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
View all 3 Treatment & Services +

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 Education - Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA USA

Graduate School - 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 9/27/2019, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

226 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

50 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

Dr. Lystad is thorough with her practice, she is very passionate in her profession

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Dr Lisa Lystad is Brilliant, the Best Specialist I have ever been to. she is Extremely Knowledgable in her field.also she is kind and radiates good vibes from her heart.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

*Dr. Lisa was the first to explain what it cause of double vision. For me there is no need to treat. Explained why my prisms were what I needed. She had a young neurologist with her.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Dr. Lystad loves her job and it shows. she is very passionate about what she does. taught me what I needed to know. veey frindky and great with the residents too.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Excellent care. great staff. and a great Doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Dr Lystad is possibly the most knowledgeable physician I have ever met in my life and I work as an executive in health care. she is first class and extremely thorough and informative.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

excellent Doctor. very good processes as well operationally.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Dr Lystad is exceptional at her profession and has been extremely helpful in explaining my condition and status.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr. Lystad is the outstanding. I come from CA to see her

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

love Dr. Lystad! she treats each case personally and never feels rushed

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

great as usual. Dr Lystad. awesome

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr Lystad is awesome and answers all my questions to my satisfaction

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Dr. Lystad provides amazing care

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Dr. Lystad is an amazing physician. I am grateful to be in her care for my condition. She is very "real" and honest with me. She is also kind and always works with me.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr Lystad is one of the most caring and knowledgeable physicians I have ever dealt with

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Love Dr. Lystad was wonderful! Very confident, pleasant, & efficient!

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Dr. Lystad went far beyond my expectations. She obviously read all of my paperwork and was very prepared. I appreciated her kindness and the time she spent with me. Thank you so much!

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

I love my Dr. Lystad she's amazing. My condition was not being treated well before I got to her and in a short couple of months she has completely changed my life and it feels like she really cares about me. I had a bad reaction to new medication and I never doubted trying that med was the right choice or that I would be ok in her care after. Trusting doctors after what I had been through was rough but I have nothing but respect and trust in Dr. Lystad. I cannot say enough good things about her !!!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

dr Lystad is Alway so good. she listens, answers all our questions and concerns. she always makes us feel that we are her only patients she brought us comfort at a very scary time. and now we have answers

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

I absolutely loved this office and the doctor. She was very helpful and one of the nicest women I have ever met. I'll be telling family and friends about my visit.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2020

Dr. Lystad was very professional with excellent knowledge about my problem.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

excellent staff, and doctor was outstanding.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

Dr Lystad has a wonderful bedside manner' and listens intently to any comments or questions I may have.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Dr. Lystad always has a caring heart and wants what is best for her patients and she is so good at explaining things so you understand what is going on.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Good experience. Liked the doctor, very thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

really love Dr Lystad. she is professional, caring, takes her time. when you talk with her you know she is actually hearing you she talks to you not at you. my wife and I are so pleased with her. we have confidence in her coarse of treatment. in this major change in our lives she has helped calm our concerns and given us a plan a coarse of action. and skills to help us both could not have picked a better doctor

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

felt very relaxed with dr lystad

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Doctor Lystad, was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Dr. Lystad is outstanding and the only reason I receive my care at CC.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

I had a great experience with nurse and provider.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

surprised I could get a quick appointment with Dr. Lystad. I appreciate her "always" answering any of my questions and her easy going and approachable attitude. She's TOP NOTCH!

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

wonderful doctor,very caring ,explained everything that was going on with me.reassured me that i was gonna be ok and that i was in good hands...wouldnt trade her for anyother doctor

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr. Lystadt is so personable. She states and re states things she wants to be clear about. She definitely knows her stuff. I can't say enough about her. She's the bomb!

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Dr. Lystad, was outstanding, patient, kind, and caring, an example for all doctors to be.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

Dr. Lystad is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Dr Lystad is the best!!!

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Excellent doctor. Friendly, caring, and professional.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr. Lystead is AWESOME! the most kind, empathetic, knowledgeable doc I have seen yet about my condition! despite waiting for a long time to see her and after having my appt postponed by her office, it was well worth the wait! one of the very best Cleveland Clinic docs!! so grateful for her!!

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Love Dr Lystad's can-do attitude.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

excellent personality. absolutely adore Dr.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

The doctor gave me new information regarding my condition.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Dr. Lystad was nothing short of phenomenal! She truly understood our concerns and Frank's special needs.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Dr Lystad is an amazing physician and would recommend her to anyone experiencing problems.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Dr Lystadt has a busy schedule and appointments are scheduled out into future, but she is worth the wait! once you get in to see her, you have her undivided and brilliant attention, for as long as it takes. She is amazing and a Crown Jewel for the Cleveland Clinic, hyperbole notwithstanding!

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Without question, one of the best medical experiences I've ever had. Dr Lystadt is brilliant, engaging, a real human being, and is truly willing to answer questions and explain problems and procedures not otherwise covered by pamphlets and flyers! She is delightful.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

I'd recommend that every professional office take notice of how Dr Lystadt's team operates. There is no false "appointment today" business, but it is so worth the wait!

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Dr. Lystad was excellent and explained things in a way that I understood. However, I have had pain in both eyes for several years, long before the stroke. I was told it is because I have dry eye, but no matter how many lubricating drops I use, I often wake up with pain in one or both eyes. It feels like there is a foreign object in my eyes. Again, I was told it is dry eye and although I use the gel recommended, I still have this problem.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Dr Lystad is an exceptionally caring and skilled practitioner

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Our reason for brining our son to The Cole Eye Institute was very scary for us. we weren't sure what was causing his condition. Dr Lystad was amazing. She took the time to explain everything to us and answered all my questions. when we left her office, it was the first time in a month we could breath and relax. She is an outstanding Doctor!!

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Dr. Lystead is an outstanding doctor who is so genuine and makes my visit a pleasure. She answers all questions plus adds so much more information during our discussion. She is the one who discovered that I have double vision. A tremendous doctor!

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