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 www.eyehealthinstitute.org.
Dr. Cross has received the following certifications:
- Advanced Ocular Therapeutics Certification
- Glaucoma Management/LASER Certification
- LASER Refractive Surgery Co-Management Certification
Dr. Fayiz O. Mahgoub O.D
Dr. Fayiz Mahgoub is a Colorado native and the newest addition to Boulder Vision Associates. He graduated from Optometry school in 2018 with Beta Sigma Kappa honors. Dr. Mahgoub specializes in reducing the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) as well as management of dry eye disease, digital eye strain and sports vision enhancement.
Dr. Mahgoub is passionate about increasing access to eye care to under-served communities and enjoys participating in service projects locally as well as internationally. He has been a member of service trips to Mexico, Tanzania and Jamaica. He is currently in the process of establishing a non-profit organization to deliver eye care services to under-served communities in Sudan.
Dr. Mahgoub is an absolute technophile. He enjoys sharing his knowledge on eye care and technology with his colleagues and patients. He enjoys publishing educational videos and articles to help patients better understand how achieve the best visual performance possible.
Dr. Mahgoub enjoys educating his colleagues about the latest advances in eye care through his roles as associate editor of eye care technology and vision therapy for O.D.'s on Facebook and a contributing writer for Optometric Management magazine. He is also the host of the eye care technology podcast, VisionTECH with Fayiz Mahgoub.