Jason K. Darlington, M.D.
Fellowship Trained Cornea Specialist Glaucoma, Cataract & Refractive Surgeon

1995 W. Nasa Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32904

150 S. Woods Dr.
Rockledge, FL 32955

1709 Garden Street
Titusville, FL 32796
321-722-4443 (Wait for the recording to begin and then dial 32)
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA, 2001
  • Bachelor of Science, University of California, Davis, CA, 1996
  • Associate of Science, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA, 1994
  • Cornea/Refractive/Glaucoma Fellowship, Minnesota Eye Consultants, P.A., Minneapolis, MN, 2006
  • Resident in Ophthalmology, University of California Davis, 2005
  • Internship, Scripps Mercy Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, 2002
  • Minnesota Eye Consultants, P.A, Minneapolis, MN
  • The Eye Institute, Melbourne, FL
Professional Memberships
  • Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • ALTA Member
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • California Academy of Ophthalmology

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.

Commonly Treated Conditions:

Astigmatism, Blepharitis, Cataracts, Chalazia and Styes, Conjunctivitis, Dry Eyes, Ectropion, Entropion, Glaucoma, Hyperopia, Myopia, Presbyopia, Ptosis and many more.

Commonly Performed Procedures and Diagnostic Testing:

Astigmatic Correction, Cataract Surgery, ICL 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.

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ThoughtsFrom the Doctor

...on living in Brevard County

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.

...on medicine and patient care

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.


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