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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

See publications for John Mullins, OD.

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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 8/26/2020, 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

97 Patient Comments

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 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.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

Dr. Mullins is the BEST!! In all regards.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

Dr. John Mullins is the BEST!! I have been receiving eye care from him for 20+ years. I hold him in the highest regards!

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

dr Mullins was very personable.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

Dr Mullins is fantastic.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

we followed Dr Mullins from his last offices

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

I am so glad Dr. Mullins is back with the Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Dr Mullins really listened to my concerns and went out of his way to check things out. I feel very confident in his care.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

I followed Dr. Mullins from his previous location. he's the best!

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Dr. Mullins, did an extraordinary exam, explaining each step of his exam.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

It was nice seeing Dr. Mullins again, very nice experience.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

I've had Dr. Mullins as my eye doctor for about 10 years now, and he has always treated me well.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Dr. Mullins has taken care of my eye care for years. I trust him completely!

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

This pertains ONLY to my eye appt. Dr. Mullins is a very good eye doctor and easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

I am so lucky to meet such physician who is caring about his patient

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

I have ALWAYS had a good experience with Dr Mullins. He is very professional, knowledgeable, caring, dependable, calm and trustworthy, truly one of the best eye doctors in the aLorain County area.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Dr. Mullins is not only an excellent eye doctor, but, he is a good listener and takes time to explain your eye care needs!!

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Dr Mullins is very though. Overall the staff was very mindful of safety.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Provider was very nice. Spoke down to my level. Was very informative. Made me want to return back to see him again.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

Dr. Mullins was caring, concerned and friendly. Would recommend him to anyone. Thank you

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Dr. Mullins is a very excellent Optometrist.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020


Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Dr. Mullins is FANTASTIC in every way. He is professional, knowledgeable, kind, compassionate and someone who really cares about the patient. I have followed him from location to location and my family and I will continue to do as his care is OUTSTANDING. He is so kind and helpful and really cares! He also puts you at ease!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Dr. Mullins is an outstanding provider so I will always seek his care!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Dr, Mullins is so professional, caring, and kind. He is what every doctor should be.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

I would recommend Dr. John Mullins to anyone that asks. He is a credit to the " world class care" slogan!

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr Mullins has been my eye doctor for many years. Great doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

I have been a patient of Dr. Mullins since moving to CL 3 yrs. ago. He is an excellent physician. He exudes a warm, caring & personable manner. He is very thorough in his exam & excellent at explaining any concern I have had re: eye redness, watery eye or itchy eyes. He is one of the best physicians, in my opinion.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Dr. Mullins is excellent in every way.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Dr. Mullins is superb. I have been seeing him for over a decade and will always continue as his patient.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Dr. Mullins is attentive, kind, patient and informative. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

I will definitely recommend Dr Mullins

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr Mullins is a great doctor! Verygood person too.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr. Mullins is an excellent Optometrist who goes above and beyond to give a complete eye exam.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

GREAT to have Dr. Mullins back on staff with CCF!!!

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

So happy and thrilled he is back with the Clinic. He is an excellent Dr.that provides thorough eye exams and rememberers his patients. He spends time with them. I would highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Great Doctor a great asset to the Clinic

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

I haven't had an eye exam since Dr Mullem left the Clinic-And I was thrilled that he came back

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Very good experience with Sarah and Dr Mullins and staff. looking forward to next year's annual soot! Thank you.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dr. Mullins is always incredibly knowledgeable, patient, caring and compassionate; his team reflects the same! I'm thrilled he is back!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

The scheduler from his office returned my call within two hours with more availability after checking with the doctor

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Dr. Mullins took his time doing the eye exam and explaining what he was doing and seeing. He made me feel a part of the visit. He was very thorough and went over the reasons for my eye concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Dr. Mullens was excellent and exceeded my expectations!

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

I waited on hold several times throughout the day for a maximum of 4 hours at a time. it was frustrating and ridiculous. Dr. Mullins took exceptional care at scheduling me the very next day.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

I would recommend the practice simply for Dr Mullins' sake. The staff, however, is a little flakey. My son saw Dr. Mullins a couple of weeks ago and I had to remind them about collecting our co-pay. After my visit, they neglected to give me the After Visit Summary that contains instructions Dr Mullins wants me to follow until a follow-up visit in 3mo.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Dr Mullins is very kind thorough and an excellent Dr.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Dr Mullins was great!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

outstanding provider - extremely knowledgeable, competent, understanding and treated me with kindness and care.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Great to have doctor call to check on progress of eye after initial visit.

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