Are you accepting new patients?
Yes. New patients are always accepted and welcome.

What insurances does Dr. Burke accept?
Dr. Burke accepts all insurances except Anthem Blue Cross / Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare.

How long is a typical visit?
Depending upon the patient’s problem, plan on one hour in the office.
If Dr. Burke dilates the patient, this requires an additional 30 minutes.

Will the patient get dilated?
Not all patients require dilation for Dr. Burke to perform a complete examination or to perform a refraction. When Dr. Burke feels that a dilated examination may add important additional information, he will explain why the drops and the added time are necessary.

What is a refraction?
A refraction determines the focusing properties of the eyes. Drops and dilation are not always necessary to perform a refraction. The refraction information allows Dr. Burke to determine the need for and the proper power of glasses.

Do the drops hurt?
Most patients complain of a burning or stinging sensation lasting less than one minute.

How long does the effect of the drops last?
The maximum effect of the drops requires 30 minutes before Dr. Burke can complete the exam. The drops actually have two effects on the eye. The obvious one people always comment on is the opening or widening of the pupil. This dilating effect typically lasts 12 -24 hours. The second effect of the drops is to relax the focusing muscle of the eye causing the blur most patients experience. This effect resolves more quickly typically within 4-6 hours.

Should my child go to school after getting drops?
Yes, your child may return to school. However, if the child has a test or will be required to do significant reading activities, it would be best for your child not to go to school.

Is Dr. Burke good with children?
Dr. Burke has an exceptionally warm and friendly manner that allows the child to relax and have fun during the examination. Many parents say that Dr. Burke is their child’s favorite doctor and cannot wait to see him again (although the wonderful KidsZone activities help).

Is Dr. Burke good with children with disabilities?
Dr. Burke’s extensive knowledge and experience, his calm and unhurried approach, and having only Dr. Burke perform the examination allows Dr. Burke to acquire the exam findings with minimal stress on the child.

What days does Dr. Burke see patients?
Dr. Burke has office hours Monday through Thursday. There are no Friday, evening, or weekend appointments.

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A few kind words from our Patients...

  • Dr Burke is my hero! Dr. Burke is the most compassionate doctor I have ever met. I was born cross-eyed and had an eye surgery on both eyes as an infant and another surgery on one as a child. Because of my eye muscle problems, I have always been seen by a doctor with Dr. Burke’s specialties but none of my previous doctors were as caring and kind as Dr. Burke.
  • Dr Burke examined my son’s eyes and spoke with him. You told me,"Andrew’s eyes are fine. Andrew is dyslexic." My response was: “What do we do?” You suggested the book ‘Overcoming Dyslexia,’ by Sally Shaywitz. My husband and I read the book and began practicing the principles advised. I will not lie, it was a struggle and an enormous amount of work. Within a year, Andrew’s Reading and self-esteem improved tremendously. Thank You.
  • Dr Burke, We wanted to thank you for the special care you have given our children Winston and Norah. Our kids loved coming to see you and we appreciate the special attention you give to each one. We feel very confident and comfortable in your care. Thanks Again!
  • Dr Burke, We cannot thank you enough for fixing Corey's eye. He is so excited to have a normal looking eye and seeing normal. You have given him the ability to be successful at school and in life. And he hopes one day, "He can make miracles happen just like you!" We are so grateful. Thank You!
  • Dr Burke, I just want to take a moment to thank you for everything you have done for our daughter. From day one you have been phenomenal; always taking your time and making sure she was comfortable with you and your procedures. She has spent the last week and a half telling everyone in the most excited tone ever,”Dr.Burke fixed my eye!” You may see a spike in referrals among three year olds (haha!!). She's your biggest fan! Thanks for being so wonderful!
  • Dr Burke , Let me first say how fortunate Willy (my son) and I have been to have had you for a surgeon and doctor. You have a gift in making people feel so comfortable (not all people/ or doctors have that you know)! I remember the time Willy brought in a fake rubber rat (around Halloween) to "scare," you, and you walked in and threw your file of papers up in the air-it was great fun! Thanks for Everything!
  • Dr Burke, Thank you for enabling me to clearly see just how beautiful this world is, again. I am very thankful for your healing skills, but most appreciative of your exceptional thoughtfulness. Thank you for giving me a part of your vacation time-truly a gift. My fourth graders and I will benefit greatly from it. Most Appreciatively,
  • Dr Burke, First, thank you for your diagnosis and comfort you provided my wife and me with respect to our daughter Gwyneth. Our family physician's opinions mean the world to us, and she says you're the best. Your office is very fun, your staff is wonderfully pleasant and professional, and seeing you work was indeed a privilege.
  • Dr Burke, I wanted to give you an update on Elizabeth who was under your care from age 4 until a few years ago. When we left your office after she first saw you, she looked up and said, "I want to be a doctor just like Dr. Burke." Elizabeth is now in her third year of medical school and is still interested in pediatric ophthalmology. She started an ophthalmology club for the medical students and she volunteers at different events doing vision checks. You're such an inspiration to her she has said she plans on being a doctor, "Just like Dr. Burke."