Meet Dr. Kim Cooper

Boling Vision Center welcomes optometrist, Kim Cooper, OD, FAAO to the team! Dr. Cooper is a residency-trained medical optometrist specializing in ocular disease, dry eye syndrome, pre- and post-operative care, ocular nutrition and eye health education for patients of all ages. “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Kim Cooper to the Boling Vision Center Family!…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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How Does LASIK Work?

LASIK surgery is the most common laser vision correction procedure, and has helped millions of people around the world see better every day. The procedure can be broken down in just a few easy steps. Numbing Drops: In South Bend, Dr. Boling II administers numbing drops that take effect in seconds and last throughout the…

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PRK vs. LASIK

PRK and LASIK have enabled millions of people to achieve excellent vision. If you are considering laser eye surgery, there are a number of options to consider. Two of the most well-known procedures are LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) and PRK (photorefractive keratectomy). Both procedures have their pros and cons, and your eye doctor can…

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What is Laser Eye Surgery?

Laser eye surgery is an umbrella term for several eye surgeries used to correct refractive errors. The most common types of laser eye surgery include LASIK, PRK, LASEK and EpiLASIK. Each of the four laser eye surgery procedures below use the same special laser, called an excimer laser, to reshape the cornea. This is what…

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Cataracts Types

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which can make it harder for you to see. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is the principal cause of blindness in the world. Cataracts develop when protein builds up in the lens of your eye,…

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