vision to eliminate the need for multiple appointments and two billings

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

been with Dr. Ripkin for years and always professional, friendly and spends lots of time. Excellent Dr.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

love the expertise and service I get. I trust Dr Ripkin and his staff.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

While I waited for almost an hour to see Dr. Ripkin, it was well worth the wait. He was thorough, thoughtful, and informative in answering my question and addressing my concerns. I saw him as a third person, second opinion regarding a failed cataract procedure and a second procedure at the Retina Center of Greater Cleveland by Dr. Miller. Dr. Ripkin assured me that Dr. Miller's work was "beautiful" and that I needed to have patience with the healing process. He explained all this very well. He also recommended that I have cataract surgery on my other eye when my eye has completely recovered. I told him I was afraid of having my "good" eye operated on, but he carefully explained why I should consider doing it. I was very pleased with Dr. Ripkin.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Dr. Ripken is so professional and at the same time carring, my husband is switching his care from another practitioner over to him

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

The employees were very friendly and explained questions that I had. I would refer my friends to Dr. Ripkin and his co-workers.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

Dr. Ripkin is very professional and attentive to the needs of the patient. He explains things completely and offers suggestions and alternatives while still giving the care that is needed.

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

Everything about the appointment went very well the girls were very courteous and explained everything as well as the doctor.

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

I have recommended Dr Ripkin in the past and will continue. .

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

Dr Ripkin is the absolute best and very knowledgeable

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

awesome Dr.Ripkin have seen him for years he is the greatest . my Husband and myself think he is the best eye doctor there is. you

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Always a good experience with Dr Ripkin.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Have always recommended Dr Ripkin to others.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

fantastic. very friendly. felt very comfortable. Doc was excellent. Explained what was going on. Didn't feel rushed. Highly recommend them!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

Dr. Ripkin listened to me and my concerns as well as provided me with more information about Temporal Arteritis as well as additional testing he wants me to do. He immediately made me feel good as a new patient. He is very knowledgeable, not in a show off way, but in a way that assures you that you will get the best possible care he and his team can provide. I left knowing he is on top of my issues and will help me to get better.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Dr. Ripkin always makes me feel important every time I have my appointment, though he's busy with other patients he will still spend time and be sure that the issue has been addressed.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

Dr. Ripkin, and his staff, listened intensely to make sure they understood my needs and concerns.i'm grateful for their care.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

I have glaucoma and Dr. Ripkin has been my doctor for the past 4 years . He always explains what is happening so the regular lay person can understand what is going on. He is the best.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

As a nurse, I have known Dr Ripkin for many years and have always been impressed with his ability to relate to the patients that he sees. I respect him as a physician and I like him as a person. He has always related to both my husband and I as friends. Can't say enough positive about him.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

I would prefer to schedule my appt through the actual doctor's office

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

Dr. Ripkin is first-ate. Superb "bedside" manor.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

Dr. Ripken is a very caring and concerned person. when I needed a specialist, he made sure An appointment with the specialist was scheduled as soon as possible.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

I receive very good treatment and service from Dr. Ripkin and his staff and have no complaints except for some long waits to see the doctor after the tests are given.. My problem is not with the office but that I am not able to contact Dr Ripkins office directly by phone for questions. When I call their number it is answered by another CCF operator somewhere in Ohio. Then I get transfered somewhere else and I have to explain everything again.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

Always a good experience at *Dr. Ripkins office.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

*Dr. Ripkin and his staff are the best. We have been in his care for may years and would never change.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

highly trust and respect Dr. ripkin

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

Have used Dr. Ripkin for many years and have been very pleased with him and his staff.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

Dr Ripkin is one of a kind, knowledgeable and caring. He is the example of how to relate to patients and put them at ease. He take the time to ensure you are informed and understand everything. I appreciate his dedication. Best doctor I've seen.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

I trust Dr. Ripkin with my eyes.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

They all made my experience at this provider wonderful. Thank you all n Dr. Ripkin.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

Dr. Ripkin & his staff were very helpful & very informative.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2018

All In All, This Provider and His Staff Were Very Professional and Courteous!!

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2018

communication with Dr. Ripkin and his staff is always excellent.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2018

always Dr. Ripkin is very thorough and helpful!!! i have known him now for many years and have total confidence in him!

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2018

When I first arrived for my appointment, I was seen in the exam room shortly by one of the assistants. However, the wait time to see the doctor was over an hour. This is partially due to the crashing of the computer system. This was not acceptable to me as I had other things to do that day and I really didn't want to sit and wait in a doctor's office.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2018

This is a great staff and a tremendous doctor. However, having to wait the last two times I have been there is not acceptable.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2018

Dr ripkins office has always been great. I have only had problems getting through since the phones now go to the Clev. Clinic appointment line. Not the great service that I used to get by calling the office directly. In the future I am planing to just drive to the office if I have a scheduling need or question, it will take less time than waiting on hold on the Clev Clinic appointment line.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2018

I had to wait so long for someone to answer my call about canceling an apt., that I was almost late to a Dr.s Apt for my husband.. that was out of town. For some reason I was never notified that calling system was available 24/7. It would have made my life less hectic that day had I known that ahead of time.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018

Dr. Ripkin seemed to be unreachable through Cleveland Clinic's central phone system. What a lousy service you have. For this and only this I may be looking for a new provider outside of Cleveland Clinic's system.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018

Dr. Ripkin was a referral from a friend. I came to him because I wanted a second opinion on a diagnosis that my regular doctor had recommended. Although there was a wait to see Dr. Ripkin it was fine because he spent a great deal of time with me. Which was great! The entire staff and experience was very good!

