Carla Ford

Carla Ford, MD

  • Ophthalmology
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Accepting new patients

Insurances We Accept


About Me

It’s an honor and privilege to be trusted by a patient to help protect their vision. During every patient visit, I ensure they receive the highest level of my attention and the evidenced-based quality care that they deserve. I get to know my patients, which allows me to recommend the best medical treatments that fit into their lifestyle, not only based on the most up-to-date information but also the latest surgical advances.

I specialize in comprehensive ophthalmology, including cataract surgery, laser cataract surgery, medical management of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and other eye conditions.

To me, The Ohio State University has always been the standard for high quality and excellence, all across the board. Although I enjoyed being in private practice for almost 10 years, working at Ohio State connects me to the very best in collaboration in education, research and clinical-based outcomes. I’m honored to be a part of changing health care with a dynamic team.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling, spending time with friends and family, watching and playing sports, and being a fan of all things Ohio State. Go Bucks!
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the American Medical Association
  • Member of the Ohio Ophthalmological Society Board of Governors (at the state level)
  • Secretary/Treasurer of the Ohio Ophthalmological Society; will assume the role of president-elect in 2020
  • Speaker at the 2019 American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Cataract
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Ophthalmology

Locations Where I Practice

Havener Eye Institute

in Outpatient Care New Albany
6100 North Hamilton Road 2nd Floor, Suite 2B Westerville, OH 43081

Havener Eye Institute

in Outpatient Care Dublin
6700 University Boulevard 2nd Floor, Suite 2B Dublin, OH 43016

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
7/1/2001 - 6/30/2005


Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH

7/1/2005 - 6/30/2006


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2006 - 6/30/2009

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Information

My Department


Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/30/2022, Dr. Ford has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Ohio Ophthalmological Society