- Distinguished Professor (2023)
Stephen Burns is a professor and associate dean for graduate programs in the IU School of Optometry at IU Bloomington. He is a world-recognized expert in nearly a half-dozen topical areas.
His work has uncovered the essential understandings of color vision, optimized vision correction and more recently optimized methods of detecting critical signs of disease in advance of clinical diagnoses.
The approaches Burns helped develop have become the benchmark for many other labs around the globe. His patents for devices related to optical aberrations in retinal imaging have been widely utilized over the past two decades in both scientific research and in the clinical setting.