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Nathaniel Sears, M.D.

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Dr. Sears is a board-certified ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist and graduated with a degree in chemistry from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  He completed his residency in ophthalmology at Cole Eye Institute in Cleveland, O.H.  followed by a Glaucoma fellowship at Jules Stein Eye institute at UCLA.

Dr. Sears worked as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and as Medical Director in the Perimetry Lab at the University of Iowa from 2017 before joining Eyesight in July 2024.

Dr. Sears specializes in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), small incision routine and complex cataract surgery, and external diseases of the eye. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Glaucoma Society (AGS) , the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and is the Editor of the Glaucoma section for Nature Publishing Group.

Dr. Sears’ interests outside of work include playing guitar, skiing, mountain biking and spending time with his family of four. 


  • BA, Case Wester Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • MD, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, CWRU, Cleveland, OH
  • Residency:  Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • Fellowship, Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, CA
  • Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology 

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