Quality Care

Eye Care Services in Lewistown, PA

Like their father before them, Drs. Robert and Richard Burns have always strived to provide the highest level of personal and in-depth care for your ocular health and visual needs, using state-of-the-art instrumentation and techniques. The technology of today is advancing almost faster than we can follow. We at Burns Eye Care continually work to keep in stride with the newest technological equipment in order to provide the best care for the greatest number of patients with the least cost.

Comprehensive Eye Health Care

Bringing the best balance in Optometric Care, our goal is to utilize today’s high technology to provide you with a thorough and problem-oriented eye health exam while keeping in sight the aspects of your personal needs and individual profiles. Equipped with such instruments as the Matrix perimeter, the GDx scanning polarimeter, and the Zeiss Visucam retinal imaging system, we are able to provide you with:

Diagnosis and Treatment of Glaucoma, Anterior ocular infections, Lid disease, and dry eye.
Diagnosis and Management of Eye Pathologies including Diabetic Retinopathy and Vitreous and Retinal Detachment
Pre and Postoperative care of Cataracts and Macular Degeneration.
Diagnosis of Ocular disease from systemic conditions such as High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, and Arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).

Comprehensive Eye Health Exams

At Burns Eye Care we recognize that providing the best in vision care requires employing the best in proven technology. This doesn’t mean jumping on every ‘new-fangled’ device that rolls off of the High-Tech bandwagon. What it DOES mean is that we carefully watch the developments in eye care technology to see what passes the tests of scientific and clinical trials in the real world of diagnosis and treatment. Only then do we consider investing in them. The result…we critically review and evaluate the instruments and testing equipment that will bring the best care to the most patients at the least cost. Burns Eye Care is proud to utilize the following three instruments in the diagnosis and treatment of our patients:

Humphrey/Zeiss Matrix Perimeter

This instrument measures the threshold sensitivity of patients’ peripheral (side) vision to determine any defects in the retinal sensitivity caused by glaucoma, retinal pathology, or lesions of the visual pathway such as strokes, aneurysms, or tumors.

Zeiss Meditec GDx Polarimeter

The GDx uses infrared light to scan the optic nerve at the back of the eye and can detect the slightest amount of thinning of the optic nerve fibers. This allows for the detection of the earliest signs of Glaucoma and optic nerve disease. Its computer analysis also allows us to monitor patients who have glaucoma to see if there glaucoma is being adequately controlled.

Zeiss Visucam Retinal Camera

The Visucam retinal camera takes high definition digital images of the retina. It provides us with high resolution images that document a multitude of ocular conditions and allows us to carefully track any changes that occur with time. It is particularly useful in identifying and quantifying conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.

To learn more about eye conditions that can affect the way you see, click the following link. It will take you to a great educational area on the website of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association. Many of the topics shown here have video clips to better illustrate the nature of these conditions.

Pennsylvania Optometric Association
Glossary of All Eye & Vision Conditions
All About Vision
American Optometric Association

Eye Care Benefit Programs

Eye care is divided into TWO TYPES: Medical and Non-Medical.

Medical eye care services include any visit to our office related to an eye health problem, such as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, or even a sore eye or eye injury. These services can be submitted to your Medical Insurance for reimbursement if the insurance company includes them as ‘covered services’ and your deductible has been met.

Our Doctors currently accept the following Medical Insurance:

Health America
Geisinger Health Plan
Geisinger Gold
Blue Cross/Blue Shield


Non-Medical eye care services include refraction (the determination of your eyeglass Prescription), contact lens evaluation and procedures, and all services related to selection, ordering, and dispensing of your glasses(link to our products). Vision/Eyeglass Programs that offer benefits for these services all have their own criteria and limits for what is or is not covered.

We accept the following Non-Medical Vision/Eyeglasses Programs:

Vision Benefits of America (VBA)
Vision Service Plan (VSP)


To learn more about our quality care services, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 717-248-4574. We look forward to hearing from you.