COA Vision Blog


May 18, 2020 Announcements

At COA, we are thrilled to welcome Dr. William Burns to our team. He will be serving as a full-time optometrist in our Dublin Clinic. Working Monday through Friday, he will see emergency patients, perform contact lens fittings, complete eye exams, and assist our surgeons with their post-operative patients. He looks forward to meeting all of you and working alongside our COA doctors and staff!

Meet Dr. Burns

A Marysville, Ohio native, Dr. Burns first became interested in vision and eyes after receiving his first pair of glasses as a child.

“I can still remember putting them on and being amazed at being able to see blades of grass and individual leaves on trees,” he says. “After that, I always looked forward to going to the eye doctor.”

A Buckeye through and through, Dr. Burns attended The Ohio State University—first receiving his undergraduate degree with honors in biology before going on to receive his Doctor of Optometry with honors in 2013. He then completed a yearlong residency at the Chillicothe and Columbus Veterans Affairs Medical Centers where he served as the attending doctor for fourth-year optometry students during their VA externship.

Dr. Burns is passionate about his field and he is grateful to have the opportunity to help improve his patients’ quality of life through vision.

“It’s rewarding when people tell me I’ve helped with their nighttime driving or with their eye strain on the computer. I’ve also really enjoyed the relationships that I have built with patients.”

As a member of our COA team, he looks forward to working with our surgeons, optometrists, and staff members to care for the ocular needs of our patients.

Outside of work, Dr. Burns enjoys spending time with his family and staying active with sports. He particularly enjoys the camaraderie that accompanies athletics as well as the challenge of mastering a new activity, like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which he began to learn one year ago.

Dr. Burns and his family.

Along with his wife, Ashley, and their children, Dr. Burns enjoys visiting waterfalls. “We’ve been to one in Kentucky, two in North Carolina, three in Tennessee, and four in Ohio!”

He looks forward to meeting all of you and helping you maintain healthy vision for life. We are so excited to have such a wonderful optometrist join our COA family. Welcome to our team, Dr. Burns!


May 8, 2020 News

To all of our COA patients:

This first week getting back into surgery and reopening the Dublin and East Side clinics has gone smoothly. We want to extend our gratitude to all of you and our amazing team for helping us navigate this transition. We appreciate your cooperation, patience, and understanding.
As we move forward, we will continue to ask all patients to wear a mask when entering either of our offices. A staff member will continue to greet you to measure your temperature and perform a health screening to ensure the safety of all patients, staff members, and doctors. As a reminder, we will also enforce the policy of having only the patient enter the clinic. We ask that your driver, spouse, or family member remain in his or her car during your appointment. Doing this allows us to follow Governor DeWine’s order and practice proper social distancing. All of our COA team members will keep wearing masks, clean all surfaces after every patient, and help maintain a safe environment.
Our surgical coordinators are continuing to contact patients to reschedule procedures. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this very unique situation. We will keep you informed of any new developments via phone communication, email, and social media (@coavision). Thank you—we hope to see you soon!

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