Dr. Richard C Boling II is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, specializing in No needle No patch No stitch cataract surgery, Intralase LASIK, aesthetic surgery of the eyelids, and the management of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degenerative eye disease. He also provides routine eye care for all ages.
Dr. Richard C. Boling II is an Elkhart, Indiana native, where he attended Elkhart High School before graduating as one of the first Elkhart Memorial classes in 1974. A life-long athlete, Dr. Boling II 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 II 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 C. 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 II is a proud member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Dr. Boling II 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 II is a proud volunteer for Operation Sight. Operation Sight is the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Foundation’s U.S-based charitable cataract surgery program. The program matches eligible cataract patients with volunteer surgeons who are members of the Operation Sight Network. ASCRS empowers surgeons to improve the vision, outcomes, and quality of life for their patients through innovative approaches to Education, Advocacy, and Philanthropy.
Dr. Boling II is also a volunteer for the Kindness to Prevent Blindness (KTPB) mobile unit. In collaboration with the Elkhart Education Foundation, the KTPB eye care mobile unit was designed with the goal to provide free vision screenings, exams, and glasses to all 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 8th grade students in Elkhart and St. Joseph County Schools—as is required by the Indiana Department of Education. This nonprofit initiative, funded by tax-deductible donations and in-kind community support, is focused on ensuring school children have the vision care they need to be successful in school.
Dr. Boling II believes in maintaining state-of-the-art technology and techniques at Boling Vision Center. He regularly attends continuing education courses on 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 II 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, Noah, and Brielle!
He feels like he has an “honorary ovary” from living with six women for so long.
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 a honor and privilege to care for you and your loved ones.
Dr. Boling sees patients in the Elkhart Office.