Erie Optical: Your Eyecare Center in Mentor, Ohio

For more than 50 years, Erie Optical in Mentor, Ohio, has provided high-quality eye care to the residents of Lake County and beyond. Optometrist Dr. Robert Waldman, who owns and operates Erie Optical, has over 35 years of experience in optometry. Our team provides a wide range of services, including eye examinations for glasses and contact lenses. Our team at Erie Optical also has years of experience treating eye infections, dry eye issues, ocular inflammation, and eye allergies.

In 1974, Dr. Waldman graduated from The Ohio State University after earning his Bachelor of Science in Psychology. After that, he headed to the New England College of Optometry where he earned his degree in 1978. Dr. Waldman has spent his entire career at Erie Optical and is proud of the fact that he is now taking care of his third generation of patients. Over the years of providing vision care to the community, Dr. Waldman has nurtured many amazing, long term relationships with his patients and their families.

We Care About Your Vision

Our team at Erie Optical is proud to provide comprehensive vision care to Mentor, OH, and the surrounding area. From evaluation and fittings for contact lenses to an optical dispensary that allows you to choose from hundreds of different eyeglass frames, Erie Optical has everything you might need to keep your eyes healthy. We also offer refractive surgery co-management.

Aside from Dr. Waldman, our optometrist, our staff includes two licensed opticians, an office manager, an insurance specialist, and other support staff. We are dedicated to providing you with the best vision care possible to give you the quality of eyesight and life you deserve.

The goal of eye doctor Robert Waldman and the team is to keep all patients informed and educated about all aspects of vision care. Dr. Waldman has been a member of the American Optometric Association for 25 years, and he regularly attends classes and seminars to continue his education and that of his staff, ensuring we provide the best and latest treatments to all patients. He resides in Mentor, Ohio with his wife Caren and is invested in the community and its residents.

Visit Erie Optical Today

We will guide you through the vision care process. To schedule any type of vision care service in the Mentor, OH, area call or text the staff at Erie Optical, today at (440) 482-0504. You may also request an appointment online.

Erie Optical now offers OptoMap


Office Hours


9:30 am-5:30 pm


11:00 am-8:00 pm




11:00 am-8:00 pm


9:30 am-5:30 pm


9:30 am-2:00 pm




Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I have been going here for 25 years. Each visit, Dr. Waksman and his staff go above and beyond for their clients. I always recommend Erie Optical! Excellent variety of frames as well."
    Christine Rowles (Local Guide) via Google
  • "Dr. Waldman is outstanding! He's professional, detail oriented and passionate about keeping eyes healthy. I've been a customer for over 25 years and highly recommend Erie Optical."
    Mindy Baierl via Google
  • "The services are excellent from start to finish. The Doctor & his Staff takes the necessary time to answer all your questions. I recommend them to all my family & friends. They accept most insurance plans. Karen is my favorite!!"
    Hope Gibson via Google
  • ""I have been going to Erie Optical for 3 years now. My sister referred me to Dr. Waldman after her great experience with him and the office. We had a previous eye doctor and the experience was not good and they charged so much. So when I went to Erie Optical I was so pleased with the office and Dr. Waldman's expertise and thoroughness. I ended up referring my parents and grandmother to Erie Optical too. I will never going anywhere else!!!""
    Angela Kovacs
  • ""They are the best- Doc Waldman takes his time with you and the staff members, like Karen, Brigit, Linda do everything they can to help you look and feel good, after all, fitting glasses is not a job for everyone!!
    You can’t go wrong there and the service is the best!""