Cincinnati Eye Institute

Providing World-Class Eyecare

Serving Cincinnati, Ohio for More Than 75 Years


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Cincinnati Eye Institute has provided top quality eye care in the greater Cincinnati area for more than 70 years. Through our merger with the eye care professionals at Apex Eye and into the future, we are committed to protecting your eye health and compassionately providing the highest level of eye care. Our team of eye care professionals includes top specialists and highly experienced ophthalmic surgeons.

We go beyond basic eye care to offer a broad range of specialty services, including treatment for complex eye conditions. We are known for our expertise, our stringent safety standards, and our dedication to our patients. Cincinnati Eye Institute is part of the CVP Physicians network of practices. CVP Physicians practices are united in our mission to pursue life-changing advances in eye care and deliver next-generation patient care.




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Our Doctors

The eye doctors at Cincinnati Eye Institute are leaders in their field and have earned international recognition while remaining dedicated to our local community. Our ophthalmologists have subspecialty training in glaucoma, cataracts, corneal diseases, retinal conditions, cosmetic procedures and oculoplastic surgery, neuro ophthalmology, uveitis, and more. Our team includes board-certified eye surgeons, as well as optometrists, opticians, and certified ophthalmic technicians and assistants. Our focus is on effective treatments and personalized care.

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Why Choose
Cincinnati Eye Institute

Why Choose
Cincinnati Eye Institute

a Partner of CVP Physicians

International reputation. Regional impact.

Cincinnati Eye Institute is honored to be your eye care provider, and we offer full service comprehensive and specialty eye care. Our eye doctors are top specialists in every field of eye care, with the resources and ability to provide routine eye care as well as the experience and skill to manage complex eye conditions. As a partner of CVP Physicians, our mission is to enhance the quality of our patients’ lives by compassionately providing the highest level of eye care.

Real Patient Reviews

I truly feel I owe my eyesight to Cincinnati Eye Institute. During a recent visit to CEI, Dr. Adam Kaufman and Dr. Erich Hinel discovered the sarcoidosis in my eyes had become active again. They also diagnosed both of my eyes with glaucoma and referred me to Dr. Alan Zalta, who explained why I was having problems and how to cure them. Within four weeks, with the help of laser treatments and eye drops, I no longer have problems! Thanks to the speedy care given to me by these doctors, my eyesight was saved.
– Deborah D. P.

Thank you for providing exceptional service and being so professional. This morning my hearing aid was not working properly. I am going on vacation in a few days. Linda was able to get me an appointment and John was able to find and correct the problem with my aid quickly.

Hearing aids are an expensive investment, but necessary for those of us who have hearing loss. John and Linda provide great service and have always been able to resolve any issues I have had with my aids in the office and I have never had to have my aids shipped out for costly repairs. I am very glad that I chose The Hearing Services at CEI when purchasing new aids.
– Barb H.

I put off LASIK for nearly two years because I was worried about the time it would take and the hassle. My only regret now is that I did not schedule this procedure sooner!

The staff members I encountered were friendly, informative and did not keep me waiting as most doctors do! My entire appointment lasted about two hours. I was able to watch a video of the surgery, meet with Dr. Varley and also go ahead and pick the day I wanted to have the surgery. They went over billing and answered every question I had. I left feeling educated on the procedure and comfortable.
– Megan G.

My wife and I have been fortunate to be under the care of Dr. Edward Holland for several years. He performed cataract surgery on my second eye. Cincinnati Eye Institute and its patients are so fortunate to have Ed Holland with us to provide superior care. He is experienced, intelligent, industrious and caring…to name only four adjectives. He is the consummate professional in every way.

Thank you for having such an excellent ophthalmologist to treat us.
– Lynda & Nate B.

I absolutely love the doctors and staff at CEI. They’re pleasant, informative and helpful. The Dr’s are extremely thorough and always explain the process. I always feel so comfortable when I’m there. I recommend them to everyone.
-Jacqueline W.

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Proud Partner of CVP Physicians

CEI was a founding partner of the CVP Physicians network of practices. CVP Physicians is committed to expanding patient access to top specialists and ambulatory surgery. Working together, we are on a mission to transform the patient experience and pursue life-changing advances in eye care.

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