Find University Hospitals Doctors

Sara Hitchman, OD

Sara Hitchman, OD

Ratings

(4.6)

219 Ratings 35 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

4.6 out of 5

219 Ratings

Patient Comments (35)

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.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
This doctor was for evaluation for *** surgery. I was extremely impressed and felt very comfortable with their treatment of me. I will continue to go to them for further treatment as needed.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
very good experience and scheduled all my appointments to where I chose to good

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
absolutely wonder appointment.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
*** She was very kind and helpful and got me in immediately. ***

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
Great customer service

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
The physician completely spoke with me about my concerns and explained in detail what was needed.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
good

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
my experience was good no complaints.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
First time I've seen Dr. Hitchman and I am very satisfied with her.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
This overall was a wonderful experience. My mom and me enjoyed the professional feeling but yet respectful. Thanks to everyone. Especially Dr. Hitchman

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
Very knowledgable

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
Good appoint, I am changing providers to this one. She was very thorough and explained every step she took and why the students where doing the preliminary work-up on me.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
great

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
Good experience and knowledge about eye care with Sarah. Routine eye exam was done in an excellent manner.

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
I had been to the urgicare facility before for an injury but this was my first visit for a medical issue that was handled beautifully and the follow up visit with Dr Hitchman was excellent. I will be continuing to have her handle all my eye care.

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
This my first time seeing this provider and was very impressed

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
Doctor was somewhat brusque and did not seem to really understand the impact that my health problem is having on my overall quality of life.

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
VERY GOOD

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
Dr. Hitchman was not friendly, personable, or showed any sensitivity. She was instead in a hurry, short, cut me off, and quick to say results of the eye exam. ***

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
Very attentive

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
My experience with Dr Hitchman was excellent. I've already told my co-workers how impressed I was with Dr Hitchman

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
good

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
Dr. Hitchman was kind, respectful and helpful when responding to a question I asked. My personal physician is with another medical facility.

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
No problems with this provider she answered all my questions

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
I have been more than pleased with the kindness and excellent care I have received from Dr. Sarah Hitchman. It has been a blessing to have her (and your office) in Parma.

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
I would recommend doctor Hitchman to anyone

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.