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
View all 9 Treatment & Services +

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 Education - 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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As of 9/11/2019, Dr. Martyn 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

551 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

73 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Doctor has a very good manner with patients and takes her time

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

excellent provider - professional, humorous, attentive and didn't miss a beat.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

love Dr.S.Martyn, she is the best. please keep her.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

I have been going to Dr. S. Martyn for years. I like and respect her opinions and skill.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Dr. Martyn is a great physician in all respects.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

excellent physician. thorough, explained everything, very kind, highly recommend

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

I love this office and Dr martyn she is an amazing doctor

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

i felt rushed with Dr. Martyn

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Doctor Martin was great,helpful and friendly

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

I had to wait over a week to see an with a doctor for my eye infection.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

Dr Martyn is always kind.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

I was able to observe how busy this poor doc was. She is amazing-- to see this many patients on a schedule and be as pleasant as she was. I really appreciate her and her care she showed for me, as I was one of her last patients of the day. I hope someone thanks her for being a world class caregiver.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2019

I thought Dr. Martin looked into my previous history with my regular doctor in depth to get a good overview of current issues to arrive at a solution...I thought she was professional and personable. She explained a lot.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

Dr. Martyn was thorough and fast.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

Dr. Martyn has always been a pleasure.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

I appreciate Dr. Martyn?s professionalism and approachability , and have confidence in her assessments and advice.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Dr. Martin is very good at her job. She has a very good ?bedside manner?.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Dr Martin was very professional answered all my questions very thorough

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr. Martyn was very thorough and made sure the concerns I had about my eyes were addressed completely.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Dr. Martyn is an excellent caring provider. thorough.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

I have already referred people to this provider. She was wonderful.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

doctor was awful she should retire I will never go to her again

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

good experience doctor educated me about my eye condition asked if I had questions

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

I love Dr Sharyn Martyn

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr. Martin is superb!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr Martyn may be retiring in a few years and I will miss her as I developed a trust in her expertise and care.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Comments above apply to Dr. Martyn

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Dr Martyn has been my ophthalmologist for years. She is knowledgeable, extremely competent and a true professional.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

I had a great experience. I felt the doctor took time with me to explain her concerns and listened to me as a well.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Dr. Martiyn is a down to earth person who shows she cares about you and who you are!

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

I have an ongoing eye problem and wanted a second opinion. I was able to get in right away to see Dr. Martyn. she was thorough, thoughtful and professional. her advice was taken and I am getting more help for my cornea problem.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

I go each year for my diabetic eye exam and have never had a problem. I enjoy Dr. Martyn's company...always pleasant, helpful, and friendly. The nurses that also do the testing are extremely nice and patient also. I am always in and out promptly. No complaints.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

No complaints whatsoever. I have the utmost respect for Dr. Martyn. She is very down to earth and kind and friendly.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

the doctor seemed rushed and was not patient with me. she just referred me to a retirna specialist and was not interested in explaining the issue with me eye. left me confused

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Dr. Martin is an exceptional caregiver. she goes above and beyond my level of expectation and we left the appointment extremely satisfied and well educated . Exceptional doctor

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Dr. Martyn is and always has been a very important part of my life. I have seen her since she was a resident at Mt. Sinai Medical Center.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

excellent experience, Dr. Martin was professional and knowledgeable. I'd recommend this doctor to everyone

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

it is really a pleasant experience working with Dr. Martyn.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

she is one of the best doctors I have ever seen

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

I have been seen by Dr. Martyn for many years and have always received exceptional care.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

I have and will continue to recommend the Clinic and Dr. Martyn.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

I always tell my friends about what a good eye doctor I have in Dr. Martyn.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr. Shari is very personable... friendly! yet professional very pleasant!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

my first meeting with this physician, she did not introduce herself. came into room sat down at computer, kinda of went over what she saw and then checked my eyes quickly. touched on what she saw ( possible macular degeneration) no explanation as to what that means or at what point it should be addressed or how to treat it. gave me a paper chart to test myself, saying instructions were on bottom of paper .. honestly I read "My Chart"when I got home to discover a diagnosis of macular and glaucoma.if this is true, at what stage am I and how would all this be treated??? I left the appointment with the doctor having far more questions then answers.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

i would recommend the facility but not that particular physician..

