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Meeting All Your Vision Needs In One Office
We are a comprehensive practice, which means that we provide our patients with the services they need to protect every aspect of their ocular health.
With both ophthalmologists and an optometrist on our team, we offer a wider variety of care. That way, you can rely on one trustworthy place for your eye-related needs.
Whether you need a routine vision exam, an eye disease screening, or eye surgery, consider Burcham Eyecare Center in the Aurora, CO, area. Contact us using our simple form or call us at
Fax: (303) 367-8300
Dr. James Russell Burcham specializes in medical and surgical treatment of the eye. He is a member of the American Medical Association, Colorado Medical Society, Colorado Society of Eye Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
In 1975, he earned his medical degree at the University of Missouri Medical School. Dr. Burcham received both academic and clinical honors upon his graduation.
In the years since, he has dedicated himself to remaining up-to-date with the latest techniques and advancements through postgraduate courses.
Dr. Stephen Kesselman is one of the expert ophthalmologists serving patients at Burcham Eyecare Center.
He earned his medical degree from the New Jersey School of Medicine in 1975 — the same place where he completed his internship and residency.
His areas of focus include conjunctivitis, ocular tumors, and astigmatism.
Dr. Justin Coco has performed comprehensive ophthalmology services including subspecialty rotations in retina, glaucoma, oculoplastics, pediatrics, neuro-ophthalmology, and cornea. His emphasis is on cataract surgery and refractive surgery.
Dr. Coco received his undergraduate degree in 2000 at the University of Iowa and his medical degree at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2006.
He also earned board certification in osteopathic ophthalmology. He focuses on refractive surgery and cataract surgery.
Tessa Lau, O.D., originally from St. Louis, MO, attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a dual bachelor's in health sciences and biology.
She then went on to attend Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN where she not only graduated Summa Cum Laude but also received an outstanding leadership award for her hard work and dedication to scope expansion in optometry.
She served as SCO’s Student Government President and sat on the Board of Trustees as the student representative.
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Conditions We Treat
At Burcham Eyecare Center, our Aurora ophthalmologists are trained to treat a wide range of eye problems and conditions. These include:
Whether you're nearsighted or farsighted, you may have astigmatism. It occurs when your lens or cornea is curved differently in one direction than the other, creating a refractive error. It leads to headaches, eye strain, and worsening vision. Fortunately, contacts or glasses can help astigmatic patients focus. LASIK can reshape the cornea to improve focus without the need for corrective eyewear.
Cataracts are a clouding of the lens of your eye. While painless, they can reduce your vision or cause double vision. As you age, the chance of developing cataracts rises. If you attend regular appointments, we can monitor your eyes and offset the early effects of cataracts with glasses. Eventually, most patients will require surgery to restore their vision. We offer several premium intraocular lenses (IOLs).
Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, occurs when the veins in your eye's membrane become inflamed due to a virus or bacteria. Symptoms include itchiness, a crusty discharge, and red or pink eyes. If you think you have pink eye, wash your hands often and avoid touching your eyes, as it's highly contagious. We can decrease your contagion period with antibiotic eye drops or antivirals, depending on your type of pink eye. If your dry eyes need relief, we can recommend options like artificial tears.
Dry eyes can cause discomfort and light sensitivity. They may also make it difficult to wear contacts.
If you experience this common eye problem, we can help you find the cause — and some well-deserved relief, too.
Macular degeneration is a specific type of vision loss. It can lead to dark or blurry spots in your vision, change how you see colors, and more. Smoking, heart disease, and high blood pressure can increase your risk of macular degeneration. Early detection provides the best outcomes for this irreversible condition.
Retinopathy results from a damaged retina. Hypertensive retinopathy develops due to high blood pressure, while diabetic retinopathy is from high blood sugar. Both can lead to blindness, so it's important that you attend your yearly visits and diabetic eye exams. We can also treat diabetic retinopathy with surgery.
Complete Services Available at Burcham Eye Care
Our Aurora eye care practice offers a wide variety of services:
- Eye injuries
- Emergency eye care
- Contact lenses
- Contact lenses for dry eyes
- Contact lens exams
- Clear lens extractions
- Eye and vision exams
- LASIK eye surgery
- Eye surgery
- Lazy eye
- Macular degeneration
- Dry eye treatment
- Family eye care
- Sports vision
- Prescription glasses
- Computer vision treatment
Ophthalmologists and Optometrists
What's the Difference?
What Is an Optometrist?
An optometrist is an eye care professional specializing in non-invasive procedures.
Optometrists have earned both an undergraduate degree and a four-year degree from optometry school.
They're trained to diagnose eye problems, conduct routine eye exams, and provide patients with vision prescriptions for their glasses and contact lenses.
What Is an Ophthalmologist?
An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor, or MD. They've completed 12 years of school: four for an undergraduate degree and eight for a medical degree, as well as an ophthalmology residency.
From Insurance to Financing Patients Can Use Multiple Payment Options
Burcham Eyecare Center wants to improve how you see the world. That's why we accept multiple forms of payment, such as:
- Medical and vision insurance
- CareCredit® financing
- Major credit cards
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA) funds
We can help you figure out your financing and verify if we accept your insurance. Got questions?
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A Welcoming Office With Caring Doctors
"The atmosphere and energy is this office is amazing. They are fun to be around and Dr. Kesselmen is a jewel. Made my appointment enjoyable. Thanks for making my day!" Carolyn Lynn Wallin