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.

Insurance & Vision Plans Accepted

Because we provide both medical and routine eye care, we accept a number of insurance plans to help cover the cost depending on your individual needs.

  • Eye Med

We accept many vision and medical plans. Visit our Insurance page or call us at 330-494-4140 to check your coverage.

State-of-the-Art Digital Eye Exams

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We Can’t Wait to See You at Dr. Richard Hults & Associates!

Your Leading Eye Doctors in Cleveland, Akron and Canton, OH

Your eyes are a window to view the world, and a window for us to look at your overall health. With 30 years behind us of providing excellent, expert eye care, our optometrists are committed to optimizing your vision and your health. From toddlers to golden-agers, all members of your family are invited to enjoy the compassionate and professional services of our eye doctors, located conveniently in Akron, Cleveland, and Canton, OH. We look forward to helping you see sharp for as long as possible!

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!

Belden Village

4157 Belden Village Mall
Canton, OH 44718

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Summit Mall

3265 W. Market St.
Akron, OH 44333

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691 Richmond Rd.
Richmond Hts, OH 44143

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Westgate Mall

3580 Westgate
Fairview Park, OH 44126

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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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If you wear contact lenses, then you should know that we've been successfully fitting even the most hard to fit patients for years. While getting contact lenses might not seem like a big decision, there are a lot of factors that can determine if you are able to wear contact lenses successfully. So, visit the contact lens experts at Dr. Richard Hults & Associates, and find the perfect pair of lenses for your eyes!


Our eye doctors are trained to provide a wide variety of services, including comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, and diagnosis and treatment of many eye diseases. We can help you with almost any eye problem you may be having. We are also conveniently located in a Lenscrafters, which means that all of your vision needs can be met in one visit.

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Vision Correction Without Eyewear

If you’re interested in LASIK or another refractive procedure, we’ll meet with you to discuss your candidacy. We provide convenient co-management for laser surgery, with first-rate preoperative and postoperative care.

Ortho-k is another method of achieving clear vision without wearing eyeglasses or daytime contact lenses. By wearing specialized, rigid gas permeable contacts during sleep, your cornea is molded gently to correct mild to moderate nearsightedness. When you wake, you simply remove the ortho-k lenses and walk away with sharp vision. To learn more about orthokeratology and if it could work for you, contact our eye doctors in Canton, Akron, and Cleveland, OH.

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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, insight into your overall health, and confidence that you’re seeing your very best. Schedule your next eye exam today.

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What CLARIFYE℠ Means To Patients:

• Patients receive super-precise digital measurements for their prescription for optimal vision
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We Are Doctors, First & Foremost


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Eye Emergency or Eye Infection? Our Eye Doctors Are Here to Help!

Our optometrists are experienced and qualified to treat many eye emergencies and infections. We will gently perform an eye exam to diagnose the problem, such as bacterial or allergic conjunctivitis, corneal abrasions, or a foreign body lodged in your eye. If you wake up with red, swollen eyes, or suffer trauma to your eye, contact our optometrists immediately for guidance, in Akron, Cleveland, or Canton, OH. Don’t delay or attempt to resolve the problem yourself, as this could lead to eye complications or vision loss.

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Dr. Richard E. Hults & Associates offer emergency services that require immediate and urgent eye care. If your eye is injured, don’t try to judge the severity of it. Immediately seek the opinion of an eye doctor to lessen the risk of hurting your vision. We understand ocular emergencies can arise at any time.

Please call our Canton, OH office : (330) 494-4140 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel your need to find the nearest emergency room.

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