Vision Center

Akron Children's Vision Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease and visual system disorders in infants, children, teens and adults who have remaining vision disorders due to childhood eye diseases. Read More...

Hertle Richard
Richard Hertle, MD, FAAO, FACS, FAAP
Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology; Vision Center

Hannah Nancy
Nancy Hanna, MD
Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Lawhon William
William Lawhon, MD
Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Solis Casandra
Casandra Solis, OD

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?
  • Dr. Richard Hertle is one of the only physicians in the world who performs the horizontal tenotomy to improve congenital nystagmus, or rapid, uncontrollable eye movements.


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Vision Center - Overview

Led by renowned pediatric ophthalmologist Richard Hertle, our team of clinicians, scientists, students and residents is committed to improving the quality of life for you and your child.

We use technology to perform imaging and physiological evaluation of visual systems, and incorporate specialized tests and procedures, such as ERGs and EMRs, to aid in diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Hertle and his team specialize in diagnosing and treating rare, or orphan, eye diseases.

We offer specialty programs for infants, children and teens with visual impairments to allow them to receive multiple appointments in one day, in one location.

Uveitis Clinic

Uveitis is swelling and irritation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye, which provides most of the blood supply to to the retina. It can be caused by autoimmune diseases such as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, infection or exposure to toxins.

Nystagmus Clinic

Nystagmus refers to rapid, involuntary movement of the eyes (dancing eyes). It affects one in about 3,000 people, and many of these individuals are partially sighted.

Adult Strabismus Clinic

Strabismus, often referred to as crossed eyes, refers to any misalignment of the eyes. The eyes may turn in, out, up or down. If the same eye is chronically misaligned, amblyopia (lazy eye) may also develop in that eye.



Akron Children's Vision Center performs academic research and educational activities to discover new treatments.

Our goal is to meet and exceed the future needs of families and patients, as well as the academic and scientific community.


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Akron Children's Hospital
Vision Center
Locust Professional Building
300 Locust St., Suite 490
Akron , OH 44302
Phone: 330-543-5290
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Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley
Boardman Medical Pavilion
Pediatric Specialties
8423 Market St., 3rd Floor
Boardman , OH 44512
Phone: 330-543-5290
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Brecksville Surgery Center
7001 S. Edgerton Road, Suite A
Brecksville , OH 44141
Phone: 440-717-0591
Appointments: 330-543-5290
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