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"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

Biography

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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    based on 3 total surveys (3 with reviews)
    Dr. Boling II Says:

    Your feedback is a gift, as we always strive to serve all with ICE - Integrity, Compassion and Excellence!

    Dr. Boling II's Performance
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      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
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      EXCELLENT
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    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      Under 10 minutes
    Patient Reviews (3)
    Elkhart, IN |
    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!
    Elkhart, IN |
    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!
    Elkhart, IN |
    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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    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.

    Dr. Boling II's Care Philosophy

    "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

    Dr. Boling II says...

    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 II says...

    Your feedback is a gift, as we always strive to serve all with ICE - Integrity, Compassion and Excellence!

    Dr. Boling II's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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    •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
    •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
    •  Malpractice claims in Indiana not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Ophthalmology

    Conditions Treated

    • Anisocoria
    • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
    • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
    • Astigmatism
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Blepharitis
    • Blind Hypotensive Eye
    • Blindness
    • Blocked Tear Duct
    • Cataract
    • Chalazion
    • Chorioretinal Scars
    • Corneal Diseases
    • Corneal Erosion
    • Corneal Ulcer
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Diplopia
    • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
    • Drusen
    • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Dry Eyes
    • Ectropion of Eyelid
    • Entropion
    • Esotropia
    • Eye Infections
    • Eyelid Disorders
    • Farsightedness
    • Floaters
    • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
    • Glaucoma
    • Headache
    • Hypertropia
    • Iridocyclitis
    • Keratitis
    • Keratoconus
    • Lazy Eye
    • Macular Hole
    • Migraine
    • Nearsightedness
    • Ocular Hypertension
    • Paralytic Strabismus
    • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    • Presbyopia
    • Pterygium
    • Retina Diseases
    • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
    • Retinal Dystrophy
    • Retinal Vein Occlusion
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Strabismus
    • Stye
    • Tear Duct Disorders
    • Trichiasis
    • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
    • Vascular Disease
    • Visual Field Defects
    • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Education

    • Medical School
      Indiana University School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1982

    • Internship Hospital
      Seaside Meml Hospital

      Completed in 1955

    • Residency Hospital
      Ind University Med Center

      Completed in 1960

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

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

    Procedures Performed

    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Excision of Chalazion
    • Eye Surgery
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • LASIK
    • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
    • Pterygium Surgery
    • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion