Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Neuro-ophthalmic Evaluation
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Strabismus
  • Double Vision
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Horner's Syndrome
  • Optic Atrophy
  • Papilledema
View all 7 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA USA

Internship - Lemuel Shattuck Hospital
Boston, MA USA

Medical School - Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA USA

Graduate - Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD USA

Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD USA

Specialty Interests


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/20/2018, Dr. Lystad 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

212 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 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2018

Excellent patient - doctor relationship and very caring about medical condition.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2018

Dealing with Dr. Lisa Lystad was one of the best physican/patient experiences I have had. During her examination she identified the cause of my vision problems (the cause was not in her sub-specialty of neuro-Ophthalmology, but she spotted it when all previous doctors had missed it), clearly described the problem and carefully and fully explained how to treat it. I am super-pleased with her and her services.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

This was an emergent situation relative to loss of vision, it was impossible to get seen by a neuro-opthmalogist after release from an overnight stay in the ER. fortunately there was a cancellation in the schedule and I had the good fortune of seeing DR. Lystad!

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018


Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018

I had to wait a while to see the doctor after my initial talk and exam by nurse but I assumed that the doctor was busy with another patient. this seemed reasonable and I was not upset. I always bring a book to a doctors visit.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018

Wonderful . everyone at Cole is welcoming and courteous. I see Dr. Lystad once a year for follow up. She's truly the best .

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018

even though I had to wait for Dr Lystad, it was worth it. She was outstanding! She spends time and listens..that must be why you wait...well worth it

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

Dr. Lystad was exceptional in her diagnostic skills as well as interpersonal care of me as a patient. I was extremely pleased with this, my first visit with Dr. Lystad, and would not hesitate to schedule again with her.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018


Reviewed on Jul 20, 2018

Appointment time was 10 am and got to a room at 11am seen the dr at1 pm. Was discharged at 145-200. It was a long day but the Dr was good enough to wait for. Very appreciative

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018

excellent provider and appointment. kind, knowledgeable, caring, and compassionate.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

Dr. Lystad is one of the most easy to talk to doctors I have ever seen. I feel like I could tell/ask anything!

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

Dr Lystad was attentive and helpful re: my concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

Dr. Lisa Lystad and her staff were wonderful. I really felt she took the time and addressed everything and explained to me what is going on. I would and have already recommended Dr. Lystad to friends and family. I'm so blessed to have the World Class care of the Cleveland Clinic in my backyard. Thank you for everything!

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018

Dr Lystad was very helpful and caring

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

I love my eye doctor. Dr. Lystad is excellent and I am willing to wait for her. However, I had to wait 60 days for an appointment with her. That's why I rated some areas as less than perfect. I checked in at the Kiosk so did not interact with staff in the registration area. When I went to make my next appointment, only one clerk was on duty and, while she made the appointment efficiently, she acted as if she wanted to be somewhere else. She never smiled or looked me in the eye. Just made the appointment and sent me on my way.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2018

I called in to Dr. Lystad with a question subsequent to my visit but she has not yet had the opportunity to return my call from two weeks ago.

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

I am very pleased with the quality of care and knowledge of Dr Lystadt. I love that she is so personable and concerned for your care

Reviewed on May 16, 2018

Dr Lystad is by far the best doctor I have known in my life.

Reviewed on May 15, 2018

Dr. Lystad was very nice and caring

Reviewed on May 9, 2018

Dr. Lystad is excellent with the care to my disabled son. She respects us and treats us with courtesy and kindness. She always offers us explanations to everything she does and answers all question thoroughly. She is an amazing doctor and I am so fortunate that she was referred to care for my son.

Reviewed on May 9, 2018

My son is mentally challenged and Dr. Lystad spoke to him in a way that he could understand

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2018

Her bedside manner is wonderful! However, it seemed like she didn't look at my test results before she came in. She assured me that I probably don't have anything to worry about, and then looked at my test results and eyes, and then said that I'd lose more vision. Maybe she knew the extent of my condition beforehand, but it seemed like she thought I was a "regular" case when I'm an exceptional case, and her assurances at first may have been misleading if she was uninformed.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2017

Dr Lystad is the best of the best. She really knows what is going on with my care and shows how much she cares able "all of me", not just my eyes. I really like appointments with her as I feel like I am the most important person she sees, which I am sure all her patients feel.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2017

Dr. Lystad spent a reasonable amount of time with me and never seemed rushed. I was very happy with her.

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