Meet the Team


Our Story

At Advanced Vision Care & Dry Eye Spa, we’re proud to offer comprehensive eye care services, on-trend eyewear, and state-of-the-art dry eye treatments. From your first contact with us to your appointment and follow-up, we are driven to be Tucson’s best year after year.

With 20 years of practice experience, Dr. B offers expertise in advanced contact lenses, dry eye treatment, glaucoma, macular health, cataracts and urgent eye care, as well as eye-health management of diabetes, hypertension, and other systemic conditions affecting the eyes.

Originally from Spain and Sweden, the owners of AVC bring a distinctly modern, European touch to our world class optical. With influences from the centers of fashion abroad, we carry a spectrum of the latest designs. Discover Tucson’s premier line of fashionable, quality materials with a variety of selections at all price points for the whole family.

  • Dr. David Burgett
    Dr. David Burgett

    Optometrist and Owner of Advanced Vision Care and Dry Eye Spa

    “One of my core values is to always be learning, improving, and sharing what we learn every day among my staff, colleagues and friends. My mission is that every patient receives the very best care possible with a gentle touch and a smile. The dedication our staff shows in giving 100% to our patients and each other is a reflection of our company culture. On a personal note, I have a passion for promoting optimal health and wellness through diet, fitness and meditation. I enjoy Tucson hikes, tennis and cycling, and we love to travel when we get the chance.” – Dr. B

    After an adventurous upbringing in Spain, Greece and Turkey, Dr. Burgett graduated from UC San Diego and then from the New England College of Optometry with honors in 2001. During his training he spent 6 months in Madrid, Spain at the Centro Boston de Optometria, learning valuable skills in pediatric exams and specialty contact lenses under Dr. Fernando Hidalgo. Dr. Burgett worked for a year In Granada, Spain before moving to Santa Barbara, California where he practiced for 5 years at the prestigious Sansum Clinic alongside internationally acclaimed cornea and refractive surgeon Dr. Doug Katsev.  After spending a few years in Phoenix, he decided to move to Sweden, where he met his wife. Shortly thereafter they felt the warm, sunny weather calling them to Tucson, where they have truly enjoyed living since 2016. 

    Dr. Burgett has attended volunteer missions to Costa Rica and Dominican Republic where he led a group of students in providing free eye screenings and glasses to the locals. With over 20 years in practice, he has acquired extensive experience and training in the areas of ocular disease management, pediatric exams, dry eye treatments, and advanced contact lens fitting.

  • Dr. Laura Gudenkauf
    Dr. Laura Gudenkauf

    “I am excited to be a part of the Advanced Vision Care team, and am grateful to serve the Tucson community. I am passionate about health and eye care, and I really enjoy getting to know my patients. I strive to provide personalized care in aiding my patients’ vision, as well as monitoring and treating the health of their eyes. In my free time, I enjoy gardening, reading, fitness, and spending time with my husband and daughter.” – Dr. G

    Dr. Laura Gudenkauf grew up in Tucson, and graduated with honors from the University of Arizona in 2010. She and her husband then moved to Columbus, where they both attended graduate programs at the Ohio State University. Upon receiving her doctorate of optometry at the top of her class in 2014, she and her husband were happy to return to their hometown.

    Since then, Dr. Gudenkauf has endeavored to provide top-notch eye care in Tucson. In addition to comprehensive primary eye care, her clinical areas of focus include dry eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic evaluations, and specialty contact lenses. Dr. Gudenkauf especially enjoys fitting scleral contact lenses for patients with conditions such as: keratoconus, corneal scarring, corneal ectasia due to refractive surgeries (such as RK), and severe dry eye disease. She was honored to receive the 2014 GP Contact Lens Clinical Excellence Award from OSU for her work fitting patients with keratoconus in corneal GP lenses and scleral lenses.

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    Dr. Hurliman  

    I could not be more excited to be part of the team at Advanced Vision Care and Dry Eye Spa. It is my mission to provide high quality, comprehensive eye care to my patients while striving to ensure everyone feels comfortable and happy with their experience. AVC provides the environment to do just that with top of the line equipment and amazing staff. I look forward to continuing to serve the Tucson community by addressing all of their ocular health and vision needs.” - Dr. H

    Dr. Hurliman grew up in Tillamook, Oregon and earned her Bachelor's degree in General Science from Linfield College before attending the Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove.. Having a passion for healthcare and making a positive impact on others motivated her to pursue a career in optometry. Dr Hurliman has gained a wealth of experience in several areas of specialty including pediatrics and ocular surface disease, and she provides comprehensive primary care to ensure her patients are enjoying their daily lives with the best possible vision.

    Dr. Hurliman has been practicing in Tucson, AZ since 2019 and has enjoyed calling the desert home. While not at work, Dr. Hurliman enjoys attending concerts, reading, trying new restaurants, playing pickleball, hiking, and lifting weights, as well as spending time with her family, friends, and her two cats.

Asturia Health

AsturiaHealth-logo Dr. Burgett is also the founder of

An online source of health and wellness products that Dr. Burgett has tested and approved himself, many of which he prescribes to his patients on a daily basis.

“Over the years I’ve seen so many products out there that are ineffective and overpriced, and can even cause harm or be toxic over time. Patients look to me to prescribe them quality medicine and products that will be effective in treating their conditions without breaking the bank. Because of this, it has become my mission to help people choose products that I feel are healthy, effective and reasonably priced. That’s why I created,” – Dr. B

Finding Our Location

We’re located across from the Foothills mall. From La Cholla blvd, turn east onto foothills mall road. Enter the roundabout and continue straight. We are the first building on the right.

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