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Adam Peiffer, OD, MS

Adam Peiffer, OD, MS



91 Ratings 20 Reviews


Pediatric Optometry

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Eye Institute
6001 Landerhaven Dr
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

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Seeing New Patients As Soon As: Friday, Feb 18


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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

91 Ratings

Patient Comments (20)

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Great experience; I'll be back

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
From the receptionist, to all staff and the doctor himself, this place is truly so great! Everyone is always so kind and considerate, especially since I have to bring my other kids for *** appointment. I couldn't imagine going somewhere else! The doctor is great with not only *** but my other children, he takes his time to explain everything so throughly and easy to understand. Cannot express how much I appreciate every person in this office building. THANK YOU ALL!

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
An amazing physician who is very caring and informative with his patients/ guardians of patients

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Better experience than previously. No one barged into the room without knocking. Very pleasant and timely!

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
the Dr. and his staff were very pleasant to work with. My Daughter felt at ease with them right away.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
We love Dr. Peiffer. My son feels very comfortable with him and he's super friendly, knowledgeable, and calming.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Everyone was super friendly and made the kids feel comfortable.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Great doctor.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr. Pfiefer is fantastic with the kids he's also very knowledgeable.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
My daughter *** has special needs and the staff and Dr. Pfeifer are always excellent with her. Dr. Pfeifer makes it a wonderful experience for our sweet little girl.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
This doctor really is wonderful with kids. It's amazing to watch how he can get them to complete an eye exam happily.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
dr. was extremely patient. helped her learn how to put her contacts in her eyes and take them out.. He was very kind and let her stay and practice. she is doing excellent with her contacts only because the Doctor was that good at explaining and showed her how to do it correctly. I learned so much too!thank you.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Dr. Peiffer and his team are great! they take such good care of our kids and are trustworthy.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Dr. Peiffer is excellent. Good communication. Excellent follow up regarding my childrens' issues.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Good service. ***

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
This Doctor is amazing! Very concerned about his patients. He made me aware of how important my daughter's eye sight is to her future. Following his instructions has helped her eye sight improve in 3 months time.. One of the best!

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
This doctor is the most caring and kind person. He makes me and my daughter feel comfortable.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
Great Doctor.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
he explained everything to my 5 year old so she was able to understand everything he was doing. after the session he explained everything to me in a manner which I would understand andwas not rushed.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
First time visiting the office. Doctor and staff were very professional. Awesome experience. Highly satisfied with my visit!


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.