Dr. Burfield grew up in a small town in Wisconsin and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She then moved to Texas, where she graduated summa cum laude with her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry. She simultaneously completed a Master of Science degree in Physiological Optics and Vision Science as part of a dual degree program. In this program, she conducted research in myopia and circadian rhythms, and presented her research at several ophthalmological conventions around the United States.
During her time in optometry school, Dr. Burfield completed externships specializing in ocular disease and specialty contact lenses. She also rotated through several specialty clinics including pre/post operative surgical care, pediatrics, neuro-ophthalmology, low vision, and primary eye care. She has extensive training in managing conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, cataracts, dry eye syndrome, and corneal disease. She is passionate about fitting specialty contact lenses, including corneal gas permeable and scleral lenses, on patients with corneal disease or specific visual needs. Dr. Burfield can perform eye exams in English or Spanish, and enjoys seeing patients of all ages. She is a licensed therapeutic optometrist and optometric glaucoma specialist.
In her free time, Dr. Burfield enjoys spending quality time with family, friends, and her dog. She is passionate about animals, baking, cooking, and traveling.