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


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About William Sax, OD

William Sax, OD, joined Cleveland Clinic in May 2006. Prior to that, he spent more than 20 years in private practice in Pittsburgh and Washington, Pa. He graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1982. Dr. Sax is a member of the American Optometric Association.

His primary specialty interests are primary care optometry and contact lenses.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Medical Education - Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Philadelphia, PA USA

Undergraduate - University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Specialty Interests

Primary care optometry and contact lenses

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/2/2020, Dr. Sax 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

354 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

57 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Doctor Sax is wonderful. hope he works 25 more years

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Dr. Sax is awesome. puts you at ease, great "bedside" manner. definitely professional. I would definitely refer him to others.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Dr. Sax has excellent knowledge of patients' eyes healing from cataract surgery.Besides checking the eye after cararact surgery, Dr. Sax asks pertinent questions to make sure the patient's eye is healing correctly. Dr. Sax also listens to questions the patient may ask.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Simply outstanding experience with Dr. William Sax and the entire staff - as usual!

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Love Dr. Sax, he's extremely efficient and thorough!

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Dr. Sax presented a very relaxed examination and discussion of the results. He was easy to talk to and put me at ease during the conversation.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr Sax always courteous yet delivers his assessment in direct manner

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Dr. Sax is great. Explained everything and even showed me a picture of my eyes (after the test he requested regarding the separation of the retina.)

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

Dr. Sax and his staff were very friendly, inviting and courteous.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Dr. Sax is highly competent and has a great sense of humor. He patiently answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Dr. Sax. was excellent in all the above.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

I have been a patient of Dr. Sax for a few years now and have referred patients to him. He is kind and personable every time.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Dr Sax was efficient and thorough in reviewing my concerns and completing a comprehensive exam. He has an easy friendly beside manor and made me laugh!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Dr. Sax is an excellent caregiver and very thorough! I strongly recommend him for your eyecare.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

dr sax is great

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

*Dr. Sax provided care in a confident, personal, and relaxed manner which puts me at ease.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

Dr. Sax is wonderful.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Dr. Sax was an excellent provider. He's caring and helpful. His explanations were clear and understandable. I appreciate his good care.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

dr sax is very personable, friendly, and a great physician overall.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Dr. Sax is a great listener, collaborates on the plan, and answers all questions patiently.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Dr. Sax always gives the results of his findings during the exam and answers any questions.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Look forward to annual visit with Dr Sax. He is a caring professional physician.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Great visit. Dr. Sax is very personable and kind!

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Dr Sax has an excellent manner with patients: professional, competent, caring. He has a wry sense of humor that puts you at ease.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Dr. Sax is a very good doctor, easy to talk with and explain everything that I need to know.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Excellent Visit. Dr Sax is great!!

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

The physician spoke to me (parent) and the patient (child) about a finding that gave him concern and explained to me the next steps without inducing panic in either of us. I was appreciative of that.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dr. Sax is an exceptionally awesome Dr !! I am reccommending him to all my family and friends. i have switched from Cole Beachwood to his office ! My glasses and contacts fitted to 20/20 by him. Life changing experience and I do thank him !

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Dr Sax is knowledgeable and efficient provider. I enjoy his friendly and compassionate care.I worked at Main Campus for many years.I now work at Strongsville CC location. I still prefer to drive to main to see Dr. Sax-he is worth the trip!I st

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

I normally see Dr. Justis P.Ehlers for my eye appointments but lately I hadn't been able to get an appointment so I asked for another doctor and got Dr. Sax. I was very impressed with him and his professionalism. I feel he's an excellent doctor and will be scheduling all my appointments with him from now on. He got me in and out not like in the pass where I sat for hours. I truly appreciate his prompt attention.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Dr. Sax has always been excellent!

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Dr. was very nice and professional. I was very impressed with his knowledge and performance

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Dr. Sachs is excellent at his job.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Dr. Sax is always very kind and caring

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Dr. Sax and his staff are always on top of their game.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2020

The care provider was very professional and I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

Dr. Sax is GREAT!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Dr. Sax is the best!!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

always appreciate the professional services and recommendations by Dr. Sax

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Excellent service!! Dr. Sax is wonderful! Great personality as well as being a great doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

I really like him as a eye doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

love Dr Sax

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Dr. Sax took extra time to describe and explain changes that are happening in my eyes. I was reassured by his explanations. He addressed all of my concerns during the visit.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Dr. Sax,always pleasant. Information about eyesight concern through.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Dr Saxx is amazing and extremely knowledgeable

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

dr Sax is the best

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Dr. Sax and his staff were professional and on time with my appointment.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Dr. Sax is very informative and just a pleasure to see as a patient.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

I have told others about how pleased I am with Dr. Sax.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

great experience from the scheduler to the front desk staff; and Dr Sax is always very nice and personable. i always have a wonderful experience . definitely a great department

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

I would recommend Dr Sax, but the Cleveland Clinic is over-scheduling and making patients wait too long.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr. Sax is a very caring and knowledgeable doctor. He is very thorough, efficient, and personable.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr Sax is very good at explaining every stept of service. Dr Sax is patience and seem to have consideration for people.Thank you.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr. Sax is terrific!

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Dr. Sax is excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

I loved Dr. Sax and his care and sense of humor.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Dr. Sax is a pleasure to have as my DR.

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