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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Contact Lenses
  • Contact Lenses
  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Eye Examinations
  • Eyeglasses
  • FAA Eye Exam
  • Optometry
  • Pediatric Contact Lenses
  • Pediatric Optometry
  • Vision Screening
View all 10 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • 20/20 Vision
  • Aging and Your Eyes
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Diabetic Eye
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Care Facts for Older Americans
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters and Flashes
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Ocular Health
  • Pediatric Conjunctivitis
  • Pediatric Myopia
  • Pink Eye
  • Red Eye
  • Refractive Errors
  • Vision Problems in Aging Adults
View all 21 Specialties +


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About Heather Cimino, OD

Heather L. Cimino, OD, was appointed to the Cole Eye Institute in August of 2002. Dr. Cimino has worked on the Vision First program since September of 2002. She also works at Cleveland Clinic, main campus. Her interests are infant and child contact lens fits, amblyopia, general pediatric optometry, primary care and adult contact lenses.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

Undergraduate - Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI USA

Specialty Interests

adult contact lenses, Amblyopia, General Pediatrics, infant and pediatric contact lenses, Primary Care, vision first program

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/19/2023, Dr. Cimino 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

145 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Dr. Cimino is a pleasure to see every year

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

The Doctor was Great. Very nice, informative, and answered my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit work the doctor and her assistant. Threy made my day!

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Dr Cimino is so kind and takes time to review all concerns. She came prepared to my appointment as sounded like she was all up to date on my recent appointments/conditions/etc

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Dr. Cimino has been my eye doctor for years. You need to hold on to Dr. Cimino. She is a good one.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Dr. Cimino is wonderful. That's why I wait to see her and drive an hour to get there.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Felt comfortable, found Heather easy to talk with, she listened, answered questions, worked on my medications to make sure my medications are renewed and in place this upcoming year. Gave me paperwork on all we discussed - look forward to seeing her again in the future.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Dr Cimino always makes us feel like we are at home when we go to see her. She is very kind and communicates during the exam. We appreciate her!

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Dr Cimino is so wonderful. She is so personal and kind

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

I have already recommended Dr. Kosmorsky and Cimino to friends.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Always good to see Dr. Cimino. She really takes her time and gives me the best care

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

We covered a lot of issues and I received respectful responses and Answers to all my questions Could not be happier being under Dr Cimenos care

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Doctor was very easy to work with.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr Cimino is a wonderful doctor and put me at ease.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

For some reason Dr. Cimino does not show up on MyChart so I have to call instead of schedule online.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

All good from provider

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr. Cimino offered a great medical service during my visit, which was comprehensive and caring.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Amazing doctor I wish all my doctors were like her

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Dr Cimino is a very caring and knowledgeable professional. She listens and gives me information without my asking. I feel comfortable and well taken care of.

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