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Before you entrust us with your eyecare, we understand that it’s important to get to know us a little bit first. We are happy to introduce ourselves. Erie Optical was opened in 1963 in Painesville, Ohio by Dr. Jacob Waldman.
Dr. Robert Waldman is the owner and the optometrist of Erie Optical. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University in 1974, and then attended the New England College of Optometry and graduated in 1978. He then began working at Erie Optical alongside his father. Now seeing his third generation of patients, many long-term and satisfying relationships have been established. Outside of work he has a passion for biking, golf, and the Cleveland Indians. He lives in Mentor with his wife Caren.
Dr. Waldman is supported by a six-person superstar team which is dedicated to providing the highest level of care and service. We have one overriding philosophy which is to treat every patient in the same manner in which we ourselves would want to be treated. From the time you call for an appointment until you leave our office, we want you to feel fully satisfied with the entire office experience.
If you would like to meet the team, feel free to come in today or request an appointment by calling 440-255-7727.
Erie Optical was founded in 1962 In Painesville, Ohio by Dr. Jacob Waldman. Previous to opening in Painesville, Dr.Waldman had a practice in the city of Cleveland. He was very progressive in his thinking as he was one of the first doctors to advertise his services in the newspaper. In 1978 his son Robert joined the practice and worked alongside his father until his retirement in 1984.The practice was moved to its present location in Mentor in 1988.
The practice philosophy has always been to provide excellent value and service in a friendly and comfortable environment. With hard work and the support of the community, the practice has been able to thrive for over 50 years. “ We consider what we do to be a privilege, “ says Dr.Waldman.
"Although Dr.Jacob Waldman passed away many years ago, his influence and our appreciation for what he started is always present."
~ Beth D
"I have been going to Erie Optical for over 20 years. Dr. Waldman is friendly, thorough, and detected narrow-angle glaucoma during my routine eye exam. I am thankful he discovered it, and he referred me to a specialist. The fun part for me is choosing my glass frames with the Office Manager, Connie B. I would highly recommend Erie Optical."
~ Beth A
“Dr. Waldman found a serious health problem with my daughter. She hadn't even started exhibiting any symptoms. Because of him we were able to start treatment and avoid any further complications.”
~ Tonya C
Ready to make an Optometrist friend for life? Here at Erie Optical, that’s exactly what we do: provide our patients with care they can rely on for decades. We’ve been doing it for years, and we’d love to do it for you as well. Give us a call at 440-255-7727 or request an appointment through our website, and we’ll see you just as soon as we can!