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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Avon Lake Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
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Avon Lake Family Health Center
Primary Location

Avon Lake Family Health Center


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Contact Lenses
  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Eye Examinations
  • Eyeglasses
  • Optometry
View all 5 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • 20/20 Vision
  • Aging and Your Eyes
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Diabetic Eye
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Care Facts for Older Americans
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Pediatric Conjunctivitis
  • Pediatric Myopia
  • Pink Eye
  • Red Eye
View all 15 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


  • 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 1/2/2024, 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

99 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Dr. Mullins was my doctor at Lakeland in Oberlin. I would schedule my appointments in the summer as I lived in Florida and would travel to Ohio for vacation. When he moved to Westlake, I went with him. When he changed to NOMS - I changed again. And went he went back to Cleveland Clinic - I went with him. He is an excellent doctor - he listens and I trust him!

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

I will continue using Cole Eye and Dr Mullins

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

Dr. Mullins went above and beyond. He even changed his standard procedure per my request to dialate my eyes AFTER the eye exam based on a problem I encountered 2 years ago.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Dr. Mullins is outstanding.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

I absolutely adore Dr. Mullins. He's the best. He really watches my eye disease very closely. Being a retired RN, that's so appreciated.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

As always, my visits with Dr. Mullins have always been positive.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

I respect Dr. Mullins, he is an asset to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

Dr. Mullins is top notch and have already recommended him to others.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr Mullins is very kind and thorough. He took his time with me and recommended trying a different contact lense that would be closer to my prescription that my previous contacts couldn't go as high.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2024

Dr. John Mullins is a patient, professional, extremely competent, and caring physician. He is an asset to both Cleveland Clinic and any patient fortunate to be seen by him.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr. Mullins is the face of 'World Class Care'.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr Mullins is the best. He was so thorough that he pointed out a condition that had been never been detected in6 years prior appointments

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr Mullins is one of the nicest doctors I have ever had. TY

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr Mullins is the best!! He is so kind, caring, and very compassionate about his patients and their eyes and everything involved with them. He makes you feel comfortable and answers all questions so you know what to expect or understand your problem.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr Mullins was outstanding

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Dr. Mullins was extremely professional, thorough, and personable.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Professional and efficient. The Dr. And the support staff

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Great bedside mannerIntroduces himself as John, not Dr. Mullins. Love that.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2024

We have been with Dr. Mullins for many years and will continue to see him wherever he is as an entire family.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr. Mullins is the best!!!

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr Mullins is extremely compassionate, caring and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr. Mullins and his staff are great

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Best Dr.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Dr. Mullins is extremely kind and knowledgeable. He takes the time to speak to his patients and takes a genuine interest in their care.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

Dr. Mullins is the best.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

Dr. Mullins was confident,intelligent with a charismatic manner that put me at ease.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr Mullins is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

I've been a pt of Dr Mullins for several years. He's always pleasant, professional, and very knowledgeable. Excellent Dr!

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Definitely would recommend Dr. Mullins and staff. Very courteous & caring. Knowledgeable to answer questions of concern.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr Mullins was very friendly and answered all questions

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Dr. John Mullins is an outstanding physician! I would most highly recommend him to anyone seeking care of your eyes!

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Dr Mullins was excellent. He was friendly, listened intently to my questions and answered them in a format that was easy to understand.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Highly likely. Dr. Mullins is wonderful.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2023

Dr. Mullins is amazing in every way. He is kind, thoughtful, knowledgeable, caring, always concerned about patient care and comfort and very careful about cleanliness. He goes out of his way always! He truly cares!!!!

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2023

Dr. Mullins is extremely confident and professional in his work. I feel totally comfortable with his procedures.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr Mullins is a very caring doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Dr Mullins has been my provider for many years, and I am extremely happy with his care

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

I have been seeing Dr Mullins for a number of years and he has always been a true professional.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr. Mullins is an excellent physician

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr. Mullins is the BEST!!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr. Mullins is fantastic. Makes me feel comfortable the entire time and gets the job done quickly and efficiently. Exactly what I'd hoped for in a medical provider.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Very quick appointment and very helpful for my problem. Thank you Dr Mullins!

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr. Mullins is awesome! Easy going and very pleasant to work with.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr. Mullins is the best

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. John Mullins is the Best !

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2023

The Clinic stretches the doctors too thin. The first available appointment that I was offered was January 2024. Dr. Mullins accommodated me by arranging a Saturday appointment for October 2023.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2023

Dr. Mullins and his staff are knowledgeable, caring, and offer excellent service

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2023

Dr. Mullins and staff make things easy, however, the Cleveland Clinic seems stretched thin - wait times on the phone are too long, it is difficult to schedule appointments - the availability of appointments is too far out.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023


Reviewed on Oct 7, 2023

Dr. Mullins is outstanding in every way. He really cares for his patients, using great care and concern. He is very careful about privacy, cleanliness and any concerns a patient has. He puts you at ease and makes you feel comfortable. He truly cares about his patients!

