Dr. Richard Boling II, MD

Dr. Richard Boling II, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Richard Boling II, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Elkhart, IN. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

2746 Old US 20 W Ste B

Elkhart, IN 46514

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  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Cigna
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Dr. Boling II's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Boling II "Dr. Richard C. Boling II is an Elkhart, Indiana native, where he attended Elkhart High School prior to graduating as one of the first Elkhart Memorial classes in 1974. A life-long athlete, Dr. Boling excelled in football and basketball throughout high school and college. Dr. Boling II attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana for his undergraduate studies in pre-med. After graduating in 1978, Dr. Boling earned his MD from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. He stayed in Indy for his residency in ophthalmology at the Indiana University Medical Center prior to his Board Certification in 1986. Dr. Richard Boling II joined his father in the family practice in 1986 where together they have provided state-of-the-art eye care to Michiana families for over 50 years. Dr. Boling II was the first in Michiana to perform No needle, No stitch, No patch cataract surgery in the area. He has performed over 25,000 cataract procedures. He was the first to bring refractive surgery to Michiana when he started performing radial keratotomy in 1990. In 1995, he became the first surgeon in the area to perform PRK, laser vision correction. He continued to be a pioneer as an Investigator in two FDA clinical studies researching LASIK protocols. To date, he has performed well over 20,000 LASIK procedures. Dr. Boling believes in maintaining state-of-the-art technology and techniques at Boling Vision Center. He regularly attends continuing education courses pertaining to new surgical techniques, procedures, and ocular disease management in order to ensure that his patients receive the first class eye care they deserve. Dr. Boling specializes in No needle No patch No stitch cataract surgery, Intralase LASIK, cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and the management of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degenerative eye disease. He also provides routine eyecare for all ages. Dr. Boling received the Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology Humanitarian of the Year award in 2011 as well as the Indiana State Medical Association Physician Community Service Award in 2012. Dr. Boling resides in Elkhart with his wife of over 35 years, Babette, and their 5 daughters: Ashley, Whitney, Hayley, Mackenzie and Ronisha. He enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, Ryan James, Lyla Grace and Noah! Dr. Boling maintains office hours in Elkhart and Goshen. Interesting Fact Dr. Boling feels like he has an "honorary ovary" from living with six women for so long."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Boling II ""I'm surrounding myself with the best people, state-of-the-art equipment, one-of-a-kind facilities, and a sincere love for my profession and community. I am able to enjoy the opportunity of serving others on a daily basis by enhancing and protecting the precious sense of sight. It is truly an honor and privilege to care for you and your loved ones." - Dr. Richard Boling, II"

8  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

75  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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9  Procedures

Background Check

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  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Seaside Meml Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1955
  • Ind University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1960

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Patient Comments (3)

My daughter had brain cancer and Dr. Boling ensures her sight, and special needs for dealing with lights are taken care of. He's so compassionate and his staff is wonderful!
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I have never met a more sincere and knowledgeable doctor! I had LASIK by Dr. Boling and see great! The entire process was smooth and the staff was excellent!
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Dr. Boling is very thorough and helpful. He takes time to answer all of my questions. Dr. Boling did my daughters LASIK it was a great experience and it was a life changing event for her.
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