As a premier ophthalmologist, Dr. Burns is dedicated to excellence in vision correction and has outfitted his practice with the latest technology to deliver superior results to his patients. He is thrilled to be among the few eye surgeons in San Diego and Temecula to offer laser cataract surgery with the advanced LenSx laser. This sophisticated laser allows for unprecedented precision and eliminates some of the more invasive steps associated with cataract surgery, allowing Dr. Burns to deliver safe and accurate results. With the LenSx laser, San Diego laser cataract surgery patients can now achieve clearer vision than ever before.
Dr. Burns offers a variety of leading-edge procedures that have helped numerous patients throughout the greater San Diego area achieve their vision correction goals. As a highly regarded laser eye surgery specialist, he offers not only LASIK but also LASEK, PRK and LTK procedures. In addition, he specializes in laser cataract surgery and refractive lensectomy - an excellent alternative for patients who cannot undergo Lasik..
Dr. Burns Performs LASIK for Winner of NBC's the Voice
Fans of NBC's singing competition show, The Voice, will recognize one of Dr. Richard R. Burns' recent LASIK patients, Javier Colon. The laser eye surgeon proudly performed LASIK vision correction surgery on Mr. Colon, the 2011 winner of the popular television show. Although the beloved singer certainly had his share of eye surgeons to choose from, Mr. Colon selected Dr. Burns because of the eye surgeon's extensive experience and stellar reputation. Thanks to Dr. Burns, Mr. Colon can now see as well as he sings!
Video: Javier Colon Discusses Lasik Surgery in San DiegoListen to Javier Colon, winner of NBC's The Voice, talk about his lasik surgery experience in San Diego with Dr. Burns.
Laser cataract surgery – The most advanced cataract surgery technology – over 2000 procedures performed
Experience Laser Cataract Surgery as Cindy Williams Did
“Thanks to Dr. Burns and his wonderful staff, my eyesight is as good as it was twenty years ago! It’s a wonderful thing and I am ever so grateful!”
Actress best known for Laverne and Shirley
Dr. Burns is proud to offer ReStor IOLs for San Diego cataracts and refractive lensectomy (RLE) patients. Learn how ReStor lenses can help you achieve clear vision at all distances without glasses.
New Freedom Eye Center features the advanced Ziemer Crystalline femtosecond IntraLase laser, which allows Dr. Burns to perform all-laser LASIK. Read how "bladeless" LASIK can improve the results and safety of your laser eye surgery.
Z-LASIK is a highly sophisticated laser eye surgery that uses the advanced Ziemer FEMTO LDV laser for bladeless creation of the corneal flap. Dr. Burns uses this technology because of its advantages associated with increased patient safety, speedy recovery and optimal vision correction outcomes.
Dr. Burns uses Crystalens IOLs to help San Diego RLE and cataracts patients achieve excellent vision without glasses. Learn how Crystalens can improve your near, intermediate and distance vision.
New Freedom Eye Center features the leading–edge Allegretto 400 and VISX STAR S4 excimer laser platforms with CustomVue™ technology, as well as the advanced IntraLase femtosecond laser. Read how Dr. Burns uses this combination of sophisticated laser devices to provide his patients with highly customized iLASIK treatments.
Allegretto Wave Eye-Q 400 Laser
New Freedom Eye Center employs the most sophisticated vision correction technology, including the WaveLight Allegretto Wave Eye-Q 400 excimer laser system for maximum vision correction accuracy and excellent results.
Dr. Burns' practice is equipped with the latest LenSx technology for laser cataract surgery. LenSx offers patients increased safety and accuracy, reduced risk of complications after cataract surgery and customized treatments for optimal surgical outcomes.
Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA)
Richard R. Burns, MD, employs the technologically advanced Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA) System to calculate the power of intraocular lens implants (IOLs) during cataract surgery to ensure more accurate results and fewer postoperative surprises for patients.
Richard R. Burns, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in LASIK laser eye surgery, cataract surgery and refractive lensectomy (RLE). He has performed refractive surgery for more than 21 years and has corrected the vision of thousands of patients.
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 served his final year as Chief Resident. Following his residency, Dr. Burns served as a Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at the UCSD School of Medicine.
Dr. Burns has his private practice located in San Diego and is also the Director of Refractive Surgery Services at California Eye Professionals, which has offices in Temecula, Hemet and Sun City. Dr. Burns is the cataract surgeon for NVision in palm desert and the LASIK and cataract surgeon for NVision Murrieta.
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72660 Fred Waring Dr.
Palm Desert, CA 92260
NVision Laser Eye Center Murrieta
NVision Murrieta is the only facility in the Temecula Valley, as well as the state of California, to offer All-Laser LASIK with the Ziemer Crystalline Plus Laser combined with the Allegretto EyeQ Excimer Laser, which is the most advanced treatment in laser vision correction today. On the day of the procedure, Dr. Burns strives to offer a quality experience from start to finish. Patients and family are greeted by a friendly, inviting staff. They can relax and enjoy movies, snacks, coffee and drinks. There is a VIP Viewing Suite that offers a unique experience for loved ones to view the surgery. Dr. Burns walks each and every patient out of the center personally after the procedure.
With a focus on personalized attention to meet each patient's unique vision correction needs, Dr. Burns and the staff at NVision Murrieta have helped thousands of patients improve and restore their eyesight with numerous refractive and corneal procedures, including custom LASIK, cataract surgery, and intraocular lens implants, including multifocal and accommodating implants.