Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Hillcrest Ophthalmology
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine
Corneal and External Diseases
Winston-Salem, NC USA

Residency - Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical School - Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX USA

Undergraduate - University of Colorado
Boulder, CO USA


  • Ophthalmology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Sheldon Oberfeld, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/12/2018, Dr. Oberfeld 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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* 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

620 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 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

72 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

My experience was awesome! Dr. Oberfeld was wonderful as always and Brittany was great. This was the first time Brittany has waited on me. She did my eye exam which resulted in a new contact prescription. They are comfortable and I am seeing well. I am pleased

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019

Great Doctor!! I feel very confident and assured with his thorough explanations and results

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

Dr. Oberfeld is very accessible, informative and personable.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

Dr. Oberfeld is excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

My doctor is a very good person and doctor

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

one of the best doctors around.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019


Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

Dr. Oberfeld is personable, helpful, and very knowledgeable. He makes my annual visit very relaxed and pleasant.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

Dr Oberfeld was running room to room. The wait/appointment was long but just wanted to give kudos to his pleasantness and ability to see patients in an expeditious manner. Thx!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

very best care every time I see Dr. Oberfeld

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Dr Oberfeld was one of the most professional and supportive physicians I have ever worked with.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

I have often recommended Dr. Oberfeld.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

Dr. Oberfeld is one of my favorite physicians - Excellent bedside manner/customer service, caring, always friendly, knowledgable

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

I came to the Dr with concerns about migraines and was pleased to know that my eye Dr was knowledgeable about migraines and vision plus able to give me a referral to a migraine specialist

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

it is always a good experience when I go to see Dr. Oberfeld. I have great confidence in him and his staff makes me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

Dr. Oberfeld and office staff always very pleasant.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

i was very impressed with the doctor's patience with my concern

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

very good nurse who helped the doctor

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019

Dr O is terrific.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2019

Wonderful caring doctor

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

Dr. Oberfeld was very professional and patient in treating my eye problem. After the surgery, I was at home on a Sunday and had something happen to my eye. I called his number and he answered immediately and was able to give me advice. I was very upset for not protecting my eye, when something went into it. He assured me that everything would be ok, and instructed me to wash the eye out, and see him first thing in the morning. I have never been to a doctor who answered the call himself, since most doctor's have an answering service and you usually have to wait.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

Dr Oberfeld did a great job!

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2018

Dr.oberfield is a very busy man. I have seen him with a quick problem in the office, and he always has time to see me if I have a problem, But I may have to wait a bit to see him as might have come in not having an appointment.. He does take time to explain or treat a problem...

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2018

while I couldn't see my regular provider for months out, his partner Dr Oberfeld was excellent. I know DR O's reputation is stellar and I was very happy to have an appt and evaluation performed by him

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018

Dr. Oberfeld is an extremely skilled and professional doctor - his staff also follows his example. In general, I have had a very successful and pleasant experience for the continuing treatment of my eye problems.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

Excellent staff courtesy . Doc was great. Listening to me and offering suggestions and answers to my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

it is very difficult to get an appointment quickly, with all of the Clinic Doctors, as they are very heavily booked with appointments, and it takes a very long time to be able to see one.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018

after the first person I see for eye pressure, and then eye exam, I wait a long time waiting to see the Dr. I wonder if the appointments to see the Dr. are scheduled to close together. That is the reason for the long wait.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

I'm very anxious about having surgery on my eye and the dr is very marvelous to get me thru this the minute I came there I felt good about everything

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

waited 90 minutes after initial eyes dilated to see the doctor

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

Good Experience: Note: Convenience of location.We live in Ashtabula, Ohio, and have to travel an hour to reach Dr. Oberfeld. Now that we are in our 70's, driving is a challenge.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

I am so grateful to have such excellent care. Dr. Oberfeld is such a good doctor. Lucky to have him.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

I have been a patient of Dr. Oberfeld for many years. I find him and his staff to be consistently professional, helpful, and kind.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2018

I really like Dr.Oberfeld & all his wonderful staff !

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2018

I have been with Dr. Oberfeld for over thirty years, my care is excellent and always has been.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2018

I think Dr. Oberfeld offered competant and sensitve service. His approach was gentle and professional as well as decisive and understanding.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2018

If every Doctor had the demeanor of Dr. O, the medical profession would be in a better place. He is a wonderful, kind, caring, humble, intelligent man.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

Dr Oberfeld has taken care of the eyes of 3 generations of my family

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

I like Dr. Oberfeld He is very compassionate.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018

Doctor took time to thoroughly explained procedures

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2018

love the doctor buy always have to wait i was in the office over 2 hours for my visit this is very frustrating he is always so very busy and when i do get to see the dr it seems so rushed

