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 Education - Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX USA

Undergraduate - University of Colorado
Boulder, CO USA


  • Ophthalmology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

696 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 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

88 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

dr. Oberfeld is an excellent doctor, caring, compassionate, understanding and has a great personality-easy to talk to

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

Dr. Oberfeld is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and caring. I feel fortunate to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

No issues. seen on time, courteus employees Dr. answers all questions or problems. very satisfied

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

Dr Oberfeld was very gracious and apologized for the long wait time due to the absence of another doctor who's patients he was also seeing!

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

Dr. Oberfeld is a truly superb ophthalmologist. I had severe corneal pain for more than two months before I was referred to him. He immediately understood what the problem was, knew how to relievemy pain, and has formulated a treatment plan to prevent it from returning. He is extremely knowledgeable, caring, and kind. He is consistently helpful and patiently explains everything. I am very grateful to have a doctor as excellent as Dr. Oberfeld.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

This date was for my post cataract surgery - Dr. Oberfeld is tremendous, both as a surgeon and a Doctor.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Doctor was running behind. Frankly that was ok because he spent the time with me that I needed. i dislike it when the visit is rushed. that did not happen so I was ok with waiting.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

The doctor was very professional and and considerate of my special needs.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

I would definitely recommend Dr. Oberfeld's office. Everyone was very informative

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

I would have no hesitation to recommend Dr Oberfeld ans his team

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

experience was exceptional. friendly and respectful. Dr. Oberfeld was very understanding and explained the process I will be having.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr. Oberfeld took the time to explain procedure a few times when I did not understand.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Have recommended Dr. Oberfeld to family. actually my Aunt recommend him last October, when I had my initial visit.

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

Excellent overall. Dr. O is precise, efficient and a distinct pleasure to work with.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

I had an excellent experience all around. I won't hesitate to use Dr. Oberfeld and his staff for family members.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Dr. Oberfeld seemed to treat all the patients that I saw in and out of surgery very warmly.

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

I've been a patient of Dr O since 1990. he is great.thanks

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

Dr. Oberfeld is a very good doctor. However, we had a very long wait in the waiting room to see him because it appears that he was overbooked that day. This has happened several times before.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

very good Dr .have recommended him to others.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

been coming here for years. wonderful doctor

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

Dr. Oberfeld is amazing! On occasion s I have had to be seen for various conditions as well as the what I thought was an emergency last week, he always found the time to see me timely!

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

Dr. obetfeld is so compassionate, understanding, and personable. I have total confidence in his medical care!

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

yes, and I have recommended Dr. Oberfeld multiple times!

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

doctor Sheldon oberfeld and his team are a shining example of the "world class care" given at Cleveland clinic. I am recovering still but absolutely amazed at the results of my surgery

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

excellent physician excellent staff

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

As usual my appointment went well. Dr. Oberfeld is very through and answers my questions. I truly appreciate Dr.'s input and concern for his patients...

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

I was very pleased with my experience with Dr. Sheldon Oberfeld and the Cleveland Clinic Staff. I arrived early and was taken immediately. The process was easy and Dr. Oberfeld took the time to answer all of my questions and explain things to me.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

dr Oberfeld is very compassionate and competent and does not rush me

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

Dr. Oberfeld is the best.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

seeing Dr. Oberfeld is always a positive experience.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

over an hr wait to see doc on a scheduled appointment

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 18, 2019

Dr. Oberfeld is one of the finest physicians I have ever used. This was our daughter's first appointment with Dr. Oberfeld. Immediately, he put her at ease, and thoroughly explained her eye exam and the results.

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!

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