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Your Eye Doctors in Cleveland, Akron & Canton for Over 30 Years!

That’s right, while a lot might have changed in the last few decades, one thing has remained the same – the exceptional level of care that Dr. Richard Hults and Associates has to offer. Best of all, you can see us for an eye exam 7 days a week, so there are always plenty of appointments available.

Using Clarifye and Optos Retinal Imaging, our optometrists are able to map the unique “fingerprint” of your eyes with digital precision, to pinpoint the prescription you need to see your best. We can also diagnose Glaucoma, Cataracts and Macular Degeneration and identify various systemic disorders like diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. We handle everything from eye exams and hard-to-fit contact lenses, to computer vision problems, specialty lenses and the management of eye disease.

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Need More Contact Lenses?

At Dr. Richard E. Hults & Associates, we have been successfully fitting the most hard to fit patients for years. There are many factors that can determine if you are able to wear contact lenses successfully. We are contact lens experts!

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Complete Eyecare Services

Our eye doctors are trained to provide a wide variety of services, including comprehensive eye exams and diagnosis and treatment of many eye diseases. We are also conveniently located in a Lenscrafters, so all your vision needs can be met in one visit.

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Cutting Edge Technology: Clarifye

Clarifye incorporates advanced technology into a streamlined and informative exam process. You’ll come out of your Clarifye exam with a new understanding of your eyes and insight into your overall health. Schedule today!

We Promise an Exceptional Eye Care Experience

We take pride in ensuring that you have a pleasant and comfortable eye care experience at Dr. Richard Hults & Associates. Our offices are equipped with high-tech diagnostics, giving you precise diagnoses and efficient appointments. All of our Akron, Canton, and Cleveland optometrists share a mission to stay on top of the latest medical developments, so you receive the best treatment possible.

With a personalized approach to eye care, we will answer your questions and address your unique vision concerns. To make sure that you receive attention for your vision when you need it, we’re available for eye exams seven days a week. Quality vision and patient satisfaction are our top priorities!

We Are Eye Doctors, First & Foremost


Dr. Richard E. Hults

The Highest Quality and Most Comprehensive Eyecare

Our office provides the highest quality and most comprehensive eyecare. To accomplish this we require our patients have an Optomap Retinal Scan. Please note this is typically not covered by insurance and requires a $39 co-pay.

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Eye Emergencies

If you think you may have a foreign body or rust in the eye, swelling, infection, red or pink eye, or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.

Use your best judgment on urgency. If you feel you need immediate attention or our office is closed, please find the nearest emergency room.

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Cutting-Edge Eye Care for Total Health

We keep the best optometric technology at our fingertips. Depending upon your individual needs, we may use Corneal Mapping, the OPTOS Retinal Exam, Visual Field Testing, and the CLARIFY Digital Eye Exam. Using detailed digital imagery and advanced medicine – we’ll manage any eye disease, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. Signs of other medical conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, and high blood pressure, may also appear in your eyes. When our eye doctors perform a comprehensive eye exam, we also look out for any of these warning signs. We care about your total health!

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Dear Patient!

It has been great serving you at our Richmond Mall location inside LensCrafters for the past 35 years.

Due to Richmond Mall closing, our office location has been closed.

To schedule with Dr. Gellis at our other location in Elyria please call (440) 324-4557.

To make an appointment at our Summit Mall location please visit our appointment page.

To order contact lenses please Call or Text (440) 755-2856.

To contact us via email please send to

We thank you for being a loyal patient and we will do everything we can to keep serving your eye care needs, further information will be passed along as we find a place to relocate.

In the meantime please don't hesitate to call or text us at (440) 755-2856.

Thank you,

Dr. Richard Hults, Dr. Ben Gellis, and Dr. Emily Voytilla.