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2018

always have a very long wait the dr is very busy

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018

I love Cole Eye Clinic and my doctor is Top Notch

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

dr. O is excellent

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

I want to commend Dr. Sheldon Oberfeld for his professionalism and care I received during my eye appointment. I was seen on campus for an eye exam a few years ago and was not satisfied with the doctor. I chose Dr. Oberfeld from a list of eye doctors at Hillcrest. He was such a gentleman, spent a lot of time answering any questions about my eye exam and eye surgery. The day of the surgery, I was very nervous about the procedure, but Dr. Oberfeld assured me that if I encountered any problem during the procedure, he would take care of it. During the procedure, he talked me through the cataract procedure. After my second cataract procedure, I had some object hit my eye. I called Dr. Oberfeld on a Sunday and he answered my call right away.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

I loved the fact that the after visit sheet gave a summary of why I was seen by the doctor. It also gave me the doctor's home and office numbers so I could reach him in an emergency.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

All employees and Dr. Oberfeld were very professional and kind. They were able to answer any questions I needed answered. He is one of the best eye specialist that I have ever seen. I will not be afraid to have any eye exams done in the future.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018

Great doctor. Never a problem.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018

Dr Oberfeld is worth the wait but I am often sitting in an exam room for half an hour waiting for him.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018

I am so glad I chose Dr Oberfeld as my surgeon. He is kind, caring, and understanding.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

I am very happy with this doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

I had two pictures taken and a field vision test. When Dr. Oberfeld came into see me only one picture was in the computer. He had to go out and find out where they were. For the field vision test, the was equipment frozen then died and they couldn't get my test results. I had to reschedule the test and retake it again within two weeks. I would think techs should check to make sure the test results were complete and sent to the medical record before the doctor came into see the patient. I also believe if the testing equipment is old (which in this case I believe it was) it should be replaced.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2018

dr kept saying that your glaucoma test was good, said it twice, I said to him what test are you talking about I have been sitting in the waiting room for over 1 hr and did not have any tests done. I know I was his last patient but had I not spoken up who knows. He looked at the test results on line and then stated Oh that was last year we need to do the test now. It took a few minutes for their testing machine to warm up as they had turned it off being the end of the day. I sat in the waiting room for over 1 hr with with 5 people ahead of me and then a 6th person came in and was called into the exam room before me. Total time in the office was 2 hrs for a normal eye exam will be considering another office as this is the send time this has happened.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

very astute doctor who took time to explain my condition

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2018

provider was very knowledgeable and came in with a plan of action

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018

Dr Overfield is a wonderful Dr. had a good experience with him!

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018

office staff excelllentand of course the doctor

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018

waiting time after being checked in was 1 hr 45 min. I am concerned that Cle Clinic overbooks dr oberfield. this survey's questionsnot particularly suited to ophthalmologist review.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

Dr Oberfeld is always conscientious about caring for patient. He takes time and answers all questions and listens to patients concerns then addresses them with patient & caregiver input. He apologizes for the wait which I know is due to overbooking, not him.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

Dr Oberfeld is great. He always addresses all our concerns. The scheduling of appointments is overbooked making wait time overbearing. This time there was also not enough room in the waiting areas to accommodate all that were waiting. At one point there were 16 people waiting. We spent well over 1 hr 45 min at the office of which we saw either tech or doctor total of 20 min. This amount of wait time is inexcusable and indicates that patient care is not bottom line but rather making money. Actually considered not returning because the experience was so bad.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2018

Dr. Oberfeld and his office staff, are warm and caring individuals.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2018

Dr. Oberfeld was very apologetic about the wait time and spent the time I needed when he did see me.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2018

This appointment was a follow up for cataract surgery. Dr Oberfeld reviews the current condition and plan going forward

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2018

I am very satisfied with Dr. Oberfield. He's professional &efficient. He answers my questions in terms I understand.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2018

Always a good experience with Dr. Oberfeld and staff

Reviewed on May 30, 2018

Sheldon Obergeld is one of the very best doctors I have ever had the good fortune to have! He's in the top 2-3. He is a remarkable person and an outstanding doctor. The CCF is lucky to have him.

Reviewed on May 16, 2018

Dr. Oberfeld made sure that I understood everything about my care. He is thorough and always asks if I understand.

Reviewed on May 9, 2018

Dr. Oberfeld is interested in my vision problems and resolution; ordered additional testing; explained everything

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2018

Very good experience! Dr. Oberfeld is a compassionate doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018

I am so lucky to have such a good doctor to watch out for me!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2018

Very long wait time to see the Dr. Office might have overbooked or they might have been down a provider. Waited over 2 hours past my apt time. However I did get the apt much faster than I thought I would (made by my normal provider) so overall I was not upset by the long office wait.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2018

Dr Obertfeld has the ability to relate very well with the patient

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