Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Oberlin Ophthalmology/Lakeland Eye
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Medical School - Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Philadelphia, PA USA

Undergraduate - Cleveland State University
Bachelor of Science
Cleveland, OH USA

Specialty Interests

General optometry

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Diane Sutton, OD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/10/2018, Dr. Sutton 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

285 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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2018

Dr. Sutton took the time to explain options for treatment and asked me to call her about the situation after trying a new medicine.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

Had to return to office for a second visual field screening. Office calls with results which are not clear; I need a follow-up exam with a different specialist to confirm a glaucoma diagnosis. OK; I will comply. Then I am told to get a prescription filled. Why? shouldn't I wait until after seeing the specialist? Answer: no. I am confused. Do I have a glaucoma diagnosis or not? If unsure, why should I start taking these prescribed eye drops? "The doctor wants you to" is not an answer to my question, in my opinion. Ironically, my husband got the exact same diagnosis and follow up a year ago. Seems like a weird coincidence.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2018

The staff and Doc are all so friendly and know how to make you feel special

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

Dr Sutton explained my condition and options for treatment extremely well. She was thorough, knowledgeable, personable, informative, professional and very, very nice.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

In my experience being with dr. Sutton for many years she seems to have less time to spend with me discussing my health issues it seems that she has last time available to spend with me then she did in past years I feel this is a lost because as I've aged my Eyecare becomes more important and I need time to talk to her about what is going on it is too bad that appointments in her office have to be scheduled so close together

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

Dr. Sutton is very good about explaining the issues that I have with my vision and what I need to keep checking to make sure but I understand what has happened with my eyes as I age

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018

This doctor is my eye doctor and not my general health care doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2018

Dr. Sutton provided excellent care and professionalism. I trust her 100% and highly recommend.

Reviewed on May 24, 2018

This is an eye doctor and many of the questions relate more to a medical doctor for general care. Dr. Sutton's office and staff operate in a very efficient and professional manner.

Reviewed on May 10, 2018

Dr Sutton is always personable, down-to-earth and professional.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018

Dr. Sutton always educates me about my concerns for my eyes

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018

great staff excellent provider, the best

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2018

Great, kind, considerate and thorough doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2018

Dr Sutton and staff are always courteous & helpful. If I have a question or concern they address it right away and get the information I may need.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2018

Dr Sutton is very friendly and knowledgeable. i felt very comfortable with her and her answers to my questions. she took her time to make sure I was informed about my eyes &glasses

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2018

Doctor Sutton and her staff are always welcoming, caring, thoughtful and kind.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2017

*Dr. Sutton is excellent, as is the staff at this location.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2017

I came away very well prepared for what I had to do, what to expect, and what to do if I had any problems. Fortunately, all went very well.

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