Richard Burns, MD



California Eye Professionals
41637 Margarita Road, Suite 100
Temecula, California 92591

(800) 264-8327


Dr. Richard Burns



Serving Hemet LASIK and Cataract Surgery Patients


For LASIK, Dr. Burns features the combination of the "All Laser Lasik" bladeless IntraLase procedure and Wavefront CustomVue. He also offers the advanced ReSTOR intraocular lens to cataract patients and people over 40 who want great near and distance vision without eyeglasses.

Richard Burns, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in vision correction surgery. He has performed refractive surgery for more than 21 years and has corrected the vision of thousands of Inland Empire, Temecula, and Southern California patients.

Dr. Burns is well known for his expertise in laser vision correction. He is the refractive surgeon of choice for many patients with vision-intensive occupations, such as policemen and firefighters, and by many other physicians. He has appeared on national radio and television shows and has performed LASIK on numerous celebrities, including Robin Facer, the reigning "Mrs. California."

Dr. Burns stays on the cutting edge of new technology. He was one of the first surgeons in the United States to correct farsightedness with the holmium laser, and he offers his patients only the most advanced surgical technology. For LASIK he features the combination of Wavefront CustomVue and the "All Laser LASIK" IntraLase procedure. He also offers the newest technology IOLs (intraocular lenses), such as the ReSTOR lens, which can simultaneously correct for near and distance vision. Dr. Burns implants these new technology lenses for cataract patients and those "over 40" patients who would like to see at near and distance without glasses.

Dr. Burns and his staff at Advanced Cataract Surgery and LASIK are focused on providing the highest quality care. Dr. Burns personally evaluates each of his patients, from their first consultation to their last follow-up, including a personal call to his LASIK patients the night after their surgery. Besides his outstanding credentials and up-to-date technology, his patient-physician relationship is a keystone to his success. His focus on patient care helps to ensure optimum results from refractive surgery.

To determine if you are a candidate to eliminate your dependence on glasses or contact lenses, contact Dr. Burns and the Advanced Cataract Surgery and LASIK today at (800) 264-8327 to schedule a consultation.

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Refractive Surgery with Advanced Cataract Surgery and LASIK

Dr. Burns and the surgeons and staff of Advanced Cataract Surgery and LASIK employ only the best diagnostic and surgical technology. For LASIK surgery, the VISX Star S4 CustomVue excimer laser system is used. Each patient's eye has a unique curvature, similar to a "fingerprint" for the eye. The VISX CustomVue system provides a highly accurate measurement of this eye fingerprint and creates a customized laser profile to correct each eye. To create the corneal flap during LASIK, California Eye Professionals offer the highly advanced "Bladeless" or "All Laser LASIK" procedure known as IntraLase. In addition to LASIK surgery, LASEK and PRK surgery are offered for laser vision correction.

Cataract Surgery


The serene office environment at California Eye Professionals helps patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their visits with Dr. Burns.

Dr. Burns is a gifted cataract surgeon and offers the most advanced surgical techniques and intraocular implants (IOLs). He is one of the only surgeons in the area who offers the latest in IOL technology, the ReSTOR IOL that simultaneously corrects for both reading and distance vision. Dr. Burns is also certified in phakic implants, another of the newer, cutting-edge refractive procedures. Patients seeking cataract surgery will be educated by Dr. Burns about all options so each patient can achieve the best vision to fit their lifestyle.

Advanced Cataract Surgery and LASIK also offers comprehensive ophthalmology services, including glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, diagnosis and treatment of retinal disease, and facial cosmetic care, such as BOTOX and blepharoplasty.

Dr. Burns' Background

Dr. Burns received his medical doctorate from the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Following medical school, Dr. Burns completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of California, San Diego where he was Chief Resident in 1984. He served as a clinical instructor of ophthalmology at the UCSD School of Medicine following his residency.

Dr. Burns is a former Chief of Ophthalmology and former Chief of Surgery at Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, and a former Chief of the Department of Ophthalmology at Sharp Cabrillo Hospital.

Dr. Burns has published numerous scientific articles in a wide variety of medical journals and is a frequent guest lecturer about advancements in refractive and cataract surgery. He is an active member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Patient Testimonials

"I wore contacts for years. When I finally decided to get LASIK, I did a lot of research. I had a couple of consultations before I went to see Dr. Burns. As a medical professional, I already knew about his excellent reputation, and I was immediately comfortable with his great bedside manner. He even performed LASIK on his wife, and that said a lot to me.

