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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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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 8/30/2021, 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.

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

502 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

80 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Staffs are excellent service. Dr is prompt and thorough in explaining my eye issues. I'm very comfortable talking and asking questions and gets a satisfactory response. Good service e.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

I've always had great care and positive overall experiences with Dr. Ripken and his staff at the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Dr Ripkin is very professional & excellent Dr whom I greatly RESPECT!

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Very good experience with this provider.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Always a good experience with Dr. Ripkin.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

Dr Ripken gave me a decent exam but he seemed rushed. I've never felt rushed before. I've been seeing Dr. Ripken for a number of years and consider him an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Routine check up. Dr Ripkin is great

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Dr Ripkin is the ultimate professional! Kind, caring, an expert in his field.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Dr Ripkin is very professional very caring very friendly

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Recommended dr Ripkin to my sister in law and she is very pleased

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

I have gone to Dr. Ripkin for many years and I think he is the very best!

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Dr Ripkin is the best!

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Dr. Ripkin was very professional and took time to explain treatment and medication for my condition. I was extremely pleased with his care.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

My only complaint was our appointment was at 1 & I wasnt taken in till 2:10 & didn't see dr Ripken till 3. Other then that I have no complaints

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Dr. Ripken is an excellent physcian

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Dr. Ripkin is wonderful

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

I have been a patient of Dr. Ripkin's for over 30 years and have never had a bad experience with any of my visits with him or his staff. I have referred family and friends to him through the years and they have never had a complaint either. He listens and never rushes like some doctors do. His knowledge and experience is off the charts. He is the best doctor I have ever met.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Care Provider was pleasant and polite. Extremely helpful in answering my questions and had an upbeat attitude that was very nice to see.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

I have recommended my family and friends to Dr. Ripkin through my 30+ years of going to Dr. Ripkin as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Wouldn't EVER go to anyone but Dr. Ripkin

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Dr. Ripkin is by far the best. Wouldn't trust anyone else with the health of my eyes

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Dr. RIPKEN is a great doctor and a caring and sensitive human being. It is frustrating that all of the Cleveland doctors seem so overworked and on such a tight schedule they being to seem robotic. He does take time with patients and actually looks away from the computer.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

I have always felt my needs and concerns were treated with care. I have been seeing Dr. Ripkin for many years because he takes the time to listen to me and explain all issues. His staff members are always pleasant and make all feel comfortable and at ease.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Couldn't ask to be treated better by the doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

No problems. I am always treated well by all staff members. I have been seeing Dr. Ripkin for many years (at least 30) - started seeing him when I lived in Ravenna and Kent and when I moved to Strongsville, continued making the trip to Streetsboro. Both of my late husbands were also patients of his.. He is thorough and the best Ophthalmologist I have ever seen.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Once I came to the office, the Dr was clearly overbooked. He was attentive and gave me the best care, however I had to wait an hour and 15 minutes to finally see him. I was early for my appointment too!

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Besides the wait time, I would definitely recommend Dr Ripken.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Exceptionally brilliant doctor- who looks after his patients with follow-up. Dr. Ripken is an asset to the Cleveland Clinic and their patients

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr. Ripkin was very competent and compassionate. Engaged with our adult daughter who is disabled. Dr. Ripkin took time to listen to us (parents/guardians) and gave careful recommendations regarding a plan of care for our daughter.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

When I called the Cleveland Clinic appointment phone # the person who answered told me there wasn't a Streetsboro Office of the Cole Eye Institute & told me he couldn't find a Dr. Ripkin, my long-time opthamologist. He pushed to assign me to an opthamologist at your Twinsburg facility until I kept telling him he was incorrect & that I wanted my appointment with Dr. Ripkin in Streetsboro. He eventually "found" Dr. Ripkin and the Streetsboro clinic. Very frustrating experience.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Dr. Ripkin and his Streetsboro clinic staff are excellent in all respects

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

I will recommend Dr. Ripkin his staff and this office to whom ever needs eye care.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

Dr. Ripkin is the BEST.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Dr. Ripkin is an excellent doctor!!!!

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Both Dr Ripken and Lisa Fletcher were excellent in their care and professionalism.

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

I was very pleased with Dr ripken's attention to my needs. he was very courteous and definitely took the time to listen to everything. I look forward to continuing with Dr ripken thank you

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Recently I have had problems getting an appointment for some doctors-but not Ripkin. Of course, I made the appointment with Ripkin several months before I needed it.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

The Dr. was excellent. He knows what he's doing and was very nice, friendly, active listener, explained to my level, taught me some things about Cataracts and Glaucoma. He was patient and thorough.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

I had to schedule the appointment for 7 am, which meant leaving my house at 6. I scheduled it 3 months ago and they said this was the only available appointment. But Dr Ripkin is worth it!

