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

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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



The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

71 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jul 18, 2020

    Very concerned

  • Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

    good, friendly

  • Reviewed on Jul 08, 2020

    She's always very professional and caring.

  • Reviewed on Jul 06, 2020

    I couldn't have asked for a more professional ophthalmologist whom is very helpful, courteous and concerned than Carla D. Ford. I will recommend her to family and friends.

  • Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

    I have nothing but the upmost respect & confidence with Dr. Ford.

  • Reviewed on Jun 28, 2020

    Dr. Ford is just excellent. This was my first time with her for an eye treatment and I was so impressed with her knowledge, but more than that she connects with patients and I hope to continue with her as my eye doctor.

  • Reviewed on Jun 14, 2020

    Dr.Ford was concerned and thorough.

  • Reviewed on May 31, 2020


  • Reviewed on May 22, 2020

    Dr. Ford was great!!

  • Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

    Excellent care.

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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 11/21/2019, Dr. Ford has reported no relationships with companies or entities.