Robert G. Burlingame, MD, FACS
Andrew Bossen, MD
William B. Plauché, MD



RGB Eye Associates
1625 Highway 75 North
Sherman, TX 75090
(855) 212-8841


Dr. Robert G.
Burlingame


Dr. Andrew
Bossen


Dr. William B.
Plauché



Robert G. Burlingame, MD, FACS, Andrew Bossen, MD, and William B. Plauché, MD, are board-certified ophthalmologists at RGB Eye Associates. Serving the entire Texoma region since 1987, RGB Eye Associates attracts patients seeking leading-edge treatment with personalized patient care. Dr. Burlingame, RGB Eye Associates' founder, was named "Best Ophthalmologist" in the 2009 edition of the "Best of Texoma" readers' survey, along with his associates. He has performed thousands of successful cataract and refractive surgery procedures.


RGB Eye Associates has been awarded the Herald Democrat's "Best of Texoma" award four years in a row.

Using the most up-to-date technology, the RGB Eye Associates team performs PRK, all-laser LASIK and "no stitch" cataract surgery, and offers Crystalens and other advanced intraocular lenses. The practice is equipped with the latest technology and equipment needed for the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye syndrome and diabetic eye disease. RGB Eye Associates also offers cosmetic and functional eyelid surgery, Botox injections and dermal fillers.

To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Burlingame, Dr. Bossen or Dr. Plauché, or to learn more about your vision correction options, please contact RGB Eye Associates toll free at (855) 212-8841.

More About Vision Correction at RGB Eye Associates

For LASIK eye surgery, Drs. Burlingame, Bossen and Plauche use a painless, 100-percent blade-free method which takes about 20 minutes to complete. The surgeons begin the procedure by making a small flap in the outer portion of the cornea using a computer-controlled femtosecond laser. The flap is gently folded back to reveal the underlying corneal tissue. Then, Drs. Burlingame, Bossen and Plauché use an excimer laser to sculpt the corneal tissue, correcting the eye's refractive error. Once completed, the corneal flap is returned to its original position, and the eye naturally heals itself.

RGB Eye Associates' LASIK patients typically notice an improvement in their vision within 24 to 48 hours of their procedure. After LASIK, many patients no longer need to rely on contact lenses or glasses to see clearly, resulting in a better quality of life.

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What Do Patients Say About the Team at RGB Eye Associates?

"I was so excited to learn that there was a solution for the issue I was having with my eyes. As an auctioneer, it is vital to be able to see and focus on your crowd. You have to be able to quickly see the small gestures that some make to advance a bid and that was beginning to be difficult, especially if it was from the front of the crowd to the back. After Crystalens, I am pleased to be able to immediately focus, near and far, without difficulty. I hadn't realized how much I had struggled with my eyes until after the surgery and was so surprised to actually "see" the difference. The surgery was easy and Dr. Burlingame's team is amazing, answering all questions prior to and the days after surgery. I would recommend anyone having difficulty with their vision talk to the family at RGB. Our vision is a gift and I wouldn't trust my eyes to anyone else!"
—Sara M. Jerome, Col.

"After my Crystalens implants, at age 62, I had a surprise coming...I felt like I was 10 years younger! After only a short while I felt like I had my life back. I not only could see far, near and in between without my bifocals, the world was bright! Everything I thought was dim before was bright and every color that was dull before was bright. The benefit of the Crystalens implant over standard cataract lenses has to be astounding! There are many great reasons to choose Crystalens but who could know how underrated they were!" —Kaye Acree

"To anyone who may be sitting on the fence regarding Crystalens surgery, my suggestion would be to definitely do it. The surgery has really made a profound difference in my life. Having a good surgeon and staff makes all the difference in the world for an excellent outcome. Dr. Plauché and his staff are well qualified to make you comfortable from the time you learn you need to have cataract surgery until you've completed all follow-up visits. The seeing is 'great' and about 85 to 90% of the time I can read without 'cheaters'." —Flo Lund

More About the Surgeons at RGB Eye Associates

Robert G. Burlingame, MD, FACS, received his bachelor's degree from Southwest Texas State, and his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center. He completed his internship and residency training at Scott & White Hospital in Temple. Dr. Burlingame was one of the first peer trainers certified to teach fellow physicians laser refractive surgery techniques, and one of the first ophthalmic surgeons to take part in Summit Laser's "Visionary Program," prior to the FDA's approval of LASIK surgery. Dr. Burlingame opened RGB Eye Associates in 1987 and has been providing quality eye care ever since. In addition to the practice, Dr. Burlingame has served in several leadership positions, including chief of surgery and medical ethics committee chairman at several Texoma hospitals, and is a former board member for the national organization of Ophthalmic Outpatient Surgical Society. His work has been published in medical journals and he has lectured at several ophthalmic surgical conferences. Dr. Burlingame is also actively involved in several charitable endeavors. He is a member of several professional societies, including the following:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association
  • Texas Medical Society
  • Texas Ophthalmologic Association
  • Grayson County Medical Society

Andrew Bossen, MD, earned both his undergraduate and medical degrees with honors from Texas A&M University. He completed his internal medicine internship and ophthalmic residency training at Scott & White Hospital. Dr. Bossen is a member of several professional societies, including the following:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Christian Ophthalmology Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Texas Ophthalmologic Association
  • Grayson County Medical Society

William B. Plauché, MD, earned his undergraduate degree from Northeast Louisiana University, and received his medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Science Center. He completed an internship in internal medicine and his ophthalmology residency at Scott & White Hospital. Dr. Plauché served 15 years in the military with the United States Army and the Louisiana National Guard; he completed his service in the Army as a Captain-General Medical Officer. Dr. Plauché belongs to several professional organizations, including the following:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Society for Excellence in Eyecare
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Grayson County Medical Society
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Texas Ophthalmologic Association

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