Richard Burns, MD



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

(800) 264-8327


Dr. Richard Burns



LASIK in Temecula and the surrounding area


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.

Dr. Richard Burns is committed to remaining abreast of the latest developments in the field of laser vision correction. He was one of the first surgeons in the United States to correct hyperopia with the holmium laser. His surgical facilities also feature Wavefront CustomVue technology for custom cornea mapping and the IntraLase laser for all-laser LASIK procedures. Dr. Burns also offers the newest surgical technologies and materials for his Temecula cataracts patients, including the sophisticated ReSTOR intraocular lens implants. These implants can be used to restore clear near and distance vision in cataracts patients, and to achieve sharper near vision in presbyopia patients.

Leading-Edge Technology

Dr. Richard Burns is committed to remaining abreast of the latest developments in the field of laser vision correction. He was one of the first surgeons in the United States to correct hyperopia with the holmium laser. His surgical facilities also feature Wavefront CustomVue technology for custom cornea mapping and the IntraLase laser for all-laser LASIK procedures. Dr. Burns also offers the newest surgical technologies and materials for his cataracts patients, including the sophisticated ReSTOR intraocular lens implants. These implants can be used to restore clear near and distance vision in cataracts patients, and to achieve sharper near vision in presbyopia patients.

Dr. Burns and his team are dedicated to providing the highest quality vision treatments and attentive patient care. Dr. Burns personally meets with each patient prior to recommending any procedure. After completing the surgery, he continues to monitor the patient's recovery, including a personal phone call on the night after the procedure. Dr. Burns' unique combination of up-to-date technology, superb education and thoughtful patient care allows him to consistently deliver excellent vision correction results.

Dr. Burns invites you to contact his Advanced Cataract Surgery and LASIK offices today at (800) 264-8327 to schedule your personal consultation. During your appointment, Dr. Burns will explain how refractive eye surgery can help you decrease your dependence on glasses and contact lenses.

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LASIK Eye Surgery Technology

Dr. Burns' offices are equipped with only the best diagnostic and surgical instruments available. For LASIK surgery, Dr. Burns uses the VISX Star S4 CustomVue excimer laser platform. This platform includes an instrument that creates an extremely detailed map of the cornea. Dr. Burns uses this map to program the laser, which is used to alter the shape of the cornea and restore clarity of vision. Before the application of the excimer laser energy, Dr. Burns creates a small flap in the cornea. He uses a different type of laser (IntraLase) to accomplish this task. The combination of the two lasers allows Dr. Burns to offer a completely blade-free LASIK treatment ("all-laser LASIK"). Dr. Burns also uses advanced technologies when performing alternatives to LASIK, such as PRK and LASEK.

Cataract Surgery in Temecula


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

Dr. Richard Burns is also a talented cataracts surgeon who uses state-of-the-art intraocular lens implants (IOLs) to restore the vision of patients affected by cataracts. He is one of the few surgeons in the Temecula area who offer ReSTOR IOLs and phakic IOLs. These IOLs are implanted within the patient's eyes and become an integral part of their visual system, providing clear vision at various distances. When meeting with his cataracts patients, Dr. Burns thoroughly explains their treatment choices and helps them choose the IOLs that best fit their lifestyle and visual needs.

In addition to LASIK and cataract surgery, Dr. Burns offers retinal disease therapy, glaucoma treatment and other eye care services. Dr. Burns and his team also provide cosmetic procedures for the eyes such as BOTOX and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).

More About Richard Burns, MD

Dr. Richard Burns earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at the renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He subsequently performed an ophthalmology residency at the University of California, San Diego, where he was chosen to serve as Chief Resident in 1984. After completing his residency, Dr. Burns taught ophthalmology at the UCSD School of Medicine.

Dr. Burns has also served as Chief of Ophthalmology and Chief of Surgery at the Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, and as Chief of the Department of Ophthalmology at Sharp Cabrillo Hospital. He has published numerous articles in leading medical journals, and he is frequently invited to lecture on the latest developments in the field of refractive eye surgery.

Dr. Burns' professional accomplishments have allowed him to earn memberships with several leading professional organizations, including the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society Refractive Surgery, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Testimonials from Dr. Burns' Temecula LASIK Patients

"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, California

"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, Former Mrs. California, Murrieta, California

"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, California

"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, California

"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 IOLs, Hemet, California

"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, California

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