Richard A. Cross, O.D.

Dr. Cross, optometrist in Boulder, CO, graduated from Michigan College of Optometry, Ferris State University in 1989. He founded Boulder Vision Associates in 1993. He is a member of both the American and Colorado Optometric Associations. Dr. Cross co-manages laser refractive surgical correction (LASIK and PRK). He fits contacts for patients with bifocals, keratoconus, dry eyes, and astigmatism.

Dr. Cross was involved in the Amrion Age Related Macular Degeneration Research Study and Contact Lens Ocular Complications Study (C.L.O.C.S.). He has served in the past as a proctor for the Colorado State Board of Examiners, and participated in Psychology Research at Ferris State University. He has served on the Gunbarrel Public Improvement District, the SCFD/Boulder County Citizens Cultural Advisory Committee, and the Board of Trustee’s for The Boulder Community Foundation. Currently, he is working with the University of Michigan’s 3rd Century Initiative Project to help improve health care in developing countries.

Dr. Cross has been recognized for his work with providing eye care to the underserved in Jamaica and in Boulder. He has received the United Nations Association Human Rights Award, the BCBR Health Care Heroes Award, the e-Town “e-Chievement” Award, the Kiwanis International Foundation Godfrey G. Dyer Award, and the Boulder County Multicultural Award for Health.

Dr. Cross is the founder and President of the Eye Health Institute; a non-profit dedicated to providing vision services to the poor of Jamaica. You can read more about this worthy organization at

Dr. Cross has received the following certifications:

  • Advanced Ocular Therapeutics Certification
  • Glaucoma Management/LASER Certification
  • LASER Refractive Surgery Co-Management Certification