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
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. Matthew McCourt
Dr. Matthew McCourt grew up in rural Alberta, Canada and graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada where he received a Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences. Following undergrad, he travelled south of the border after being accepted into one of the top optometry schools in North America, The Arizona College of Optometry. Dr. McCourt has experience providing high and low complexity exams for patients in several specialty clinics such as; Dry eye, Specialty contact lens, Prosthetic Contact Lenses, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, Vision therapy, Glaucoma and Post-Operative Care. Dr. McCourt also had the privilege to manage and treat ocular diseases for the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs in northern Florida. Since then, Dr. McCourt has decided to return to the state of Arizona and join the team here at Advanced Vision Care.
In his free time, Dr. McCourt enjoys exploring state and national parks, camping, exercising and playing golf!
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. Burgett is also the founder of AsturiaHealth.com:
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 AsturiaHealth.com,” – Dr. B
Myopia Control & Ortho-K
Children & Adult Exams
Refractive Surgery Consultation
Dry Eye Treatment and Spa
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.