Carla Ford

Carla Ford, MD

  • Ophthalmology
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5
  • 132 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 61 Patient Comments

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

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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.

132 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

    Dr. Ford explains everything so we understood all. We really like Dr. Ford & would recommend her to everyone.

  • Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

    Was very kind & treated like family. Explained how the disease was affecting my eyes & supported what I was doing for it. Will follow up in 3 months to see if there's any change.

  • Reviewed on Feb 05, 2021

    Dr. Ford is always awesome: her knowledge, personality, and helpfulness couldn't be any better!

  • Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

    Dr. Ford is an excellent care provider with an endearing personality.

  • Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

    Very knowledgeable & caring!

  • Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

    Excellent care. Very professional and knowledgeable about her occupation.

  • Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

    Very welcoming. This was our first face-to-face meeting since the arrival of COVID-19. As usual, he listened attentively to my complaints and took his time to reassure and prescribe the necessary medication.

  • Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021


  • Reviewed on Dec 11, 2020

    The best.

  • Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

    Dr. Ford is the best. She educates me each time I see her.

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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 11/01/2020, Dr. Ford has reported no relationships with companies or entities.