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See what our patients have to say

"I have had glasses/contacts for over 30 years and have had my share of optometrists. I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Waldman. He is so thorough and takes his time explaining things throughout your exam. I had a change in insurance about 10 years ago and he wasn't on my plan - but I still chose to pay out of pocket for his services. Every year I walk out of his office feeling grateful for his expertise. I know that sounds silly and most people don't write reviews about their eye doctor - but he really is one of the best around the Lake County area. Highly recommended!"

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 staff is always friendly, helpful and available. I have experienced very little, if any, wait time. The fun part for me is choosing my glass frames with the Office Manager, Connie B. I can count on her honesty, and I value her opinion. We have a good time in the process. I would highly recommend Erie Optical. I give them a 5 star rating."

Beth A

"I have been going to Erie Optical for many years now. Dr. Waldman is so careful in assessing my changing eye needs. He really takes the time to analyze my vision, then to prescribe the very best prescription to fit my life as a musician and "older" grad student. He has always left the door open for me to call with requested changes. I am beyond satisfied with his professional care of my eyes. On top of this, his staff is second to none. They are consistently pleasant and helpful on the phone, and wonderful on-site as well. On one occasion I purchased glasses elsewhere and really ended up with a problem with the lenses. I will never stray from Erie Optical again!"

Lori Lundeen Smith

"My family has been going to see Dr. Waldman and his staff for many years. I found out at the beginning of this year that my employer changed insurance and Erie Optical would not be under our “new insurance". We were quite disappointed. After a discussion with my husband we both decided to keep going to see Dr. Waldman and just pay for our exams, contacts and glasses out of pocket. Why?? Because NO ONE compares to Dr. Waldman and his Staff. Dr. Waldman takes his time with you; he explains everything and never rushes, you can't put a price on home town service and a doctor who really cares. Not someone who sees you as just another patient. We love Erie Optical and even in this trying economy we are going to continue to go to see Dr. Waldman because he is irreplaceable..."

Teresa Reid

"I have been going to Erie Optical for years now, and it has always been a pleasant experience. Three years ago during a routine exam Dr. Waldman noticed something in my daughters eyes. He recommended we see a specialist. Long story short 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. Dr. Waldman and his amazing staff were a huge support to me and my family during the next year and a half of her treatment. They answered all of my questions and listened to me when I needed someone to talk to. In short, the staff at Erie Optical is amazing and I consider them to be my friends."

Tonya C

"I have been going to Erie Optical for 3 years now. My sister referred me to Dr. Waldman after her great experience with him and the office. We had a previous eye doctor and the experience was not good and they charged so much. So when I went to Erie Optical I was so pleased with the office and Dr. Waldman's expertise and thoroughness. I ended up referring my parents and grandmother to Erie Optical too. I will never going anywhere else!!!"

Angela Kovacs

"Because Erie Optical is no longer one of the covered eye doctors in our insurance plan we have been forced into buying our glasses and contacts at other places. In spite of this we have continued to return to Dr. Waldman for our exams and paid out of pocket because of his extreme professionalism, expertise, and great personality. He is well worth the extra money, even on our tight budget. Also, because we have been force to shop around at other places when looking for new glasses we have learned how good we have had it at Erie Optical over the years. I felt like we were visiting a skuzzy pawn shop in Chardon when we were shopping. Whenever visiting Erie it’s always been quite busy and energetic. The selection is great, and there is helpful staff to guide you through the daunting process that comes with frame selection. Dr. Waldman is the best, and you are blessed if you live within driving distance of him."

Ryan DiMeolo

"We have been going to Erie Optical for close to 20 years now. Dr. Waldman is an exceptional doctor who takes his time during the examination and explains our individual results of our exams in detail. It is rare today to find a doctor that is not only knowledgeable, but able very friendly and personable. We have found over the years that the staff usually is comparable to that of the doctor. We cannot say enough about Connie and her sense of urgency not only to meet the needs of the patient, but also in a friendly manner consistently. Alisha has also made a great impression to us consistently and makes you feel welcome every time you walk in the door. The quality and price of contacts and glasses we have purchased over the years has always been fantastic. For these reasons we will continue to return to Erie Optical year after year."

Lori Sedilko & Susan Williams

"Every time I go to the Erie Optical Center it is always a great experience. Dr. Waldman is so friendly and knowledgeable, and is always willing to answer any questions. The staff is so friendly and helpful no matter what I need. Picking out frames is so much easier with their wide selection and the help from the staff. Not only do they always provide great care, but it is at a very reasonable price too. It is nice to be able to call and get an appointment set up without having to wait a long time to see a doctor - I have been going Erie Optical for years and I have never had to deal with a long waiting time before I could get an appointment. Plus they have great hours, open late and on weekends, which is great with a busy schedule. I will continue to go to the Erie Optical center for all of my needs, the service, staff and care are all outstanding! I recommend them to everyone I know. I have had friends who took my advice and went to the Erie Optical Center and I have heard nothing but great reviews from each of them too! "

Victoria S

"I have been a patient of Dr. Waldman and going to Erie Optical since I was a kid. I have always felt welcomed when I came into the office. The girls at the desk and the girls who fit the glasses are all so nice and make you feel like family there. I now take my whole family to Erie Optical my wife and my kids love to go. Kids look for the toys every time we walk in the door. Dr. Waldman is a great doc. All the girls have great customer service, and the glasses are great too. My wife wears contacts. Would never go anywhere else!"


"They are the best- Doc Waldman takes his time with you and the staff members, like Karen, Brigit, Linda do everything they can to help you look and feel good, after all, fitting glasses is not a job for everyone!!
You can’t go wrong there and the service is the best!"