Thanksgiving time has always been about more than turkey and gravy at the Brinton house. It’s more than fun decorations and even more than time for family. For me, the greatest thing about Thanksgiving is that it serves as a vivid reminder to pause and consider all I have to be grateful for.

2017 has been an incredible year. In November 2016, we first opened the doors at Brinton Vision, not knowing exactly what the future would hold. We knew we wanted to offer something different in St. Louis, and we hoped people would be receptive to the personalized Lasik alternatives we provide here, but we could not have foreseen just how warm of a welcome we would receive, or the gifts we’d gain along the way.

In the last year, I have had the opportunity to be part of positive change in so many people’s lives through our work here at Brinton Vision. I cannot tell you just how deeply gratifying it feels to witness someone seeing clearly without glasses or contacts for the first time. Sometimes there are tears; always there are smiles. It never, ever gets old!

I have also discovered just how rewarding it can be to build a team of employees who are passionate about what they do and who make each day different and wonderful in its own way. I am overwhelmingly grateful to have found people who are more than employees; we are a family.

Finally, but not least, I am thankful for you. Whether we’ve had the opportunity to be part of your journey toward clear vision, or whether we have yet to meet, we are all part of the same adventure we call life.

Moments become memories, and those memories become the stories of our lives. Thank you for being part of my own continuing story—and thank you for allowing me to be part of yours.

Happy Thanksgiving!





Dr. Jason P. Brinton

Dr. Jason P. Brinton is an internationally recognized St. Louis LASIK surgeon. To find out more, visit


Dr. Jason P. Brinton is an internationally recognized specialist in the field of LASIK and 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.