Dr. John Jarstad, Board Certified Ophthalmologist specializing in Micro-Incision cataract surgery.
Dr. Jarstad is a renowned Ophthalmologist specializing in Micro-Incision Cataract, LASIK , Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) surgery. He also specializes in the treatment of diseases of the anterior segment of the eye. Dr. Jarstad founded Evergreen Eye Center which has offices in Federal Way, Auburn, Burien, and Enumclaw, Washington. His patients include professional athletes, actors, musicians, international leaders, and corporate executives. His patients come from all over the world whether it's from Alaska, Zimbabwe, Indiana, or Indonesia to receive the latest advances in refractive and cataract surgery.
Dr. Jarstad is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He pioneered the first cataract surgery in Washington performed without stitches. Dr. Jarstad invented the Jarstad Refractive Cataract Surgery Incision Marker (ASICO). He is also the inventor of one of the first injectors for foldable lens insertion.
Dr. Jarstad's research is included in over 50 publications, scientific papers, peer reviewed medical journals, and major lectures. His work is featured at national and international ophthalmology conferences. Dr. Jarstad has held faculty positions at the University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology in Seattle, Washington and at Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Yakima, Washington. He is a visiting professor of ophthalmic surgery in Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Egypt, Nigeria and the Philippines.
Dr. Jarstad is certified for the Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) procedure and LASIK. He completed both his medical residency and his internship at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Jarstad has been named one of America’s top ophthalmologists by the Consumer Research Council.
As the founder of Evergreen Eye Center, Dr. Jarstad has achieved his vision of creating a comprehensive, state-of-the-art eye care facility.
M.D. University of Washington School of Medicine
B.S. (Pre-med. Zoology) – Brigham Young University
Academic Appointments and Experience
Adjunct associate professor – Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Evergreen Eye Center, Federal Way & Auburn, Washington
Visiting professor – University of Philippines
Visiting professor – University of Indonesia Department of Ophthalmology
Visiting professor – University of Nigeria, Lagos Review Course
Visiting professor – Rajin, Korea
Clinical professor, ophthalmic surgery (Hon.) – University of Zimbabwe
Clinical faculty – University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology, Seattle, Washington
General ophthalmology, cataract and refractive surgery – Idaho Eye Center, Idaho Falls, Idaho
Honors and Awards
America’s Top Ophthalmologists – Consumer Research Council, 2002-2010
Fellow – Royal Society of Medicine, London, England, 2006
Washington State Physician of the Year – NRCC, 2003
Washington Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons Humanitarian of the Year, 2001
Wall Street Journal 2001 NRCC Physician Advisory Board’s Businessman of the Year, 2001
Who’s Who Among Business and Health Professionals, 1994-2006
Lecturer’s Medal – University of Indonesia School of Medicine, 1994
“Federal Way Favorite” – Outstanding Community Volunteer, 1991
Outstanding Instructor in Ophthalmology – Mayo Clinic, 1987
Appointed – Judicial Council, Washington State Medical Association, 2007-2012
President – Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, 2000-2001
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Washington State Medical Association
Deseret International Foundation
International Phaco Consultant – Mentor O&O, Inc.
Phase I Investigator – SIS-USA, Inc.
Consultant/Phaco Specialist – Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.
Clinical Investigator – Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.