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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Independence Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
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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 lenses ocular surface disease management

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

289 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 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Dr. Barnhart is an excellent doctor. He is very kind and through with his patients.Sherry

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

dr barnhart and trisha were exc

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Excellent provider and staff.Thank you.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Had no concerns the doctor explained everything to me.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

although my child is not fond of getting an eye exam, the doctor was kind and explained what needs to be done, he gained her trust and made my child very comfortable

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

the nurse and the eye glasses provider were all very kind, patient and helpful!

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Excellent in thoroughness of examination, courtesy and explanations. Dr. Barnhart applied the latest technology, resource and effort in providing critical eye-care service.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr. Barnhart is very good at explaining and has a warm caring presence.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

very good doctor explains and have helpful explanation of the eye problems i was experiencing

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Dr. Barnhart was very competent and a caring professional. I would go back to him and recommend him too.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Dr Barnhart has been my doc for years and his professionalism, efficiency, knowledge, and helpfulness has been top notch and consistent throughout.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

dr Barnhart is a true professional

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

dr Barnhart is great! very thorough!

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Dr. Barnhart always appears respectful & kind.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020


Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Dr. Barnhart is always kind, caring, and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Very good experience. Pleasant Doctor

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Dr. Barnhart is super.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

I like Dr Barnhart most of my family that's in the Cleveland area also are his patients.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

First time I saw this doctor for eye exam. Every part of the exam was very thorough, and all of my questions were answered.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Dr. Barnhardt was very thorough and considerate. The staff was welcoming as well. I scheduled my appointment via email, which was very easy and convenient. at one point I thought I was going to have to reschedule so I tried to call and I couldn't get ahold of anyone. Not a fan of central scheduling.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

it was a great experience with making the appointment and the doctor and his staff were excellent

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

great to have a great eye doctor

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Always a great experience seeing Dr. Barnhart.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Dr. Barnhart and his staff are true pro's

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

always a pleasure to see Dr. Barnhart!!! Excellent provider

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr. Barhart is a very professional optometrist and if he wasn't i would have changed him from the very first visit.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr. Barnhart and his staff are one of the best that I have every encountered.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr. Barnhart is very professional, polite and makes you feel at ease by asking about the family. You never feel rushed and you know he takes the time to make sure everything is right before you're done! He is great!!

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

always a good experience with Dr barnhart and his staff

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