Health Care

Akron Children’s Vision Center to Move to Beeghly Campus

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Akron Children’s Hospital’s Vision Center will move July 20 to a larger, dedicated ophthalmology space on the Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley Beeghly campus. The center is moving from the Boardman Medical Pavilion adjacent to St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, the hospital announced.

The relocation will allow the vision center to expand its services and availability to the community, according to the ACH news release. The center diagnoses and treats a broad range of eye diseases and disorders in newborns to teens.

“Our new center will include two exam rooms, two testing rooms and additional space, allowing us to perform certain types of diagnostic tests that we currently send patient families to Akron to have done. We’ll be able to do nearly every test and procedure locally,” said Richard Hertle, M.D., director of pediatric ophthalmology and Akron Children’s Vision Center. “In addition, we’ll offer expanded full-time hours throughout the week by our dedicated, trained ophthalmology staff.”

The center has three pediatric ophthalmologists offering surgical capabilities and a pediatric residency-trained optometrist. The center’s doctors treat patients with eye injuries, retinopathy of prematurity, eye muscle problems, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, glaucoma and cataracts, as well as offer routine vision correction needs.

Hours of the center, which will be located in Room C1100 in Building C on the Beeghly campus, are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, visit the ACH website. To schedule an appointment, call 330 746 9480 or email visioncenter@chmca.org.

Pictured: Building C at the Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley campus will house the relocated vision center.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.