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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Avon Lake Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cataract Evaluations
  • Contact Lenses
  • Glaucoma Evaluations
  • Macular Degeneration Evaluations
  • Optometry
View all 5 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic Eye
  • Eye Infections
  • Ocular Allergies
View all 4 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Medical Education - The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - Wittenberg University
Springfield, OH USA

Professional Highlights

  • Diplomat of the American Board of Optometry

Specialty Interests

General optometry


  • Ohio Optometric Association

    American Optometric Association

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 8/13/2021, Dr. Mullins 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

356 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

98 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Dr. Mullins is great at explaining and very caring.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Can't say anything negative about Dr Mullens, nurse or staff. Efficient, caring and always a great experience.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

I have never yet had a negative experience w/Dr Mullins. He is always very professional, kind, caring, pleasant, patient, confident, competent, thorough & knowledgeable. He is truly one of the Best. I feel so lucky to have him as my eye doctor. I've been going to him ever since he started his career in Oberlin, OH & now most of my family goes to him as well. Thank you Dr Mullins for your excellent service. Judy Hoffman

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Dr. Mullins is absolutely amazing!!

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Dr. Mullins' has the perfect combination of kindness and professionalism.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Great doctor

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

I absolutely love Dr. Mullins. He's very personable, and fits with my personality. Knowledgeable and caring and is excellent with my eye conditions.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Dr. Mullins was my care provider for my routine eye visit. I have been seeing Dr. Mullins for over 20 years. He is always a delight to see, pleasant, listens and professional. He always listens to me and when I asked about switching up my contacts he was able to offer multiple options for me and they have already made a positive difference.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

I recommend Dr. Mullins to everyone.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

I would highly recommend Dr. Mullins!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Wonderful experience. I have been a patient of Dr.Mullins for about 17 years. He is by far the best optometrist I ever seen. Knowledgeable and Truly cares for his patients!!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

I found my doctor to be most concerned about my issues and was so thoughtful to explain everything. He was fabulous!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

I love this practice and they were very caring. I live in Indiana and drive back to see my physicians.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Dr. Mullins was great, very easy to talk to and courteous. I am 9 months pregnant and while an oral antibiotic would've been a more efficient treatment for my eye issue, he prescribed a topical ointment to avoid any issues an antibiotic might cause to my baby. I am very thankful he took this precaution, and I'm fine with a treatment that may take longer if it ensures the safety of my pregnancy and baby.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Dr. Mullins was a great provider and should be used as an example whenever possible. Healthcare is at somewhat of a crossroads as money dictates EVERYTHING. Dr. Mullins reminded me a just a normal caring physician who not only engaged, but was not rushed.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Had a great experience! The doctor was very kind, and thorough. He took his time to explain things and answer any questions I had. Thank you!

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Dr. Mullins is extremely knowledgeable, personable and professional. He is an exceptional doctor!

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Dr. John Mullins is an outstanding physician. He is kind and respectful, he listens, really cares about his patients, makes them feel valued and important and truly wants to help. He takes all concerns seriously and really cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Dr. Mullins is outstanding in every way!!!! He exhibits kindness and compassion and respects his patients. He puts you at ease and answers all questions. He is very careful with cleaning protocols & really listens to the patient. I wish all your physicians were like Dr. Mullins!

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

I would seek care from Dr. Mullins anywhere! He is the reason I came to CCF.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Great doctor. Great visit

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

It was the last appointment of the day and Dr. Mullins never let that effect my appointment. He is very caring, through and comforting.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

It had been about 6 years since my last eye exam, and age 59 I was pretty concerned. I was sure I was going to leave with Mr. Magoo glasses! What a relief (and surprise) that my eyes are doing very well for my age...Dr Mullins made me feel like my eyes scored an A+. I felt pretty good about that :)

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

I actually did recommend Dr. Mullins to two co-workers

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Everyone was polite and on time. Dr. Mullins Was informed and thorough. Answered all my questions and concerns. Good experience

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

This physician was intelligent, kind, and courteous!

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Dr. Mullins is excellent!He spends time with you and really gets to know his patients. He remembers them from each visit. He is very kind and makes you feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Dr. Mullins is always the best!!

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

It was a good experience from start to finish. Everything was friendly & very helpful. The Dr answered any questions that came up & had a very good experience & outcome

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr. Mullins is an outstanding optometrist. He listened carefully to my vision concerns. He was thoughtful and thorough. Excellent experience:)

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Dr Mullens was not only good, he was excellent! Very personable, knowledgeable, and did an excellent job of solving my problem! He even followed up with a telephone call to check on my condition! Excellent

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

I've seen Dr. Mullins for many years...excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Dr Mullen was excellent. He listened to me, thoroughly examined my eyes and made me feel better about my issue.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Dr Mullins was great. Very kind and listened and answered my questions.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

The care I received from Dr. Mullins was nothing short of excellent. He listened to the concerns I had with my eye. He very clearly explained where I was in my recovery path and he charted out a way forward that made sense and provided me with a solution that could prevent future abrasions. I appreciated being treated like a real person with concerns and not like a billable hour. I wish more of my doctor experiences were like this.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

So glad Dr Mullins is back at CC

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Very impressed by Dr. Mullins and the staff.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Excellent staff and Doctor

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Very professional staff and doctor

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

Dr Mullins is absolutely the BEST which is why we have followed him over the years. He is thorough, courteous, kind and personable. He also knows what he is doing!!!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Doctor was very kind.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Dr talked to me directly and made me feel very comforatble

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr. Mullins is a phenomenon human from what I know in the office. He cares about you and your health and answers the questions you ask and goes the extra mile to make sure you're comfortable. It means a lot when you walk in and even through a mask you can see a smile from maybe a long day. I know I'm being taken care of when I come in.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Doctor Mullin was excellent

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

My first appointment with this doctor and team exceeded my expectations and very much appreciated.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

This was my first eye appointment. The nurse made me feel very comfortable with the entire process. I saw Dr. Carlson. He was excellent, and described everything to me.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

I thought Dr. Mullins was very kind and professional. I would highly recommend him to others. I would definitely come back to see him.

