Jay J Burlingame, OD, FABCO, DABO


Doctor of Optometry, University of Houston, College of Optometry, Houston, Texas, 1988; Undergraduate Degree in Biology and Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 1984.


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Dr. Jay J. Burlingame is originally from Red Wing, Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Kansas with degrees in Biology and Psychology. Dr. J received his professional training at the University of Houston, College of Optometry. In 2010, he became a Fellow in the American Board of Clinical Optometry and is an active candidate to be a Fellow of the American Board of Optometry.

His uncle’s work with NASA in developing new coatings for satellites and optical lenses probably were the seeds for his interest in science and telescopes. After moving to Kansas, the young Dr. Jay could be found spending many hours under the clear, dark sky of Middle America with his trusted telescope searching for Galileo’s moons, Saturn’s famed rings, and the Moon’s Sea of Tranquility. But astigmatism, (a common visual condition where the eye is not perfectly round), prevented the sharpest views possible so it was off to the local Optometrist who put leaves in the trees and added blades to the grass.

Dr. Burlingame’s special clinical interests include retinal and glaucoma research, contacts lenses, and nutritional education are the focus of his profession practice. He developed the Practice's slogan; “Great Habits, Great Vision”sm to help stress the importance of everyday actions on long term eye health and vision.

Dr. Burlingame and his wife, Dr. Cynthia Burlingame, have two children, David and Morgan.


Diplomate, American Board of Optometry, Fellow, American Board of Clinical Optometry, The Optometric Society of Greater Kansas City, American Optometric Association, Kansas Optometric Association, Associated Eyecare Professionals, LLC, Vision Care Plus, See to Work, See to Learn, Eye Care Council, Eye Health Network, Heart of America Contact Lens Society, and A.O.A. Contact Lens Society.

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