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Sara Hitchman, OD

Sara Hitchman, OD

Ratings

(4.8)

223 Ratings 40 Reviews

Specialty

Optometry

Accepting New Patients

Schedule an Appointment

216-844-3601

Biography

  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Sara Hitchman, OD, joined University Hospitals Eye Institute in March of 2019. She practices comprehensive optometry including contact lens care and the management of ocular disease. Dr. Hitchman teaches optometry externs and ophthalmology residents as a senior instructor with Case Western Reserve University and an associate faculty member of The Ohio State University College of Optometry, Indiana University College of Optometry, and Western University of Health Sciences.

Born and raised in Butler, Ohio, Dr. Hitchman attended Mount Vernon Nazarene University, graduating with a B.S. in biology. Following her undergraduate work, she attended The Ohio State University College of Optometry where she earned her Doctorate of Optometry degree. Dr. Hitchman graduated magna cum laude and was awarded the Lyle Aloycious Gassman Award. During her time at Ohio State, Dr. Hitchman was awarded the Ocular Instruments Award of Excellence and was honored as the president of the Gold Key Association. Following optometry school, Dr. Hitchman completed an ocular disease residency at The Cincinnati Eye Institute with rotations in retina, glaucoma, anterior segment, uveitis, oculoplastics and neuro-ophthalmology. Prior to joining UH Dr. Hitchman worked in private practice and part time as an optometrist at a refractive surgery center.

Dr. Hitchman provides comprehensive eye care for adults and children including the prescription of glasses, routine and specialty contact lenses, as well as the management of eye infections and injuries. She also provides non-surgical medical management of uveitis, dry eye disease, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration. Dr. Hitchman works with the ophthalmologists to coordinate care for patients when surgical intervention is necessary. Dr. Hitchman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association. As a member of the Ohio Optometric Association Dr. Hitchman presents the RealEyes program to local pre-school and elementary school students educating them about the importance of a lifetime of eye health.

Languages Spoken

English

Office Locations

CMC Bolwell Ste 3200

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106
216-844-3601

UH Suburban Health Center

1611 S Green Rd
South Euclid OH, 44121
216-844-3601

UH Ophthalmology

6707 Powers Blvd
Parma OH, 44129
216-844-3601

UH Westlake Health Center

950 Clague Rd
Westlake OH, 44145
440-250-2020

Patient Experience Reviews

4.8 out of 5

223 Ratings

Patient Comments (40)

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
I didn't have a bad experience with this provider *** it was an eye appointment it went very well look forward to seeing her again

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
The provider and her team was efficient, courteous, knowledgeable and professional yet friendly.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr. Hitchman and her staff are exceptionally kind and accommodating. They understand my needs with kindness. UH is very fortunatel in having these people on your staff.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Very satisfied

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Professional with excellent social skills

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Dr. Hitchman and the staff are kind, exceptionally patient and very bright. Couldn't ask for better people! UH is lucky to have them!

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Good experience

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Dr. Hitchman was incredible and great experience with the staff. ***

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Very satisfied with Dr.

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Great experience - totally satisfied

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Dr. Hitchman seems to really care and offers options and solutions to your eye care needs.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Very professional. Very personable

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Sarah Hitchman and her staff were great and provided exactly what I needed.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr. Sarah Hitchman is an outstanding Optomologist. She is kind, listens well and a brilliant young doctor. UH is very fortunate to have her on your staff.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Excellent care...Dr. Hitchman is very kind and caring, not to mention an excellent Doctor who is helpful in every way. UH is fortunate to have such brilliant eye physicians.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
This was the first time I saw Dr. Sara Hitchman. I was quite impressed with her.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Always friendly, answers all questions, Always respectful

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Good experience.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
I feel I get good care for my eye sight.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
The doctor and her staff are Wonderful!

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr Hitchmen is a great Dr. My family sees her for vision services and she's great with kids and adults.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr. Hitchman and her office staff always make my visits an excellent experience. UH must be very proud to have Dr. Hitchman on the Eye Clinic's Team.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
I absolutely love the care and attention that I received from Dr. Hitchman and her staff.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
All good!!!!

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Very knowledgeable and professional provider

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
My provider wasn't very welcoming.. It was my first time here. She also was very insensitive to my issue and why I was there.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Dr. Hitchman was superb! I love the people who work in this office. Everybody was so nice and friendly!!!

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Good.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
All was good , respectful and professional approach

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Good experience

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Perfectly fine visit.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr. Hitchman is an excellent ophthalmologist--both kind and very professional. I have referred all three of my adult children to her. UH is very fortunate to have her on your "team".

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
*** I liked the doctor very thorough and courteous

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
A good experience.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
excellent provider

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
She examined my vision and conditions of my eyes carefully and thoroughly, answered my questions clearly, She asked questions about my blood glucose levels and the way I am taking diabetes medicines, gave advice as to the best way of controlling blood glucose levels with diet and medicine. Informed me of the conditions of my eyes and visions. Gave advice about future check-ups.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
The provider and her office staff- we're great, thanks for the great care! ***

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Good, concise and clear.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Sara Hitchman was kind and considerate. She did a thorough exam. It was the first time seeing her. She was confident in her skills and abilities.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
My primary care physician recommended Dr Hitchman when I told him I was having trouble with my eyes. I couldn't have been happier. Everyone I came in contact with in her office was a pro. Everyone was professional, kind, and caring.

Education

Residency | Optometry
Optometry - Cincinnati Eye Institute (2017 - 2018)

Medical Education
The Ohio State University College Of Optometry (2017)

Undergraduate
Mount Vernon Nazarene University (2013)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Sara Hitchman did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.