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Adam Peiffer, OD, MS

Adam Peiffer, OD, MS



98 Ratings 18 Reviews


Pediatric Optometry

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Eye Institute
6001 Landerhaven Dr
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

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  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Adam J. Peiffer, OD, MS, is a pediatric optometrist in the Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. He also serves as Assistant Professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences.

Dr. Peiffer attended The University of Toledo where he earned dual bachelor’s degrees with honors in Biology and Biochemistry. He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree with honors and a master’s degree in Vision Science from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. He was awarded the Ocular Instruments Award of Excellence in the study of Ocular Disease and the COVD Award of Excellence in Vision Therapy.

He completed an Advanced Practice Fellowship in the area of Binocular Vision and Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. His is research focused on the function of the visual system in adolescents after suffering sports-related concussions. During his fellowship, he was awarded the Dr. Allen James Fortuna Memorial Award for Excellence in the Practice of Pediatric Optometry.

Dr. Peiffer holds appointments as Auxiliary Clinical Faculty for Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry, and Associated Faculty for The Ohio State University College of Optometry. He serves as a clinical attending for optometric externs from Indiana University College of Optometry, New England College of Optometry, Ohio State University College of Optometry, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, and Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry in the areas of pediatric vision evaluation, pediatric ocular disease, and pediatric contact lenses.

His practice focuses on routine and medical ocular examinations with a special interest in the management of amblyopia, strabismic and non-strabismic binocular vision disorders, visually induced headaches, pediatric ocular disease, special needs children, and sports vision. He provides triage and referral services to pediatric surgical sub-specialties within University Hospitals Eye Institute. Dr. Peiffer also serves as the optometrist for the Cleveland Browns providing routine and acute eye care for players, coaches, staff and their families.

Aside from clinical practice, Dr. Peiffer lectures at optometric continuing education events, participates in clinical research, and attends local and national optometric meetings to maintain a high quality evidence-based approach to his practice.

Dr. Peiffer regularly volunteers at community organization events to provide vision screenings and examinations for at risk and special needs children.

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Office Locations

UH Eye Institute

6001 Landerhaven Dr
Mayfield Heights OH, 44124

CMC RBC Deforia Ste 1200

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

Midtown HC 1st Flr Ste 0100

5805 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44103

UH Suburban Surgery Center

1611 S Green Rd
South Euclid OH, 44121

UH Westlake Health Center

950 Clague Rd
Westlake OH, 44145

Patient Experience Reviews

4.8 out of 5

98 Ratings

Patient Comments (18)

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
Love Dr Peiffer!

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
Excellent care

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
He was an excellent doctor. Explained everything very clearly so I could understand and took a lot of time with me.

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
I was extremely impressed with the Dr ability to connect with my 4 year old- he was kind and talked him through everything making him feel safe

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
Very good dr good with kids

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Dr. Peiffer was excellent - caring, explained things thoroughly, checked in after appt.

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Dr. Peiffer's skill is only matched by his compassion.My son has Autism Spectrum Disorder. He's high functioning and looks typical but has challenges primarily in social settings. Dr. Peiffer and his staff are always so kind and understanding. We are so grateful!

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
This doctor is fantastic at making children feel at ease- highly recommend.

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
Dr. Pfeiffer is exceptionally kind. That's In addition to his phenomenal skill and expertise.I am grateful that Dr. Peiffer took the time to see me into his busy schedule.

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
Wonderful as always, I would recommend uh pediatric eye care for any child/ mom

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Provider is great! ***

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
This doctor was just the best. Very impressed with his professionalism and they way he treated my daughter. He made her laugh and made the exam fun for her. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about him

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
We have had nothing but kindness, care & considering from Dr Adam Pfier since we started seeing him.

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Doctor was excellent. ***

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Excellent provider, patient and accommodating. Dr explains all information to achieve the best health outcome and patient compliance. Works very well with the boys and they listen to him making it easier for the appointment

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Dr Peiffer is fantastic. *** we love the care my son receives from him ***

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Good very nice good with kids explained everything to my son first then us parents treated my son as if he was the adult love this dr

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
The longer wait time was 100% worth it because I know that the Dr was just giving someone else as great of care as he gave us. Everyone was so friendly and made us feel safe and welcome.


Fellowship | Binocular Vision and Pediatrics
Binocular Vision and Pediatrics - The Ohio State University College Of Optometry (2016 - 2018)

Other Education
The Ohio State University (2018)

Medical Education
The Ohio State University College Of Optometry (2016)

University Of Toledo (2011)

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.

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As of December 31, 2016, Adam Peiffer did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.