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Evergreen Eye Center
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34719 6th Avenue South
Federal Way, Washington 98003

(800) 250-7978

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John S. Jarstad, M.D.

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
  • Kiwanis International
  • 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.
  • Invented Jarstad Refractive Cataract Surgery Incision Marker (American Surgical Instrument Co.)
  • Invented Oval Modification (for Prodigy Lens Inserter), Chiron Passport (consultant)
  • 50+ publications, scientific papers and major lectures

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