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

I felt comfortable with staff & Dr. Ribkin. Everyone was patient with me, answered my questions.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

dr Ripken took time to explain all options.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

we love Dr. Ripkin. travel almost an hour for him!!

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Dr Ripkin was outstanding like he always is. He makes me feel at ease. He listens to my problems. He explains in detail about my problems with my eyes. He takes his time and makes sure I understand everything. He takes his time in a timely matter. I do recommend him to my family and friends. I have been going to him for years. I give him 10 stars out of 5.

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr. Ripkin is an excellent doctor; I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone. He is professional, extremely knowledgeable, and very courteous. I always receive excellent care from him.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

AWays a good experience with Dr.Ripkin and his staff !

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

The best eye doctor and crew around. love them. Dr Ripkin is awesome. His skill and personality is off the charts.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

Dr. Ripken has always been very plainly explanatory about any and all treatments or recommendations.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Dr. Ripkin is a great doc!

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

have used dr. Ripkin for decades. we get along well.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

Dr Ragala is terrific. She answered all of my questions. she really help me understand what I need to do to stay healthy.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

I've been seeing Dr Ripkin for years, he is by far my most trusted and favorite physician.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Visits with Dr Ripkin have been a pleasure for 20 yrs.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

Excellent in all experiences with DR. Ripkin.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr. Ripk2in is the best. Wouldn't go to anybody else but him.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr. Ripkin showed compassion and interest in my condition. Most ophthalmologists I've seen have brushed off my concerns, and he did not. I will definitely choose him for future care.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

I would highly recommend Dr. Ripkin and Dr. Yuan.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Dr Ripkin was extremely thourough in explaining condition and treatment options. He explained things I hadn'd heard at other ophthomologists. I wasn't rushed and was given plenty of time to discuss and understand my concerns. Excellent!

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

I've been going to Dr. Ripkin for years. He's the best in my experience.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Dr. Ripkin is the best. I have been going to him for years and I have referred friends to him.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

ALWAYS have excellent treatment here by Dr Ripkin & staff

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Dr. Ripkin was polite and efficient. He quickly diagnosed my problem and prescribed the treatment. Office assistants were caring and thoughtful, I needed assistance walking. Thanks for the excellent care.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Dr. Ripken has handled my case for years. He keeps updates on it.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

I have AND will always recommend Dr Ripkin to others!

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

There aren't as many appointments available as I'd like - but Dr. Ripkin is an excellent doctor, and has many patients, and I know there are a limited number of hours in the day for appointments. (And I never feel rushed when I'm there for an appointment)

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Dr. Ripkin is excellent. I have a couple of eye problems that are scary - and he discusses options, treatments, etc., very thoroughly and treats me with concern and respect. I drive half an hour (one way) to see him because of my trust in his care.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr.Ripkin is a wonderful physician and a top flight surgeon. I have been his patient for decades and he has operated on me several times. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of eye care.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr. Ripken is the best he is easy to talk with and answers my questions completely and honestly

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr Ripkin and his staff are very efficient, kind and courteous to me each time i come for a eye checkup. He is a wonderful Doctor with an amazing staff.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Dr. Ripkin is an exceptional doctor and I trust him implicitly. He has been my doctor for years and I would be hard pressed to ever change to someone else.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

I have been to four eye drs before I found Dr Ripkin through Marcea. I always felt like I was on an assembly line till I came here. My husband will be switching to Dr Ripkin. I am extremely pleased and mostly relieved that I found a good Dr!

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Dr. Ripkin has always explained all treatments and procedures in detail.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

I have never had a bad experience with my appts with Dr. Ripkin.or with his office staff. I have been a patient of his for over 30 years and have referred many of my friends to him as well. The office staff is always very helpful and pleasant.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

Dr Ripkin is a very understanding person. He is an outstanding professional. He explains his findings in words that I can understand. His memory is unbelievable. I am in a wheelchair. He did eye exam in the wheelchair. That made me at ease doing that. I could go on and on. I have recommended Dr Ripkin to family and friends. They all really like him. Dr Ripkin has been my eye doctor for years.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Dr. Ripkin has been my doctor for almost two decades. He is very caring and knowledgeable and I look forward to having him for the next two decades. Thank you Dr. Ripkin.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Very, very pleased with staff, physician and care.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Dr Ripkin is very thorough in explaining my condition and how he is treating it. I transferred from Main Campus to Streetsboro because of him.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

dr. Ripkin and his staff are very courteous to their patients. he is very knowledgeable and professional.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

I really enjoyed the Doctor he was attentive to all my concerns.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

I've been going to Dr. Ripken for years he always takes time to listen to your concerns and throughly explains any issues. It is comforting to have a caring, experienced, knowledgeable, ophthalmologist that you have trust in to care for your eyesight.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Dr. Ripken and his staff are excellent.

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