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Located in Mentor, Ohio, Erie Optical has been serving the Lake County community for more than 50 years. Our skilled Optometrists provide a variety of services ranging from eye examinations for glasses and contact lenses to managing eye infections, allergies, dry eye, ocular inflammation, and Lasik Co-management. Our philosophy has always been to provide excellent value and service in a friendly and comfortable environment, and that’s exactly what we do.

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Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Robert Waldman

Dr. Robert Waldman is the optometrist and owner of Erie Optical. Dr. Robert Waldman graduated from The Ohio State University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He went on to attend The New England College of Optometry, graduating in 1978. Dr. Waldman has spent his entire career at Erie Optical and is now seeing his third generation of patients. Many long-term satisfying relationships have been formed over the years.

Dr. Waldman is very involved in physical fitness. He has taken part in a number of charity bicycle rides. He is an avid Cleveland sports fan and enjoys playing golf.

It is Dr. Waldman’s goal that all his patients feel that they are fully informed and educated about all aspects of their eye care. He is a 25-year member of the American Optometric Association and regularly attends continuing education classes. Dr. Waldman lives in Mentor with his wife Caren.

Dr. Robert Waldman

About Dr. Robert Waldman
Dr. Robert Waldman is the optometrist and owner of Erie Optical. Dr. Robert Waldman graduated from The Ohio State University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He went on to attend The New England College of Optometry, graduating in 1978. Dr. Waldman has spent his entire career at Erie Optical and is now seeing his third generation of patients. Many long-term satisfying relationships have been formed over the years.

Dr. Waldman is very involved in physical fitness. He has taken part in a number of charity bicycle rides. He is an avid Cleveland sports fan and enjoys playing golf.

It is Dr. Waldman’s goal that all his patients feel that they are fully informed and educated about all aspects of their eye care. He is a 25-year member of the American Optometric Association and regularly attends continuing education classes. Dr. Waldman lives in Mentor with his wife Caren.

Meet Our Team

“This section is dedicated to my staff at Erie Optical. Without their effort and dedication I would not be able to do my job effectively. We have one overriding philosophy which is to treat all of our patients in the same manner in which we ourselves would like to be treated. I can honestly say that I believe my staff puts forth a great effort to achieve this goal on a daily basis. I’m very proud of their work.”  – Dr. Robert Waldman

Practice Manager

About Connie
Office Manager

Connie started with Erie Optical in 1995 and is involved in all aspects of the business. She especially enjoys helping patients understand lens materials available for them to see their best and helping them select eyewear customized to each person’s individual personality.

Connie keeps current on new products and technology and loves to see the patient’s happy expression when they have purchased glasses they thought ‘would never look good on them.’

Connie works directly with Dr. Waldman in many practice management areas including patient care issues, advertising and marketing, and account management.

In addition to her job at Erie Optical, Connie does event/party planning. She is married, has 2 children and just welcomed her 4th grandchild. She just adores them all and spends anytime she has with them!

Doctor Assistant/Licensed Optician

About Linda
Assistant Manager

Linda has been a patient of Dr. Waldman since she was 14 years old and has worked with the company since 1997. ‘I am often referred to as ‘The Mechanic’ in the practice, since I am the person who usually can fix anything. If there’s a computer problem,’ I’m there.’ jokes Linda.

In addition to helping patients with their eyewear, she may be the one you hear on the phone or checking you in when you arrive at our office.

Linda is married and has two beautiful children, Ruby and Jeff. ‘They are the light of my life. I enjoy ghost stories, and my favorite thing to do is to eat Italian food along with a glass of wine.

I am an avid NASCAR fan. In my spare time, I enjoy sewing, scrap booking, cooking, and spending as much time with my kids as I can.

Licensed Optician

About Birgit

Licensed Optician

Brigit finds her greatest passion in the office is working one-on-one with patients. She is extremely energetic and prides herself on providing efficient and friendly care, and has been in the optical business for over 23 years. In addition to repairing, adjusting and helping select glasses, Brigit also teaches new contact lens wearers to insert and remove contact lenses and how to care for them properly.

‘I am known for being somewhat talkative, to put it mildly, but the staff just laughs and gets a kick out of it. Not sure about Doc though!’

Originally from Heilbronn, Germany, Birgit became an America citizen in 2013. She is married and has three children. She enjoys watching movies, cooking and spending time with her children.

Patient Care Coordinator

About Patty
Receptionist

Patty joined Erie Optical in June of 2013. In her time working here she has found her new passion…FILES! Patty’s role here is managing the patients’ files and information. She is the face of the office and is often the one calling you letting you know your glasses or contacts are in.

She has begun learning more of the optical side to begin her training as an optician. “Vision interests me a lot and I love working one on one with patients.  I love the connection and personal relationships that I have made with patients.  I would love to help patients find the perfect glasses.”

Patty is married with two wonderful children. Patty is a proud Nana of three beautiful grand daughters whom she enjoys spending time with. She also has a passion for cooking and baking, and bakes for the staff a lot! Everyone at Erie Optical LOVES her treats she surprises us with!

Patient Care Coordinator

About Myah

Myah, the newest member of the Erie Optical team, recently became a part of the family on August 23, 2020.  Her passion is not only caring for others, but also treating them with kindness.  “My goal is to bring the sunshine through the door with me each time I walk into the office,” Myah explains.  “And I want each co-worker and patient to bask in that warmth,” she adds. 

Myah has jumped into training for her role to become an optician without hesitation. She enjoys the learning aspect of it all and is so appreciative to the Erie Optical family for taking time to not only teach, but to explain.  Myah’s plan is to be a part of this family for years and years to come. 

She has five children, four of whom are human…. three boys and her youngest being her only little girl.  Her fifth child happens to be a seven-year-old pitbull/terrier mix named Smokie Chulo.  She credits all her children as her first loves and her driving forces.

Myah’s determination to become a scientist currently finds her pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science after obtaining her associate degree in Human Service Management in 2017.  Love of life and Earth pushes May to help.  One of her goals is to open her own invasive species sanctuary.  Her desire to help all life, big and small, supports her belief that “no one life is greater than the next”.

A few of the many activities Myah enjoys in her very limited spare time are singing, dancing, crafting, and writing for a local Cleveland-based magazine.

 

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Address

Erie Optical
8900 Mentor Ave
Mentor, OH 44060

Phone: (440) 255-7727

Practice Hours

Monday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday Closed

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