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 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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As of 9/29/2018, 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

603 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
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2018

Dr. Martin really listened to me and described things to me perfectly - like a mini science lesson - which is exactly what I like from a provider.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018

The Doctor and nurse didn't do a very good job explaining why they were doing what they were doing. The nurse/assistant was very kind and friendly and thorough, I just wasn't always sure why they were doing what they were doing. The doctor had a poor disposition and unkind manner. She didn't take the time or care to explain what she was doing or what things meant. I would not recommend her nor will I go back to see her.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

Dr. Martyn did an excellent job of connecting diabetes control to the health of my eyes and motivated me to stay focused on controlling my diabetes.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018

*Dr. Martyn is the most rude provider I've ever been to. I would suggest she take up a profession where she doesn't have to deal with people.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

Doctor is an excellent physician and was thorough and knowledgeable .

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

Dr Martyn has a nice way of providing education about my eyes/ health at each appointment. She is reassuring, and I trust her advice.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018

good experience. my first appointment with this provider. Liked that she was mature and experienced.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018

noted the time of my drops for dilating so dr Martyn knew when I'd be ready for her part of the exam - there were no delays at all.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Have history of migraines; use glasses for reading all the time and the frequency of the headaches was increasing. Dr. Martin is very thorough and I trust her judgement and experience.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

Dr. Shery Martyn is The Best Doctor, very professional, considered, carrying, kind and extremely knowledgeable. It is always pleasant visit with Dr. Martyn. My Mama was also Her patient.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2018

Dr Martyn is always professional as well as personable and provides excellent education and care

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

She was a bit argumentative regarding that my last prescription had come from that office. Apparently my eyes have improved since my last visit and she stated there was no way the doctor could have prescribed something so far off from what my vision currently is. She went back and looked at the records and corrected herself, but I truly wasn't expecting having to explain myself to her when the only ophthalmologic visits I've had since 2006 have been at this office.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2018

I enjoyed my visit with Dr. Martyn, she was easy to talk to and very engaging.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018

The doctor appeared very Pre-sumptious regarding my condition & me as a patient she has never seen before. I felt like I couldn't really be hear nor understood by her.

Reviewed on May 21, 2018

My eyes had to be dialated so I had to wait but as soon as they took me back, the doctor was in shortly thereafter.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2018

if this is about Dr. Shari Martyn, she was awful. The woman did not wear a white coat, had no smile or facial expression, was perfunctory and brusque. She looked sounded and acted bored and burned out. At least she spritzed her hands with alcohol before she sat down to the EHR. She never asked if I had questions. She only looked at me from behind the instruments she was using to perform the examination . She told me to come back in 2 years or maybe one year. The care summary is a joke. No where did it mention my eye pressures, my visual acuity scores, the status of my retinal arteries or my macula's condition. Fortunately I wrote them down. The summary does not even say why I was being seen. What a waste of paper. You need to fix it because the care summary is useless as a recollection of events in my medical interactions with Cleveland Clinic. It is obviously written by the EHR , not a real person.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2018

Dr. Martyn spent a a lot of time explaining what the issue was and eased the concerns I had prior to the visit.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2018

Dr. Martin was so wonderful. It was such a pleasure meeting her and having her examine my eye. She gave me a lot of good advice. She was very patient and held my hand while the "nice and patient" male nurse assistant took the pressure of my eye. I have a hard time when the pressure of my eye is taken. Dr. Martin is so great and I would seen here agsun and I recommended her to 2nof my family members.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2018

Dr. MARTIN is an awesome eye doctor. Besides corrective lens, eyeglasses, family issue of diabetes, my high blood pressure and age are the reason why I visit Dr. MARTIN annually. She has compassion for my health concerns and is supportive in my quest for maintaining good health.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2018

Dr. Martyn was thorough, professional, and kind.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2018

Very courteous

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2017

I scheduled this appointment as a follow up for a medication as well as to have an insurance form signed to continue taking this medication. I was told my regular doctor was booked for several months, but that Dr. Martin had appointments available. When I told Dr. Martin I needed to have the form completed she told me it was a waste of her time and that she could have seen another patient in the time it took her to complete the form. Her demeanor was extremely impatient and made me feel very unwelcome. I felt like I could not ask her some of the heath related questions I had regarding my condition. It was one of the most unpleasant patient experiences I have every had.

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