Jared R. Jackson, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery and cataract surgery. He is fellowship trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the eyelids, lacrimal system (tear ducts), and orbit (eye socket). He also provides medical and surgical eye care for cataract and glaucoma, offering advanced technology for standard as well as laser-assisted cataract surgery, premium intraocular lens implantation, and a variety of micro-invasive glaucoma procedures (MIGS).
A native of Utah, Dr. Jackson graduated summa cum laude from Brigham Young University before earning his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine, where he was elected a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He completed internship at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital prior to coming to the Dean A. McGee Eye Institute and the University of Oklahoma for residency in ophthalmology. As a resident, he received the Dr. and Mrs. T. E. Acers Resident Honor Award and served as chief resident.
After residency, Dr. Jackson was invited to continue at Dean McGee as a fellow in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive (oculoplastic) surgery. As a fellow, he provided clinical instruction in the Dean A. McGee oculoplastics and resident clinics and worked as a surgical instructor for cataract surgery for residents at the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), receiving the Dr. Annie Moreau Fellow Teaching Award.
Dr. Jackson has performed thousands of procedures and remains active in teaching surgical techniques to residents at the Oklahoma City VAMC.
In addition to serving as Chief Surgeon for Eye Care Specialists of Oklahoma, Dr. Jackson is affiliated with the Oklahoma City VAMC, OU Medical Center and Children's Hospital, McGee Eye Surgery Center, Cataract Institute of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Eye Institute, and Physicians Surgical Center.
Dr. Jackson is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Oklahoma Academy of Ophthalmology, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, American Medical Association, and the Oklahoma State Medical Society.
Dr. Jackson enjoys sports and spending time with his wife and four energetic sons, ages 10 to 2 years old. He is active in church and currently teaches Sunday School to the 9 to 11 year olds in his congregation. He speaks Japanese and loves to practice any chance he gets.