About Dr. Richard R Burns MD

Dr. Richard R Burns, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Diego, CA. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

10 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard R Burns is Great. Dr. Richard R Burns has been rated by 10 patients. From those 10 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard R Burns is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.


3969 4th Ave Ste 301
San Diego, CA 92103


Dr. Richard R Burns has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Richard R Burns has the following 11 expertise

  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Refractive Surgical Procedures
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Eye Pain
  • Eye Exam
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Lens Implants (Intraocular Lens Implantation)
  • Vision Issues

Board Certifications

Dr. Richard R Burns is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Awesome experience

I felt I was in very competent hands from Dr. Burns ....right down to his front office staff and everyone I saw in between....Wonderful. 😊

Full Review Rating Breakdown

Outstanding Ophthalmologist!

Dr. Burns is both very skilled and also understanding and compassionate. He exhibits the ability to connect with his patients and to put them at ease. His credentials and qualifications are impeccable. His skill is at the highest levels. I completely trust him with my eyes.

Wait time
10 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • University Of Minnesota Medical School

    Graduated in 1980

  • Carilion Health System


  • Dr. Richard R Burns Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Priority Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Richard R Burns

Dr. Richard Burns is the leader of California Eye Professionals' refractive surgery team. With more than 22 years experience in refractive surgery, he has been a pioneer in procedures to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Dr. Burns has participated in numerous clinical studies and has performed thousands of refractive surgery procedures. He was one of the first ophthalmic surgeons in the United States to use the holmium laser to correct farsightedness. Dr. Burns has been chairman of several hospital ophthalmology departments as well as chairman of both the department of surgery and ophthalmology at the largest multi-specialty group in San Diego. Dr. Burns has been trusted by fellow surgeons to operate on them and their family members. Dr. Burns has appeared on numerous nationwide and regional television and radio broadcasts. Dr. Burns received his medical doctorate at the Mayo Clinic. He completed his residency at the University of California San Diego.

Locations & Directions

SAN DIEGO EYE INSTITUTE, 3969 4th Ave Ste 301, San Diego, CA
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