alert icon COVID-19 INFO

Coming to a Cleveland Clinic location?
Visitation, mask requirements and COVID-19 information

Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Independence Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Independence Family Health Center
Primary Location

Independence Family Health Center

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Contact Lenses
  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Eye Examinations
  • Eyeglasses
  • Optometry
View all 5 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • 20/20 Vision
  • Aging and Your Eyes
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Diabetic Eye
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Inflammations
  • Eye Injuries
  • Farsightedness
  • Herpetic Eye Disease
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
  • Ocular Allergies
View all 13 Specialties +


Is Cleveland Clinic Part of Your Insurance?

Review a list of accepted insurance plans for our Northeast Ohio locations or learn more about purchasing a contracted managed care plan.

View All Plans

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

283 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

Dr. Barnhart and staff were extremely skilled medical professionals.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

Dr. Barnhart was very courteous and attentive.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Dr. Barnhart is very knowledgeable, and took time to explain things to me. He also listened and answered my questions.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

Dr Barnhard is very thorough in his assessment and exam. In all my years of getting eye care at the clinic, I can say with confidence that he did one of the most detailed exams, which I appreciated,

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

*Dr. Barnhart always does a good job, however he could work on his interpersonal skills and engage the patient in conversation more.

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Care provider did not offer alternatives or elicit the degree the problem was causing to my ability to see...seemed to be content to what he was only observing ...

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

As always, I had a very thorough eye exam by Dr. Barnhart.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

Dr. Barnhart was excellent as always

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

Dr. Barnhart was courteous, professional, and thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

I will definitely return to Dr. Barnhart when it is time for my next eye exam.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2022

Dr. Barnhart was great.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Dr. Barnhart did a great job with my examination. He always listens and provided an additional treatment for my dry-eyes. It meant he cared. I just wish there was a video he could show me on where my 'clogged' ducts are and what is exactly occurring. This would be very helpful.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Everything was fine. Staff receptionist, assistant and trainee, and the good doctor were pleasant and professional.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Dr. Barnhart is excellent!!

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2021

Dr Barnhart was very professional and answered my questions and discussed his findings. I was very impressed with my 1st visit w him.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Very good visit and Dr. Barnhart was very friendly with and informative

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Dr Barnhart is always a pleasure to visitHe's kind and gentle and thorough Answers all my questions and explains things so I can understand

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

The doctor was fantastic and so was the nurse.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Great doctor and staff. Reward your team!

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Dr was very thorough, he took his time through the examination & explained it to me

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Dr Barnhart always take the time to hear my concerns and answer my questions

Back to Top