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Is Cataract Surgery Safe?

A cataract is a clouding of the eye lens that can make it hard for you to see. The condition is most common in older people, but anyone can have one. As cataracts grow, they can cause symptoms that interfere with daily activities. Cataracts can cause dim, blurred, yellow or double vision. This can make… Read More


How Old Do You Have To Be To Have LASIK?

If you have considered vision correction surgery, you may have wondered how old you have to be to have LASIK. LASIK has been FDA approved for patients 18 or older. There is no ideal age to have the procedure, but it is important to have a stable prescription and, of course, healthy eyes. One benefit… Read More


LASIK Flap

LASIK, which stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis, is a popular surgery used to correct vision in people who are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism.  One aspect of LASIK surgery that has made it such an innovative and effective procedure is the LASIK flap. Creating the LASIK Flap The first step of LASIK eye surgery is to partially… Read More


Cataract Causes

A cataract occurs when the lens inside your eye becomes cloudy. Things linked to clouding include: Aging (age-related cataracts) Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, such as from sunlight, tanning booths, or sunlamps Diabetes: especially when the blood sugar levels are above the safe range, diabetes causes changes in the eye that can result in cataracts… Read More


LASIK Financing

With the average cost of LASIK being more than $2,000 per eye in the U.S. and the procedure not being covered by most insurance plans, you might feel that laser vision correction is beyond your financial means. Thankfully, there are a number of LASIK financing options available to make LASIK affordable for people who cannot… Read More


LASIK Consultation

The first step in having LASIK in Elkhart is scheduling a consultation, during which Dr. Boling will evaluate your candidacy for laser eye surgery. After a thorough discussion and a non-invasive eye exam, Dr. Boling will be able to determine if LASIK is right for you. Your doctor can then recommend the best approach for the procedure based… Read More


Are Cataracts Noticeable?

Many patients who find out they have cataracts in Elkhart are completely surprised by the diagnosis. This is because cataracts are not typically visible to the human eye until they reach an advanced stage. Rather than showing up as a physical change in your eyes, in the early stages of cataracts you will gradually begin to… Read More


LASIK Surgery Recovery Time

The vast majority of patients see very well after LASIK surgery and are happy with their vision. LASIK recovery is often minimal and very little time passes between surgery and when patients achieve very clear vision. In Elkhart, Dr. Boling is dedicated to helping all patients achieve optimal vision and LASIK can be a great option… Read More


Questions to Ask a LASIK Surgeon

If you are considering LASIK, it is important to discuss the benefits and risks that could result from correcting vision with surgery rather than eyeglasses or contact lenses. Each LASIK candidate has a unique set of general and eye health circumstances and lifestyle goals that need to be carefully assessed with their surgeon before electing… Read More


Cataract Surgery Recovery

Modern cataract surgery is very safe and effective. In fact, the overall success rate of cataract surgery is about 98%. Typically, the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia and the cataract surgery recovery time is minor. Most patients see clearly the day after surgery, with little or no discomfort. To ensure… Read More