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

Would only recommend the doctor.

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Dr Mullins is the best

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Dr. Mullins is always kind and engaging. He takes care to listen to my concerns and offers explanations and possible solutions to what ever is happening at the time of that appointment. I am glad he is back at the Cleveland Clinic, he is a great asset.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Dr. John Mullins deserves 10s. He is outstanding in every way!! He is so kind and considerate and truly has a passion to care for patients, putting you at ease and answering your questions and taking any concerns seriously! He has a compassionate manner and goes above and beyond. He is the standard all your providers should aspire to.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

The doctor very good!

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Overall, Dr. Mullins was kind, respectful, knowledgeable, and seemed to truly care about my concerns. I felt like he really wanted to answer all of my concerns completely and even seemed very enthusiastic about some of the questions I asked about for treatment. I had a great experience and would recommend a million times over!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

I cannot compliment Dr. Mullins highly enough. He is thoroughly knowledgeable, caring and concerned. He listened respectfully to and answered all my questions. His advice was clear and helpful. I recommend him on any occasion to do so.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

To get the provider I wanted, I could not schedule through my chart. when I could finally talk to a person, she was very helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

superb physician

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

very pleasing visitsuperb physician

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

Dr. Mullins was so kind and understanding. He put me at ease and I was very happy with the appointment.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

I was experiencing weird and troubling symptoms. Dr. Mullins listened carefully and worked to figure out the problem. he gave me reassurance and a referral. I appreciated his attentiveness.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

The Doc is very personal and most of his staff is as well!!! also I enjoyed my visit with the Dr. J Mullens

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Dr. Mullins office and procedures have always been the best and they continue onward in his new office.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Great experience! Dr. Mullins is knowledgeable, informative, and a pleasure to work with.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

Dr. Mullins was thorough & explained everything in detail. Asked if I had any questions. Made me feel comfortable even though I suffer from anxiety.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Truly a wonderful Doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

Dr.Mullins was extremely thorough and courteous.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021


Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

doctor did not rush. .was very thorough...explained things well

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

love Dr Mullins very professional

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Dr. and Assistant both were very friendly. Very satisfied with visit.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

I'm extremely pleased. wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Dr. Mullins is the best. I have been his patient for years. Nobody better.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

I have always referred Dr. Mullins to others for years.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Dr. Mullins is OUTSTANDING. he is kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, listens, truly wants to help, answers all questions and is the absolute best! I wish all your doctors where like him!!

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

I would follow Dr. Mullins anywhere to get care for my eyes. I came to the clinic for him and him only.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Dr. Mullins has the best bedside manner.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Great service on such short notice! Dr. Mullins actually took the time to listen to my symptoms and examine my eyes properly.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

I've been going to Dr. Mullins for years and would not have anyone else take care of my eyes. He's the best!

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Dr Mullens is one of the best eye doctors. always is kind and concerned. takes all the time you need.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Very professional and took the extra time to answer any concerns I had. Highly recommend Dr. Mullins

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

we love Dr Mullins. He is absolutely the best eye doctor out there!

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Our kids love Dr Mullins. He always explains what he is doing and WHY

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

Dr Mullins is a fantastic provider who really cares for his patients

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

There was confusion as to the location of appointment. My first appointment was at the Cole Eye Center in Avon. I was fortunate enough to have appointment moved by a few weeks. I understood the appointment would be same location. It was at Avon Lake location. Everyone was very accommodating. Dr. Mullins was through and explained what my options we're to correct eyesight. I was very pleased with staff and Dr. Mullins.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Dr Mullins is the best eye doctor I have ever had. he is very caring and makes sure that I understand what he is saying. He describes what is going on with my eye.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

*Dr. Mullins was very thorough in his examination. His demeanor and professionalism was outstanding!

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

my waiting time was minimal which I appreciated since I had to get going to employment but Dr Mullins was extremely friendly and very helpful and kind.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020

great doctor, very thorough

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Dr. Mullins is awesome.....He was recommended to me by my long term care Dr. Gradisek.....and I could not be happier. He is very attentive and thorough.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Very thorough and Dr Mullins is excellent at explaining the results of his examination and recommended next steps

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Dr. Mullins was exceptionally kind, caring and thorough. He is very knowledgeable and answered all questions in detail. I have been receiving care at the clinic for over 20 yrs and he is one of the best providers I have encountered in any specialty. would definitely recommend him to friends and family.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

I love Dr. Mullins

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

I have complete trust in Dr. Mullins

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Dr. John Mullins is wonderful; practices with empathy. One of the best providers at CCF.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

It was a great experience!!! I typically hate eye appointments and Dr. Mullins made me feel very at ease. Thank you.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Excellent provider!!!

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Excellent provider!!!

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

I was so glad to see that Dr. Mullins had returned to the Cleveland Clinic! He is a warm, compassionate caregiver and answered all of my questions about my eyes/eyesight. I recommend him highly!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

I've followed Dr Mullins for years. He's an excellent doctor.

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