Meet Dr. Brinton 2017-12-22T13:38:06+00:00

Meet Dr. Jason P. Brinton

Dr. Jason P. Brinton, MD

Dr. Jason P. Brinton, MD is an internationally recognized specialist in the field of refractive surgery. He is a graduate of Harvard College, earned his medical doctorate from the Harvard Medical School, and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Brinton has received numerous awards and distinctions for excellence in ophthalmology, including induction into America’s Top Ophthalmologists by the Consumer Research Council of America, the Leading Physicians of the World by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals, and the Top Doctors in America by Castle Connolly. In 2015, he received global recognition as recipient of the Visian ICL Young Ophthalmologist Award in Barcelona, Spain, and in 2016 was named to the Ocular Surgery News Premier Surgeon 300 Innovators in Refractive Cataract Surgery.

Dr. Jason P. Brinton is committed to patient excellence and treating each person like family. His practice philosophy has always been to select the best procedure for each patient rather than guide patients into the path of a single refractive procedure.

At the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology he is a regular course instructor for the class that trains other physicians in LASIK and refractive surgery technique. Dr. Brinton has taught multiple fellows in refractive surgery and is engaged by the manufacturers of five refractive ophthalmic lasers to teach and certify other doctors in their use.

He serves as an Associate Faculty Member in Refractive Surgery for Faculty of 1000, a global peer review publisher that assesses the impact of scientific papers in the literature. Dr. Brinton has been an investigator in nine U.S. Food and Drug Administration clinical trials, is an editorial board member for Ocular Surgery News, and sat for a term on the governing board of the New England Journal of Medicine, the only living ophthalmologist to do so.

After fellowship training with Dr. Dan Durrie (Durrie Vision) in cornea and refractive surgery, Dr. Brinton joined an elite group of approximately a dozen full-time refractive surgeons in the United States who provide cornea-based and lens-based vision correction procedures.

He is the only full-time comprehensive refractive surgeon in the State of Missouri, and offers the most advanced, proven technologies for personalized vision correction as part of his St. Louis LASIK practice, including LASIK, Raindrop, SMILE, Visian ICL, and Refractive Lens Exchange. He has performed vision correction surgery on patients from 16 countries and 42 states, including professional athletes and fellow eye surgeons who have traveled great distances for Dr. Brinton to correct their own vision.

As a third-generation ophthalmologist, Dr. Brinton grew up witnessing first hand how restoring the gift of sight changed patients’ lives. After serving as a physician in the European Theater of World War II, his grandfather, Sherman S. Brinton, MD, moved with his young family to St. Louis where he became a staff ophthalmologist at Barnes Hospital and faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis. His grandfather subsequently participated in the first cornea transplant in his state. Dr. Brinton’s father, Gregory S. Brinton, MD, is the founding partner of Retina Associates of Utah. Before becoming a refractive surgeon, Dr. Brinton worked as a consultant at the firm McKinsey & Company and served as a White House Intern. Dr. Brinton speaks fluent Russian.

Publications & Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Jason P. Brinton has over 80 scientific publications, abstracts, book chapters, and presentations to his credit in multiple languages and has lectured extensively across the country and globally on refractive surgery topics. He is a regular reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals and has reviewed scientific articles for the American Journal of Ophthalmology, the Journal of Refractive Surgery, the European Journal of Ophthalmology, the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Ophthalmology, and Cornea.

For a full listing of Dr. Brinton’s journal articles, visit PubMed here.

For Dr. Brinton’s complete curriculum vitae, click here.

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Jami Brinton

Jami and I met during medical school. We recently celebrated nine years of marriage and welcomed Thomas, our fourth child, to our family. Prior to being a mom, Jami was a TV news anchor/reporter in Iowa City and Kansas City and co-chaired the initial campaign that elected Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. She traded in her microphone and high heels for a stroller and bag of soccer balls as we welcomed four children into our home: Jackson, Kate, Alexa, and Thomas.

Jackson Brinton

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Kate Brinton

Here is our 6-year-old daughter, Kate. She enjoys wakeboarding, art class, reading, swimming, and anything involving science. Her dream is to be like her Papa.

Alexa Brinton

Alexa is 3 and loves animals. She loves to talk to our neighbor’s dog or watch the bunny eat our flowers in the backyard. She’s a protective sister who dotes on her siblings, keeps us all laughing and loves gymnastics.

Thomas Brinton

Meet Thomas, our 9-month old son. He recently discovered how to crawl and stand-up which has made our busy household a bit more crazy. He loves to laugh and talk and is easily the center of attention wherever we go.

Photography credit: Marc Reynolds Photo Group