Dr. Darlington joined The Eye Institute in 2015 with expertise in glaucoma, corneal transplants, oculoplastic and cataract surgery. Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Darlington married his wife, Elizabeth, in 2008. They now have three sons together, Aiden, Alexander and Asher.
Dr. Darlington graduated with highest honors from the University of California Davis. He then attended UC Davis Medical School where he conducted research in corneal disease. Following an internship at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, he completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of California Davis where he piloted research on laser vision correction and wavefront technology.
Dr. Darlington’s personal philosophy regarding his patients: “I believe the best patient care stems from a foundation of respect for the patient’s personal needs and working together as a team to create an effective care plan with successful outcomes. My patients often comment that I go above and beyond by taking the time to clearly communicate ophthalmic disease and medical procedures, instilling a high level of comfort and trust.”
Dr. Darlington then performed the highly sought after Lindstrom Fellowship in advanced anterior segment surgery including glaucoma, corneal and refractive surgery at the prestigious Phillips Eye Institute in Minneapolis. During this subspecialty training, he was one of the first surgeons to perform an emerging posterior lamellar corneal surgery, the endothelial keratoplasty.
He has written several book chapters, as well having published multiple articles in peer-reviewed ophthalmology journals in the fields of cornea and refractive surgery. Dr. Darlington has served both as speaker and faculty at refractive surgery courses teaching other surgeons how to perform laser vision correction and phakic intraocular lens implant surgery. He also regularly presents at national conventions. Dr. Darlington is currently assisting an ophthalmic medical company developing surgical instruments to aid in the implantation of a micro invasive glaucoma surgical device.
Dr. Darlington has performed thousands of cataract surgeries and has used his refractive experience to excel in the implantation of premium lens implants including toric, multifocal and Symfony intraocular lenses. Dr. Darlington had LASIK surgery himself in 2005 and now has better than 20/20 uncorrected vision.
Astigmatic Correction, Cataract Surgery, ICL Surgery, iStent Surgery, LASIK Surgery, Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery, Corneal Topography, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Refraction, Slit Lamp Exam, Tear Osmolarity Testing, Visual Field Testing and many more.
This is a great community to live in and raise a family. I am proud to serve my friends and neighbors and contribute to the health and wellness of people throughout the Space Coast.
I feel passionate about helping people and about practicing medicine. I listen to my patients carefully. To me, optimal patient care means combining the latest advances in medicine with old-fashioned caring, concern, and respect.
7.24.2018: William LeBlanc
To The Eye Institute:
I want to thank Dr. Darlington and all of your well-trained, friendly people that made my experience a good one. I had the worst astigmatism and a small pupil that did not dilate as most do. Thank you again Dr. Darlington for making it work as I can see better than I ever have. I have recommended The Eye Institute and Dr. Darlington to my friends and family. Thanks once more to all the staff.
“I recently underwent cataract surgery by Dr. Jason Darlington at The Eye Institute. Before surgery I was experiencing a lot of difficulty with seeing at night, reading and discerning fine detail.
I'm so glad that Dr. Darlington recommended the Symfony presbyopia correcting, extended range of vision lens implant. The surgery was a blessing from God.
It's incredible how vivid the colors are, how crisp my vision is, and how sharp images are up close, at intermediate distance and at far distance.
Fine detail is just incredible such as subtle differences in colors when I am checking my pool water or looking at the smaller river rocks in my landscaping. It's just amazing.
The entire experience was totally awesome.”
“Dr. Darlington & Staff-
Thank you so much for my new improved sight. I am so thrilled not to have to wear glasses and contacts! Your staff was attentive and helpful and you are a miracle worker. Thank you, thank you.
Although it’s difficult to put into words the depth of my gratitude to you and your team, I’m compelled to make an attempt.
Your extraordinary skills and expertise is simply a gift that I and many others have been extremely fortunate(blessed!) to receive.
I could never have imagined the kindness, comfort, and peace that I would experience from everyone who was part of my cataract surgery and patient care.
You all are simply the very best, please know how appreciated you all are!
With much Gratitude,