Why Choose Dr. Burns?

As a highly regarded San Diego LASIK surgeon, Dr. Burns has more than 25 years of experience, during which time he has performed thousands of successful laser eye surgeries. He is one of the few eye surgeons in the country with considerable experience not only in LASIK but also in cataract surgery and refractive lensectomy (RLE). Dr. Burns’ outstanding qualifications expand your treatment options and can greatly improve your vision correction results as he is able to recommend and perform the procedure that is most suitable for you. In contrast, many other refractive surgeons specialize only in LASIK.

Other reasons why numerous patients from San Diego, Temecula, Murrieta, Hemet and Sun City have chosen Dr. Burns as their refractive surgeon include:

  • Leading-edge technologies. Dr. Burns uses only the most advanced laser technologies. The combination of the VISX STAR S4 excimer laser platform with CustomVueâ„¢ technology and IntraLase femtosecond laser allows him to provide you with a highly customized all-laser iLASIK treatment.
  • Comfort. Dr. Burns’ office was designed with patient comfort in mind. It features soothing ambiance and many amenities geared towards enhancing your treatment experience.
  • Personal Approach. Dr. Burns personally performs all evaluations and guides each patient throughout his or her treatment process. Dr. Burns believes there is no substitute for the surgeon personally managing your complete care, which is why you will have access to him whenever you have a question or concern.

New Freedom Eye Center Team

At New Freedom Eye Center, the team of friendly medical professionals is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality care in the safest, most comfortable manner possible. They understand that many of their San Diego laser eye surgery patients feel apprehensive about undergoing LASIK, LASEK, PRK or LTK procedures. This is why they take the time to thoroughly explain all procedures and to address any concerns their patients might have. This thoughtful approach helps ease patients’ anxiety and make their vision correction experience more enjoyable.

Marylou Chavarin, Operations Coordinator

Marylou is our operations coordinator and also a certified ophthalmic technician. She oversees our San Diego laser eye surgery facility, and is involved with all aspects of patient care. Marylou is always happy to answer patients’ questions whether they are inquiring about our San Diego facilities, laser equipment or various treatments, such as refractive lensectomy with Crystalens or ReStor lenses. Marylou has worked with Dr. Burns for more than 17 years.



At New Freedom Eye Center, vision enhancement is all we do. We strive to provide you with the best possible results, which is why we use only the best technologies. This includes state-of-the-art laser procedure using the advanced VISX STAR S4 excimer laser platform and IntraLase femtosecond laser in order to provide you with a customized all-laser iLASIK treatment.

If you are interested in refractive lensectomy or cataract surgery in San Diego, the fees for these procedures will be discussed at the time of your initial consultation. We accept VISA and MASTERCARD, and we also offer affordable 18-month financing programs. In addition, we have special programs for schoolteachers, firefighters, military personnel and those in the ministry. We also honor flex plans and special financing programs that insurance companies occasionally offer their clients.