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


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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

286 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

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

I am very satisfied with Dr. Barnhart as well as with the Independance office staff.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr.Barnhart has always taken care of my eyes from the onset and I will continue seeing him for my wellness.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Dr. Barnhart was very attentive and thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

no care options to discuss with dr barnhardt. he is excellent

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

doctor barnhardt is professional and kiss Nd

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2019

Dr. Barnhart is pleasant and easy to relate to he answer your questions he comes with solutions to all my eye problems

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Cole Eye is great; this particular provider is not

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Dr Barnhart is amazing. I don't think I have ever seen this well.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

All personnel at the FHC, from Annette who went out of her way to get me a good date/time, to the nurses I spoke to to Dr. Barnhart, were exceptional.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

I had some questions, and Dr. Barnhart took the time to concisely answer my concerns and my questions. He seemed to be very efficient with my eye exam as well - it seemed he quickly (and thoroughly) checked each eye. He knew what he was doing.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

I saw a different doctor that same day. During which he scratched my eye with a external lens. After the numbing drops wore off my eye hurt very bad. So I went to see Dr. Barnhart. It seemed he was trying to cover up this other doctors mistake. I may be wrong. At first Dr. Barnhart seemed very to the point, he latter became nicer. I asked him a few times what was wrong in my eye. Finally he told me there was an abrasion on my eye. Still at this point I would gladly see him again, but it never showed in my chart why I was there in the first place. Like it was being hidden.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Dr. Barnhart is terrific Very professional and always feel comfortable going to him

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

The physician was nice and efficient.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

My son & I both like *Dr. Barnhart. He is friendly & talks directly to my son and me.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Dr. Barnhart was VERY professional, considerate and answered my questions -- without being annoyed like some doctors are! Knowledgeable and pleasant demeanor.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr. Barnhart to anyone needing eye exam.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

Staff and Dr were all extremenly Professional and prompt

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

the doctor was VERY unpersonable, Very unfriendly. would not go back again. I wasn't there to socialize but he said NOTHING i mean nothing. TOO business like all he said was HELLO and did the test. I am not used to that at other eye doctors. he seemed like he was in a VERY BAD MOOD. Sorry I went there!

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