Welcome to Burcham Eyecare Center Your Ophthalmologist in Aurora, Colorado

If you live in Aurora, CO, or the greater Denver Metro area and are looking for a top-rated optometrist, the experienced doctors at Burcham Eyecare Center are here to serve your vision needs. Dr. Burcham and Dr. Takara head up our ophthalmology and optometry services, and are backed by a team of professionals who want to help you and your family see clearly for life.

We strive to be here for our patients when we are needed most, so we accept walk-in emergencies and try to accommodate same day requests as much as possible. For your convenience, we accept most major insurance and vision plans and also offer financing options. You will always be a top priority at Burcham Eye Care in Aurora, and have access to all of our comprehensive services.

We Do Far More Than Eye Exams; Explore Our Optometrist Services

Expect nothing less than the highest quality optometry and ophthalmology services in our modern and comfortable environment. Beyond our well-stocked eyewear selections, we have a state-of-the-art vision diagnostic and treatment center that gives us the opportunity to offer the following services.

  • Vision Exams—Comprehensive eye exams are a staple of ocular health, and our modern equipment can diagnose a wide range of vision problems. We'll even help you find the right glasses or contacts to suit your lifestyle.
  • LASIK Eye Surgery Services—We offer LASIK eye surgery to our patients as an alternative to traditional eyewear.
  • Clear Lens Extractions—We offer this treatment for patients with presbyopia (farsightedness).
  • Pterygium Treatments and Excisions—When eye drops aren’t effective, we offer surgical excision procedures.
  • Blepharitis Treatment—To reduce swelling, we offer antibiotics, ointments, and eye drops.
  • Dry Eye Treatment—Once a source is identified, our team will offer possible solutions.
  • Degenerative Eye Disease Diagnosis and Treatment—Conditions like macular degeneration and glaucoma can often be detected early and slowed down. We can help manage most cases.

Through a comprehensive vision exam, your eye doctor will determine what course of treatment is right for your specific diagnosis.

Meet Our Team

We are pleased to introduce our highly experienced eye care team of Dr. James Russell Burcham M. D. and Dr. JoAnne Takara O D. Dr. Burcham is a specialist of medical and surgical eye treatments and a member of the top ophthalmological organizations in the state and the nation. Dr. Takara is well-regarded for her achievements in contact lens research and as a resident at the Tucson VA Medical Center.

Contact Burcham Eyecare Center in Aurora, CO

If you are in need of exceptional eye care in Aurora or Greater Denver Metro, schedule your next vision exam or consultation with Burcham Eyecare Center online or by calling 3033404600 today.

Meet The Team

  • Dr.
    Justin Coco
    Medical Director

    Cataract Surgery, Refractive (vision correction) surgery including LASIK, PRK, Refractive Lens Exchange, and ICL implants.

    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.

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  • Dr.
    James Russell Burcham
    M. D.

    A board certified ophthalmologist and eye surgeon, Dr. Burcham graduated from the University of Missouri Medical School with clinical and academic honors in 1975. He conducted his internship in Family Practice at the University of Alabama and his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado. He has continued his education through many post graduate courses.

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  • Dr.
    Stephen Kesselman

    Dr. Kesselman graduated from the New Jersey School of Medicine in 1975, where he also conducted his internship and his residency in Ophthalmology at Martland Newark EE Hospital. Dr. Kesselman is trained to diagnose, treat, and manage diseases or trauma of the eye, such as glaucoma, corneal tumors, retinal disorders, conjunctivitis, astigmatism, and ocular tumors.

  • Dr.
    Cecelia Koetting

    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Cecelia Koetting, OD, FAAO, will be joining us as our new Optometrist in late November 2021! 

    Dr. Koetting completed her Optometry Residency in Ocular Disease / Primary Care at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Cincinnati, OH, and received her Doctor of Optometry from southern College of Optometry. 

    Dr. Koetting has extensive experience in the field, her specialties include Dry Eye disease, Glaucoma, Diabetic eye care, and Neuro-Optometry.

    Dr. Koetting is a nationally known lecturer and author with a focus on ocular disease, surgical co-management, and Neuro-Optometry.  She was 2019's recipient of Virginia's prestigious VOA Young OD of the Year award. 

    Dr. Koetting grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and comes from a long line of Optometrists as she is a 4th Generation Optometrist.  In her free time, she enjoys yoga, kayaking, running, and playing the cello. 


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