Carla Ford

Carla Ford, MD

  • Ophthalmology
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5
  • 194 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 103 Patient Comments

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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.

194 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Oct 01, 2021

    Professional, warm, friendly

  • Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

    Very competent courteous and pleasent, very friendly.

  • Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

    Dr. Ford was always very upbeat, attentive, informative, sympathetic to my problem, also encouraging. She was great about answering questions, etc.

  • Reviewed on Sep 26, 2021

    Dr. Ford performed my cataract surgery, so all the health matters in my visits with her related to this. The surgery went well, and I have had no problems.

  • Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

    It was a very good, positive experience.

  • Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

    Dr. Ford was delightful and I would like to see her again. She told me I was developing cataracts at a very early stage, so I will definitely follow up.

  • Reviewed on Sep 19, 2021

    Dr. Ford is amazing. She is kind, compassionate, professional, skilled and just plain lovely in every way.

  • Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021


  • Reviewed on Aug 22, 2021

    I really appreciated Dr. Ford's attention to me as her patient. After her exam, she explained thoroughly the health of my eyes and answered all my questions to my satisfaction. She's always friendly and courteous. I like that she is proactive in her approach. She advised eye drops for the dryness she detected. She also provided me with a copy of my prescription for my glasses. Although it had changed only minimally, she wanted me to have it should I need to replace my prescription glasses or sunglasses before my next checkup in a year due to loss or breakage. As a winter"snowbird" this is especially important to me while out of state. Dr. Ford also encouraged me to call her office if I have any needs or concerns going forward.

  • Reviewed on Aug 07, 2021

    Dr. Ford is FANTASTIC!!! I don't know the words to adequately explain how much I appreciate her. Besides being excellent at her profession, she has a great sense of humor. She took me on a last minute emergency appointment. I appreciated this very much as I'd had a scratched cornea for three days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) before calling Monday morning for this appointment. Dr. Ford explained to me that all the nerves go through the cornea. Dr. Carla Ford is a terrific person and fabulous doctor. I feel like she's a friend when she is treating me.

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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 10/25/2021, Dr. Ford has reported no relationships with companies or entities.