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

dr.martyn as always was very professional and helpful.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

Dr. Martyn is superb. I would not be traveling from the West side to Chagrin unless I felt she was the BEST. I have been grateful to have her as my doctor for many years.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Appointments at Cleveland clinic doctors are hard to come by, the earliest we could get was 3 months out.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

I guess I didn't ask the right questions, but I was kind of confused after the appointment. I sent my questions via MyChart and the result was me going to a different doctor for basically the same appointment but got my questions answered in person.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

We have been very pleased with *S. Martyn and her staff. I highly recommend her to others and will not change providers.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

Excellent dr. patient relationship well established and very confident.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

the visit, while professional, was rushed. it is clear the provider is very busy with little time for each individual patient.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

I believe that Dr. Martin has a professional insight to her patients. For me, she has answered all my questions. She has been my doctor for 15 years. I wouldn't want any other physician to take her place.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Dr. Shari Martyn is really caring when it comes to her patient. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

Dr. Shari Martyn is excellent. The exam was efficient, yet friendly and thorough.

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

Dr. Martin and her staff are thorough and courteous in spite of a busy schedule.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Dr. Martyn always, always takes the time to listen and advise. Never feel rushed, is always professional and I feel very well cared for in her care.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

the doctor was excellent understood my concerns regarding my eye concerns

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

the NP and staff at the WILLOUGHBY hills minute clinic scheduled my appointment for me. the NP was great she caught the issue and sent me to see Dr. I loved the doctor she was very pleasant and made me feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

The care care provider was great. She listened to my concerns and the suggestions that I made. I was very impressed with her.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

The total experience was awesome from the entire staff at the front desk to the nurse assistant to the provider to the staff at the follow up appointment desk. I was very pleased with my time at the Coles Cleveland Clinic Campus in Beachwood Ohio.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

excellent and experienced professional. friendly, upfront, down to earth doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr. Martyn and her staff were great!

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

Dr Martin is very thorough and answers all your questions. I never feel rushed. she's an excellent provider

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

From the onset of the greeting at the desk, there was ease and caring. issues associated with sight creates considerable anxiety in a patient , such as me. I liked the way the door was left open in between the initial exam and drops until Dr Martyn's turn occurred I have not seen her in several years. She is the preferred by all in our family including physicians. She was as I have always known her , calm, focused, very smart, applies her knowledge and empathy to exact diagnosis and plan. I was far calmer when I left than when I entered in the years I have known her regarding the severity of my Mother's sever vision decline and you daughtervin youth and me in emergency, she has been consistent in high quality of care. I appreciate very much plus the ambiance within that setting in Beachwood

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

Doctor was in a hurry and barely answered my 2-3 questions.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

Not a very friendly atmosphere ! I was among 5 other patients waiting for Dr. Martyn. I was rushed through the entire exam .

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Dr. Martyn delved into my history and help me establish future care for my problems.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

the doctor had a horrible beside manner. I will not be seeing her again!!

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

Dr. Martyn-Gans is a excellent doctor. she explained everything to me in detail I would highly recommend her

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

provider spent very little time with me. after telling the assistant I was a victim of medical neglect as a child and trying to tell this to the doctor, she insisted my parents must have taken pretty good care of me because my problem isn't worse. she basically told me there is no hope for my condition (a second opinion proved her wrong). I was literally not allowed to ask questions as I was shuffled out the door. she did not ask me anything about my condition but made broad sweeping statements and disregarded me. she did not plan any in depth testing. even though there is therapy available for my condition, she did not recommend it. the medical secretary I spoke with later on the phone said I should have seen someone that specializes in this disorder and yet the doctor herself didn't recommend I see a specialist (she was an ophthalmologist and the secretary said I should see an ophthalmologist that deals with this disorder more often - I guess seeing an eye specialist isn't enough - I have to see a special specialist).

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Dr Martyn seems rushed and put out. She does not seem open to questions or anything above and beyond her basic examination.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

Dr. Martyn has been my provider for many years. I would not even remotely consider changing providers. She is fantastic!!!

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