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LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) is an outpatient procedure which uses a cool beam of light from a laser to reshape the cornea (the front surface of your eye). This is done to allow light to properly focus on the retina (the back of the eye) so clear vision can be achieved. Many of our patients achieve 20/20 vision or better after LASIK.

Boling Vision Center is considered the top LASIK provider in our Michiana area – South Bend, Elkhart, Goshen, and Notre Dame. We are the first and only vision care center offering a custom-built refractive suite specially designed for vision correction patients. This is important because it allows us to provide a highly controlled, comfortable environment to carry out the most precise and safe procedures possible.

Dr. Boling II is considered one of the top LASIK doctors in our area. He:

  • Has performed well over 20,000 LASIK procedures
  • Was the first to bring refractive surgery to Michiana more than 20 years ago
  • Was an investigator in two FDA clinical studies researching LASIK protocols that are still in use today

Learn more about Dr. Boling II and Boling Vision Center’s other experienced LASIK surgeons.

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what to expect on lasik surgery day

Many people have anxiety over the LASIK process – we completely understand. Our team works tirelessly to help you relax and make you comfortable throughout the process. You will be fully informed about each step of the procedure. Amazingly, the procedure itself lasts less than 5 minutes and patients are typically in and out of the laser suite in less than 15 minutes.

Here is what to expect:

  • Anesthetic eye drops are administered to numb the area.
  • A protective flap is created using a laser and gently lifted to reveal the inner corneal tissue.
  • Computer-controlled pulses of cool laser light are applied to the inner layers of the cornea to reshape it to mimic your contact lens or glasses prescription.
  • The flap is gently replaced and aligned to its original position. It heals naturally and securely.

Some patients recover within a few hours; some take a few days. Most patients are amazed how much they enjoy their new and clearer daily life in Michiana.

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lasik technology

advanced lasik technology

Boling Vision Center is the first and only practice in the Michiana area to permanently own and maintain our LASIK technology for optimized performance and patient safety. In our custom-built refractive suite we offer:

  • IntraLase® femtosecond technology
  • WaveLight®
  • Allegretto Wave®
  • Eye-Q excimer laser technology

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Find Out If LASIK Is Right For You

Schedule your free no-obligation LASIK consultation online today or call 574-293-3545. Not ready for a consultation? Take our free online LASIK Self-Test as a starting point!

Free LASIK Consultations

No obligation: that’s the first thing we want you to know about our free LASIK consultations in Elkhart, Goshen and Notre Dame. Boling Vision Center offers free consultations to ensure your eyes are healthy enough for LASIK and to answer all of the questions you have about how the procedure is done, our success rates and our surgeons’ experience. If you are a candidate for LASIK it will be completely up to you to decide if and when to have this life-changing procedure.


LASIK candidates must be at least 18 years of age with eyes that have developed and matured properly. You must also have had stable vision for at least one year.

Certain conditions may disqualify you for LASIK such as:

  • Autoimmune disorders
  • History of herpes infections in the eye
  • Scarring on or around the cornea
  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Dry eye syndrome

We will make sure you fully understand the minimal risks associated with LASIK and help you set realistic expectations for the outcome of your procedure.

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