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 6/3/2020, 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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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

387 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

76 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

always has a been a good experience with Dr Sax and Cole eye

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

I've waited until now to respond to the survey because I was awaiting the delivery of my glasses. I can now say that Dr Sax did a superb job determining the correct prescription for my vision needs and that the glasses he and the opticians provided are the best I've had in a very long time. I'm extremely impressed with his professionalism and professional competence. Thank you very much, Dr Sax.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

I have recommended Dr Sax to several people

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Dr. Sax is simply the best!

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Outstanding experience with Dr. Sax, as always.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

had a great experience with Dr. Sax.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Best eye clinic. The ladies at the are awesome and Dr. Sax is the Best.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Alot of my co-workers and friends go to Dr. Sax he is the best.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr. Sax is the most phenomenal provider in his area. My favorite by far!!!

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

He is a wonderful provider.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

+ I enjoy seeing Dr Sax annually - there was 15 minute delay while he saw a CCF medical staff ahead of me

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

My visits with Dr Sax are always good. He takes time to listen to my concerns, most of all he makes me feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

As I described earlier I am very pleased with Dr Sax. I feel like I can openly express my concerns and receive honest feedback.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr. Sax was very friendly, kind and professional!

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Awesome doctor.....repeat customer

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

A good experience and nice doctor

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Dr Sax was the best

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Dr. Sax is everything that a doctor/caregiver should be and nothing that they shouldn't. His every move is all about the patient. Cannot say enough good things about him. Top Notch!!!!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Dr. Sax is a pleasure!

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Dr. Sax is terrific. He has a terrific sense of humor and is very attentive. He is very kind and efficient.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Dr. Sax has always been available when I need an appointment for an eye problem that unexopectedly has occurred.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Dr. Sax explain to me my condition

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

I had a great time. He is a very nice doctor

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Dr. Sax was wonderful

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

love Doctor Sax

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Dr Sax was incredible; he really cared about my experience and tried to help as best as he could. I didn't even have a scheduled appointment with him, he just fit me in to his schedule anyway and still took plenty of time to help diagnose my problem and recommend a solution.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

I love that I have a long term relationship with Dr. Sax, it makes it so easy to discuss any concerns or minor changes

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

overall my experience was excellent. staff was courteous and I love Dr Sax sense of humor and how he reaponded to my questions

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

I really enjoy doctor sax very professional prompt and experience

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

I have been a patient of Dr.Sax for a long time and he has always been super efficient and appointments have been easy to schedule.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Dr. Sax is wonderful! He has patience, very easy to talk to answered all of my concerns. He listens.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019

Dr Saks is a very professional and caring person. with a good sense of humour. his diagnosis has always worked for me.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

Dr. Sax has an excellent professional relationship with me as his patient. I Have a high confidence in his exam and diagnosis.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed both of my visits with Dr. Sax. He answered all of my questions and we joked a lot which was really nice. Laughter is the BEST medicine!

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

The doctor is awesome:)

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

Dr. Sax is the best! I look forward to my eye exams with him. I also find that of the people I know have only good things to say about their experience with Dr. Sax.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr. Sax is very good with his patients; he is very patient and kind, and knows how to put my children at ease.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Dr. Sax is personable and wonderful.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Dr. Sax is awesome!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Mary at the desk is wonderful. She's always positive, friendly professional, and helpful. Dr. Bill Sax is tremendous. He's professional, helpful, and has a nice sense of humor!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Dr. Sax is wonderful.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Good experience. Dr. Sax is thorough, efficient, kind, and humorous.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Good experience. Met expectations. Dr. Sax and staff very professional and pleasant.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Dr. Sax was very kind and caring. I really felt he cared about the service he was providing me he gave me options and I did not feel intimidated. I felt I was in good hands. I would highly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

I have nothing but good things to say about my experience with my visit to Dr. Sax office. everyone was super.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

dr. sax is wasn't, professional snd I feel really cares about me as a patient

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

provider seemed to insist on giving me different glasses to remedy my problem. I do not need glasses except for reading. I was there to confirm I needed a laser procedure on my left eye to eliminate a film buildup on my lens where my cataract was removed. I did not feel like the provider was listening to me and seemed indifferent towards me

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

Love Dr. Sax!!

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

I brag about my eye doctor and the whole experience to anyone who will listen.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

the doctor took hie time explaining the problem and the solution made me feel at ease about my surgery coming up.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

Dr. Sax is a professional with a chair side manner to make you feel welcome and comfortable.

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