Dr. Burns is proud to offer his San Diego-area patients a variety of advanced laser vision correction procedures, such as LASIK, LASEK and PRK. In addition, he is renowned as a talented cataract surgery and RLE specialist. When performing an RLE procedure, Dr. Burns uses the advanced ReStor or Crystalens IOLs. He treats each patient with the utmost dedication and attentiveness, delivering results that often surpass their expectations. Peruse these testimonials to see why thousands of patients from San Diego, Temecula, Hemet, Sun City and Murrieta have chosen Dr. Burns as their laser eye surgery specialist.

Javier Colon

“Thanks so much for helping me see the world in a whole new way”


“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!”

Cindy Williams

Actress best known for Laverne and Shirley


"Just wanted to thank all of you for your precious gift of my sight. There is nothing I can give to you that would come close to the miracle I feel you have given to me. I haven’t been able to see since I was 5 years old! I am terribly grateful to you all and hope you realize just what a miracle you have given me. I feel blessed and can’t thank you enough for all you gave to me! With a happy heart, I thank you!"


"I waited a long time for my eye correction surgery and I did a great deal of research before I made a decision. Qualifications are always at the top of the list, but equally important to me, was individual attention. Dr. Burns has all the appropriate qualifications and experience. And he takes all the time I need to answer questions, and talk about this new experience of seeing well again, without my glasses. He is the best, and he is a wonderfully nice and caring man."

Cynthia Heath Kerrigan
KPOP AM 1360 Radio


"I spent seven years before selecting Dr. Burns for my LASIK procedure. By following Dr. Burns’ “Father Knows Best” advice post-op, the results have far exceeded my expectations. This is truly a special gift. Sometimes you have to look reality in the eye and deny it! Dr. Burns has set these Irish eyes to smiling. Dr. Burns rocks!"


"I had been very nearsighted since about age 11. I also had astigmatism in both eyes. I remember praying, as a teenager, for a miracle that God would heal my eyes! Twenty years later, my miracle happened. Dr. Burns skillfully performed LASIK surgery on my eyes and I now see very clearly without my glasses or contacts. I’m extremely happy with the results and can recommend Dr. Burns caring expertise without hesitation."


"I have been wearing glasses since I was 13 years old and wore contact lenses for over 20 years. I have always been active in sports and now being able to see and function without glasses or contacts is beyond description. Also, when traveling, not having to deal with contact lenses is a great relief. Also, due to my age, I opted to have one eye see in the distance and one eye to see at near. Monovision, as it is called, works so well for me that I now do not need to use reading glasses. I am grateful for Dr. Burns and his skill, knowledge, care and attention to detail all along the way. I highly recommend you seriously consider Dr. Burns and New Freedom Eye Center for your LASIK procedure."


"I am totally happy with my LASIK procedure. Dr. Burns and his staff are friendly and professional and completely put my fears to rest. The procedure was easy and painless. I always felt I was in good hands before, during, and after the surgery. My biggest problem with my contacts was dealing with dry, red, and itchy eyes on an almost daily basis. Because of my active lifestyle glasses were not the solution. It’s so wonderful to finally have healthy eyes and be able to see when I wake up in the morning. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Burns and his staff to anyone."


"This was my old life! I was farsighted. Always looking for my glasses. Until one day; I had to have glasses to find my other reading glasses! Tennis is my great activity, and not seeing the tennis-ball, was not very encouraging. In fact, my vision was then 20/70. Then one morning I received a phone call from my friend Gladys and she asked me to turn on the KUSI TV-channel and see a TV program about a new method of laser eye surgery. Was this the beginning of my new Life? You bet! An important thing that I experienced was that there was no pressure from the doctor or the staff. So it was all up to me! During the surgery I felt so calm and I knew, I was in good hands. Today my life is easy. I can play tennis and Bridge. I can read the menu in the restaurant and I can go to the theater and see the entire play without glasses. Today I have a 20/20 vision."

Kayla Beckwith

"I have found everyone at New Freedom Eye Center to be extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and personable. That is the main reason I chose Dr. Richard Burns and his staff to do my LASIK surgery. I have watched all of the eye surgeries for many years as they have improved in technology and procedure. I have talked with several other eye doctors about LASIK. I found that the only place where I felt very comfortable, and cared about as a person was with Dr. Richard Burns and his staff at the New Freedom Eye Center. I had many, many questions before the surgery and they answered every one of them honestly and completely. I came away from the consultation with great confidence in the surgeon and his staff. My eyesight fluctuated on a daily basis with both distance and reading up close as a constant struggle. Since I have had my LASIK surgery done I am able to see 20/20 in both eyes and no reading glasses. It is truly one of the greatest things I have done for myself and I owe it all to everyone at the New Freedom Eye Center. I would not have had the surgery done if I had not found Dr. Burns and his staff. I recommend them with great enthusiasm and trust to everyone that asks me about the surgery. They really have given me a new found freedom that I would not have experienced otherwise. My greatest thanks goes out to everyone at the New Freedom Eye Center for my sight and a new LOOK at life."

Ida Garcia

"I’m very happy the I had the LASIK procedure done. I started having problems with my eye sight when driving at night and glasses or contacts were not an option. Thanks to Dr. Burns and his staff, I can see even clearer at night and when I read the news paper. I highly recomend the LASIK procedure to anyone who’s having trouble with their eye sight. Thanks Dr. Burns."

Delilah Rozmus

"Hello! My name is Delilah Rozmus. When I decided to get Lasik eye surgery done I was just as frightened as I was excited. I mean this is my eyesight we are talking about. No one wants to go from bad vision to worse vision or even no vision. However when a co-worker of mine recommended the New Freedom Eye Center I decided to set up a consultation. During the consultation the staff answered any and all questions my husband and I had. A week later I was in and out of there in no time. The prep time took longer than the actual procedure. However the most comforting part to me was that my husband was able to watch the surgery as Dr. Burns did the procedure. So thank you Dr. Burns, Tony and MaryLou for the ability to see for the first time in sixteen years, w/out having to use glasses or contacts."

More Happy Customers…

Lasik Procedure: Charles Roles, Janet Wagner, Kim Walter, Bob Pickett, Andrew Greene, Valerie Crutchfield, Frederick Fung, M.D., Ronald Macintrye, M.D. (Chairman Of The Department Of Surgery – was performing surgery the very next morning without the aid of glasses), Ronald Ortiz, M.D., Bronson Silva, William Dolan, Nancy Conner, Rachael Wilson, R.N., Curt Thomas, D.P.M., James Mcclurg, M.D., R. Bruce Johnson, M.D. (performed surgery the next day for the first time without any glasses)

LTK Procedure: Michael Antos, M.D. (able to perform surgery 2 days after having procedure without any need for reading glasses), Jan Cleator, R.N., Carmelita Brock, David Roach, Julie Boget, Donna Jean Warlick, George Bowden, Brad Sonka, Robert Williams, Ted Yager