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

He was a. Patient eye doctor. Makes you feel at ease and quite thorough exam. Blessed to be seen by him.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

I have been with Dr. Mullins since before he was a Cleveland Clinic doctor & he is the best care provider in the industry.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

I'm so glad Dr. Mullins is back--love him!

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr Mullins is very personable, open, and frank, which I appreciate.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr. Mullins is very knowledgeable, professional and personable. He explains things thoroughly and in plain English, and also takes an interest in your personal life and any issues that are going on, or may be going on in the future, that could impact eye health. I'm very happy with him, and his entire staff.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr Mullins is excellent!

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

My entire experience was thorough and professional. Dr Mullins is the epitome of a great doctor in every aspect . He has been recommended to many by me .

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

I recommend this provider He mad me very comfortable and paid attention to my issues with my eye's giving me information which calmed my worries

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Dr. Mullins is an excellent provider.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr. Mullins is EXCELLENT! Professional, friendly and knowledgeable .

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Doctor Mullins is excellent!

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

I would highly recommend Dr Mullins to anyone

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Mullins is wonderful. I have already recommended a new patient for him.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Dr. Mullins is exemplary, a great doctor and a great and caring person.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Dr. Mullins was friendly, professional, and extremely thorough!! Top notch customer service!

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr. Mullins does an incredible review of your eyes. Thank you so much!

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr. Mullins is a very compassionate person. With all this going on in my life, he listened and assured me all would get better.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Dr. Mullins and staff were outstanding

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Doctor was known, thorough, compassionate and respectful.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr Mullins is one of the best doctors I have had. He is kind, compassionate and thorough.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr. Mullins is the most caring Dr I have ever seen! He is personable and treats his patients with respect like they are family! He is the absolute best!!

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr. Mullins is a wonderful doctor. He is professional and very knowledgeable and he puts me at ease with his kind manner. He took the time to thoroughly explain everything to me including what information was on the scans of the eyes. I could not be in better hands.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr. Mullins is wonderful! He is kind, patient, and extremely personable! Excellent medical professional!

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr. Mullins is outstanding in every way. He truly cares about his patients, He's kind, professional, thoughtful, thorough and always willing to help! He's the best!

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr. Mullins is the absolute BEST Optometrist I have ever seen. He was kind, quick to diagnose my issues and provided better education than almost any other physician. He recommended a couple products to improve my symptoms and provide life-long relief. I ordered everything the next day. My husband sees an Optometrist at Cole Eye; I told him he needs to see Dr. Mullins, as well.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Mullins was courteous, informative, and friendly.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr Mullins is fantastic. He goes above and beyond to help with questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr. Mullins is amazing been going to him for years. One of the few doctors that actually listens to your concerns. Great doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr Mullins is outstanding. My husband and I have followed him with each of his moves across the decades. He is worth it.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr Mullins was a good listener and explained my condition clearly.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

Dr. Mullins is excellent, he truly cares for his patients, best doctor I have!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2023

Great Doctor!!!

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Warm, great sense of humor, and outstanding physician. Very smart and informative.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Dr. Mullins at the eye institute in Westlake OH is the doctor for both myself and my wife. He's extremely knowledgeable, helpful and caring. Super good guy.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr.Mullins is very kind and attentive. He is very thorough and explains everything in detail. I would definitely recommend him to friends & family.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2023

My visit was absolutely great, I can't say enough good things to describe my visit. The girl who did my preliminary testing before seeing the dr was very efficient in a timely manner. The dr was very nice and personable explained each part of the exam to me. When I got to the car I said I can't say enough good things about my visit and would highly recommend anyone to come there.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2023

The dr was very personable, efficient, explained each part of the exam to me, easy to talk to and answered my questions In an plain manner thst I could easily understand without making me feel dumb.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Dr. Mullins demeanor towards his patients is extremely friendly and comfortable.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr. Mullins is a very caring and excellent physician

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr Mullins spends time with you, asks questions, explains everything. Always thanks you and is so appreciative to see you. Takes time to get to know his patients.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Excellent care and outstanding service provided throughout the appointment. I would highly recommend Dr Mullins and his entire team

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Awesome experience, never had someone explain my issue so thoroughly. After years of just getting eyes checked but feeling like something was still wrong with my eyes, finally someone took extra time and care to further examine my eyes, look at my entire medical history and the medication I am currently taking and how some things might impact eyesight. Also gave my treatment to try before just giving me new eyeglass prescription in order to get truest glass prescription. Definitely worth hr drive. Definitely will change my provider - so impressed. Just excellent care. Made sure to tell family and friends about great experience.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr Mullins is the best!!

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Had an emergency eye infection and was able to see Dr Mullins quickly and had a yearly exam a week later with follow up to infection. Dr, Mullins is extremely thorough, polite, courteous and great patient to Dr demeanor.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr Mullins is very efficient.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Dr. Mullins is caring, knowledgeable, and an expert in his field .

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Dr. Mullins carefully discussed any issues with me. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing eye care.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

A very good experience. Dr. Mullins is a good doctor and he is knowledgeable and very personable at the same time. I like visiting with him. I trust him. I trust his knowledge.

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

Dr. Mullins listens to my concerns with the utmost empathy and professionalism.

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