Dr. Burns took a lot of time to make sure that I was a good candidate, and he told me things about my eyes that I was not told by any of the other doctors. One specific concern was that there was scarring on my eyes FROM MY CONTACTS. He explained that continuing to wear my contacts could lead to more damage in the future. I have been very impressed with how thorough Dr. Burns is. The whole experience was exceptional, and today my vision is phenomenal. I refer all my patients to Dr. Burns." —Bridgette Briggs, MD, Temecula, Calif.

"I AM SO AMAZED! My vision is 20/15, and it has only been one week since I had IntraLase All-Laser LASIK with CustomVue. The day after my surgery I woke up and immediately saw my little girl for the first time without putting in contacts! She was so happy that her mommy could see, and I just couldn't believe it! I've been telling everyone about it!

After 20 years of contacts I can see! It's just too amazing. I started checking into LASIK about four years ago. Two years ago I went to see Dr. Burns at California Eye Professionals. I wasn't a candidate for LASIK because my cornea was too thin. I was really disappointed, but I just put it out of my mind that I would ever be out of contacts. Then I recently learned that Dr. Burns is doing the latest procedure, IntraLase All-Laser LASIK, which can accommodate thinner corneas. I made an appointment right away to see Dr. Burns again and found out I was a candidate this time.

I was ready to have the surgery immediately, but Dr. Burns found a scratch on my cornea. He suggested that I wait for two months, a recommendation that was in my best interest. On the day of the surgery, he put the numbing drops in himself. He called me personally that night to see how I was doing. I was really, really impressed. As a health care professional, I think about things like that." —Dawn Milton, Treatment Coordinator, Dr. Cutts, DDS, Temecula, Calif.

"I researched LASIK for four years before I finally found Dr. Burns. Everyone at the office was so incredibly friendly and nice, and Dr. Burns answered all of my questions. It felt good from the minute I walked into his office. I immediately felt calm, and I knew that after all these years, this was right.

Dr. Burns understood my concerns and expectations, and educated me about the whole process. Dr. Burns was so awesome during the procedure, and I never felt any pain or discomfort. He talked about everything, step by step, and I knew what was coming.

My vision has been 20/15 from the first month of my LASIK procedure. It is unbelievable to be able to see after years of contacts. I want everyone to know about Dr. Burns." —Robin Facer, Mrs. California, Murrieta, Calif.

"My eyesight was 20/400, which is considered legally blind. My glasses were so thick, you could take them outside and start fires! They were so embarrassing, I simply hated wearing them. I wore contacts since I was 13, which was for many, many years. I had considered LASIK for a long time, but I put it off because I was so scared.

After 33 years of wearing contacts, my eyes were becoming more and more vascular, and I knew I had to do something. So I started the legwork — shopping around, meeting other doctors. I simply remained TOO SCARED. That is, until I met Dr. Burns. He was the perfect fit for me. What I loved most about Dr. Burns was his true honesty. He told me everything up front. Plus, later when I checked out his credentials on the website, well, wow! I was even more confident I had made the right decision.

The procedure was amazing. Of course, I was very nervous going in, but in less than two minutes per eye, the procedure was complete! It was almost a zen-like experience, because Dr. Burns was so calm. He talked me through the whole procedure, and it was over like "that." I started to see better immediately, even as I was sitting up in the chair. I want to kick myself because I wasted so much time being scared. I don't know what the heck I was afraid of! It was so easy, quick, and painless." —K-FROG's Toady Foster, Temecula, Calif.

"Last year, I scratched my eye and couldn't wear contacts anymore. When I went to Dr. Burns, I didn't know what I needed to do, but I knew I needed to do something. He was so nice and so helpful. He explained that I was a candidate for a new lens, the ReSTOR Multifocal Lens, which would eliminate having two surgeries: one for my vision and one for cataracts. After he presented me with all my options and explained everything very thoroughly, I decided the multifocal lens was the best option.

I'm so glad I did it! I haven't seen so well in many years. I can see now that I wasn't as good of a housekeeper as I formerly thought I was. Dr. Burns helped me make the right decision, and I am so happy with my new vision." —Challen Moore, ReSTOR Lens, Hemet, Calif.

"Dr. Burns is one of the best physicians I've worked with. He's a professional, and he knows what he is doing. I have worked with him a lot over the years. I refer many of my patients to him, so I had firsthand experience with his professionalism and the way he has always treated my patients.

I wore glasses my whole life, so when I decided to have LASIK, of course I went to Dr. Burns. The new freedom I experienced was so awesome, I took my wife to Dr. Burns too. It was so easy, we both agree we should have done it years ago. We're very grateful to him!" —Michael Basch, MD, Talia Medical Group, Temecula, Calif.

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