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

It is always a great experience with Dr Ripkin and his staff.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

I have limited neck movement and Dr. Ripkin has always made it easy to do the eye exam.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

Dr. Ripkin is an excellent doctor, very friendly and will make you feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2018

I saw Dr Ripkin promptly. However, I waited 20 minutes for my visual field test. This never happened before.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

Time waiting appeared excessive. Yet the doctor spent adequate time with me which made up for the wait (I guess.)

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018

Dr. Ripkin was running behind. Most of us waiting (after our eyes had been dilated) waited close to an hour.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018

Theresa was excellent and explained that Dr. Ripkin was running behind. I'm not sure others in the inside waiting area had been given that info.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018

Everyone from the receptionists to the nurse to the doctor were fantastic.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

Dr. Ripkin is the kind of doctor that everyone wants as their own. He is incredibly smart but humble and kind and compassionate. I trust him completely which is a gift.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

Usually a long wait to see the actual doctor. Last visit 2:00 appointment saw doctor at 4:15. Completely unsatisfactory.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

I wouldn't go to anyone else for my eye care but Dr. Ripkin. He is the best. I hope Cleveland Clinic treats his practice as good as he deserves.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

Dr. Ripkin and his staff are the best!

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2018

My wife and I live in Charlotte, NC but have all of out medical care withing the Cleveland Clinic system. When we travel to the Cleveland area for checkups we usually visit multiple providers and have always been able to obtain appointments at times and on days that keep the overall visit quite manageable.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2018

Dr. Ripkin is wonderful. Professional withthe caring concern for my wife & I.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2018

Absolutely love Dr Ripkin and all the staff. At my last appointment, I was the final patient, my husband dropped me off, so while scheduling I called him to come pick me up. (We live very close). Kim waited with me until he arrived so that I did not have to try to stand outside for my ride. I appreciated her care and concern, it was definitely an act above and beyond what I ever expected. This is how great the staff and Dr Ripkin are,

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2018

You may have to wait because Dr. Ripkin has to deal with a difficult situation, but when it's your turn and you have a problem, he will spend the time that is needed to provide you with exceptional care. I would never complain about having to wait, I was once the person with the problem and he made sure I was ok to leave before he moved on.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018

Each time that I have called Dr. Ripkin's office, I have had to go through the Cleveland Clinic system. The wait time to get through is ridiculous. It was much easier and more pleasant calling Dr. Ripkin's office direct.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018

After arriving at the office I was able to go into an exam room very quickly. However, once the initial pressure check and eye exam were finished, I had to wait in another area to be seen by Dr. Ripkin. That wait time was over 45 minutes.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018

I have been going to Dr. Ripkin for years. I trust him and will continue to follow him where ever he goes. During the transition of Dr. Ripkin to CCF I had some problems contacting his office by phone but that's understandable during the switch.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

In the past, prior to Dr. Ripkin's association with Cleveland Clinic, I was able to make an appointment for my yearly check-up when my exam was complete. Now, I have to wait for 10 months for a call to make an appointment for some time 2 months from the call. I find this new procedure, dictated from the Clinic, to be ridiculous.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

Dr. Ripkin continued to emphasize the use of the OASIS eye drops for my dry eye condition.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

Since I had to have my eyes dilated, it takes time for that to occur so that Dr. Ripkin can complete his thorough eye exam. Prior to the appointment, I was made aware that the entire exam would take approximately 2 hours.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

took two and a half weeks to get message to doctor to get a script sent in

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018

Dr. Ripkin is very personable and professional and we like him. He's a keeper.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

The doctor and his staff are great. The new phone system is best NOT even discussed!

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

I know Doctor is "rushed" but he always discussed everything clearly and in detail. He never ever makes YOU feel you're not important.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2018

excellent service, best Doctor

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

This office is very slow all the time, I was there for 2 1/2 hrs. Everyone in the waiting room was talking about how they always have to wait a very long time for their appointments. This has been a problem of theirs way before they switch to the Cleveland clinic. They should not schedule appointments so close to each other. If this continues I will find another provider.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

Dr Ripken is the finest eye doctor in the area. He saved my sons vision and eye due to a terrible accident. The office runs like clockwork. He is always on top of things, spends more than enough time with his patients. my son still come from Albuquerque NMEx for a yearly visit. He is a fabulous doctor and wonderful man.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

tThis visit was very unusual for the wait time,etc. Doctor apologizedgazed profusely and explained. Things happen and this wait time was a firstin the 25 years we have been seein him.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

Dr Ripken's staff is always trained extremely well;always polite, understanding, able to change things up quickly. The best!

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