Shari Martyn, MD

Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cole Eye Institute, Beachwood
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cole Eye Institute, Beachwood
Primary Location

Cole Eye Institute, Beachwood

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cataract Evaluations
  • Cataract Implant Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Glaucoma Consultations
  • Glaucoma Evaluations
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cataract and Intraocular Lens Implantation in Cataract Surgery
  • Cataracts
  • Cataracts and Cataract Surgery
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
View all 5 Specialties +


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About Shari Martyn, MD

Shari Martyn, MD, is Associate Staff at the Cole Eye Institute. Dr. Martyn is Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University. Her specialties are cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetes.

After earning a doctorate in medicine at Case Western, Dr. Martyn did two residencies at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland. First, she completed an internal medicine residency and then a second in ophthalmology, serving as co-chief resident. A Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, she is certified to implant Alcon’s ReSTOR IOL lens in cataract patients.

Dr. Martyn received the American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award (2006-2009). She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and of the Cleveland Ophthalmological Society.

After raising a large family and operating a private practice, Dr. Martyn joined University Ophthalmologists, Inc. of Cleveland. She also served as director of medical student education for the Department of Ophthalmology at Case Western and sat on the faculty council.  Her research endeavors include a randomized, double-masked, multi-center comparison of the aqueous humor concentration of loteprednol etabonate during routine cataract surgery.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Internal Medicine/Ophthalmology
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA


  • Ophthalmology

Specialty Interests

comprehensive ophthalmology including cataracts, glaucoma and diabetes

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

410 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2017

Dr. Martyn was very informative. I highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2017

Dr. Martyn explains things very well. (No medications are prescribed)

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2017

I felt as though the doctor was in a rush. I didn't feel as though my questions were thoroughly answered.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2017


Reviewed on Jan 3, 2017

She is always extremely thorough and answers any/all questions.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2016

Did not have any questions or really follow up care but all interactions I had while there were positive.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2016

Dr. Martyn directs me to follow-up immediately with any problems.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2016

Dr. Martyn was very professional and instilled confidence in her ability to help you. She took time to go online and look in to a treatment I had asked about before giving me an informed opinion.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2016

Dr. Martyn gave me a follow-up test for macular degeneration that I very much appreciate.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2016

Very pleased.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2016

Care provider was a person with much compassion, she had experience and was a great human being.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2016

I told her that my eyes got very tired and my vision get very blurry after I saw bright light. She told me that my pupils gets bigger because of aged. She told me to use sun glasses to drive. I told her that I did already but my problem was improved. No further suggestion/ or discussion.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2016

I had to make a same day appointment because the problem got worse five days later after seeing Dr. Martin.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2016

This questionnaire seems to be focused primarily on the care and behaviors of the staff and assistants. My biggest complaint and concern was for the way I was treated by the primary physician after all of the preliminaries were completed. When she entered the room where I sat waiting for her to review and discuss all the tests and results, I wasn't even granted the courtesy of a hello, or even a glance with a smile. I felt like just another pair of eyeballs. It was very rude. She just went directly to the computer and started right in with questions...not even a "so, how are you doing?" I meant to say something at the time and now I wished I had. I just didn't want our appointment to take a bad turn. This was my second appointment with her and I recall the abrupt and cold manner with which I was received at my first appointment. I just wrote that off as it being the result of her personality, or maybe she was having a bad day. I find it odd that someone whose main concern is to protect and care for the ability of someone to see, can't see the person behind the lenses she is prescribing. I will not be going back to her.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2016

At was a good experience overall. No problems.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2016


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Reviewed on Jun 22, 2016


Reviewed on Jun 14, 2016

Doctor was clear in the instructions how to exactly use the medication.

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