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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Independence Family Hlth Ctr
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
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Independence Family Hlth Ctr
Primary Location

Independence Family Hlth Ctr

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Contact Lenses
  • Contact Lenses
  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Eye Examinations
  • Eyeglasses
  • Optometry
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • 20/20 Vision
  • Aging and Your Eyes
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Diabetic Eye
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Care Facts for Older Americans
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Inflammations
  • Eye Injuries
  • Farsightedness
  • Herpetic Eye Disease
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Pink Eye
  • Red Eye
  • Refractive Errors
View all 18 Specialties +


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About David Barnhart, OD

David Barnhart, O.D., joined Cleveland Clinic in January, 2001. Prior to that, he spent  20 years in private and group medical practice in Ohio and Arizona. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1980. Dr. Barnhart is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Ohio Optometric Association and the Cleveland Optometric Association. He provides primary eye care for adults and children, with a special interest in contact lenses.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Medical Education - The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA

Specialty Interests

contact lensesocular surface disease management

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

336 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

37 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Dr Barnhart had always showed me the most respect and care

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2024

I've always been comfortable seeing Dr. Barnhart

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr. Barnhart is always top-notch across the board. Even this time, when the news was a bit more concerning than other visits, he was up to the challenge.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

With doctor Barnhart I felt rushed

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Dr Barnhart was thorough and efficient with his exam

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Dr B is very efficient but always makes sure to explain things. Grateful he is who checked my eyes!

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr Barnhart is always very courteous, professional, and engages in conversations. Pleasant experience.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

I feel very confident in Dr Barnhart. He is kind and thorough. I hope to continue to see him.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr Barnhart is an excellent doctor. He is thorough, respectful and professional. He takes his job seriously and sincerely wants to help his patients to see the best they can!

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr Barnhart and staff are so wonderful. Best office and staff.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

I always recommend Dr Barnhart to any new caregivers looking for a good ophthalmologist

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr. Barnhart always expresses the highest level of professionalism and care

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Doctor was great; courteous, informative, great bedside manner.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

The assistant that gave me tests, was excellent, very nice, respectful, this is my 1st time to see Dr Barnhart, n he seemed to be in a hurry to pass me to another dr. Maybe just me

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Wonderful doctor and staff!

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

He was not what I expected. No personality. Maybe he was having a bad day. Will never see him again

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Dr Barnhart was excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr Barnhart is very knowledgeable. Spends time to answer any questions and is caring

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Scheduling next annual appointment with Dr office desk staff was easy

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr Barnhart and team provided excellent service

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

*Dr. Barnhart is very professional & performs thorough examinations. He discusses his findings in easy to understand language. He compares & discusses previous exams. OFFERS treatment accordingly. Treatments are on target.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr Barnhart is meticulous and thorough. I was very pleased with his service

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr. Barnhart took the time to explain what I needed

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr Barnhart's 'bedside manners' were exemplary.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr. Barnhart cut short my question about the cause of optic neuritis

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

I am very happy with the service and professionalism that is given to me by Dr. Barnhart and his staff. He talks in a language that only person can understand. And I'm very grateful for that. Thank you Dr Barnhart and Staff

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

I am very happy with the provider and would definitely recommend Dr. Barnhart to all my friends and family.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Appreciated the opportunity to work into provider's schedule to quickly assess my situation and prescribe an appropriate medication.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Grateful for my decision to establish care with Dr. Barnhart. His professionalism, knowledge, and attentiveness is what I was expecting. He took the time to review my outside medical records I brought to this appointment.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Dr Barnhart is the best! He's very nice, answers any questions you have. He always provides excellent care.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Doctor Barnhart was kind, patient and considerate. He explained everything well.I would give him top marks and recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr. Barnhart listens and shows compassion with his responses. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Nurse tech and Dr. - Awesome. He is the best eye md I have ever had and now I have my whole family seeing him!! His bedside manner is superb balance of professionalism, compassion - super knowledgeable of all levels!

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

Dr Barnhart is extremely thorough! I had gone to another provider at main campus last year and returned to Dr Barnhart this year due to his approach. He reduced my contact prescription correction that the main campus doctor had increased. I can see much better now

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Dr Barnhart is very easy to talk to. I trust his advice and diagnoses.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Dr Barnhart I feel cares for me as a patient and listens and explains things. I drove an 1 hour and 1/2 to make sure he was my provider as he has been doing my exams for a few years now

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

The doctor was very polite.

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