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Dr. Jason Brinton Featured in USA Today Article Discussing Coronavirus Transmission Through the Eyes

June 04, 2020
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Dr. Jason Brinton, founder and LASIK surgeon at Brinton Vision in St. Louis, was featured in an article for USA Today. Dr. Thomas Steinemann, spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Joseph Fair, Virologist and NBC contributor, and Dr. Brinton were interviewed on the potential of catching COVID-19 through the eyes. Despite taking precautions such as wearing a mask and regularly washing his hands, Fair was infected with COVID–19. He believes he was infected through his eyes.

Dr. Steinemann and Dr. Brinton both provided advice and information on the risks and likelihood of infection via the eyes, using Fair as an example case. While Fair is fairly certain that his eyes were his method of infection, and Dr. Steinemann certainly advises against rubbing one's eyes to minimize risk, Dr. Brinton states that there are other risk factors at play.

Dr. Brinton has been contributing to the discussion on eye care throughout the coronavirus pandemic via a variety of news outlets as well as through his St. Louis LASIK practice website to keep patients and the public updated about health and safety questions. Those who have concerns about eye care, vision correction surgery, or vision maintenance during COVID–19, visit for the latest information and click “schedule now” to arrange a one-on-one consultation.

Brinton Vision is a state-of-the-art LASIK and laser eye surgery center located in St. Louis, Missouri. The practice is dedicated to one goal – changing lives through the priceless gift of sight. Brinton Vision is the only full-time vision correction and eye surgery center in the state of Missouri specializing in LASIK plus all six of its modern variations: SBK, PRK, SMILE, Visian ICL (implantable contact lens), KAMRA® Inlay, and refractive lens exchange (RLE). St. Louis patients come to Brinton Vision looking for the most advanced, proven technology found anywhere in the world, even for those who have been told they are not a candidate for LASIK. For more information, call (314) 375-2020 or visit

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About Brinton Vision:

As a leading LASIK St Louis laser eye surgery facility, Brinton Vision helps patients find visual freedom through LASIK eye surgery and its six modern variations, including SBK, SMILE, Visian ICL, KAMRA Inlay, RLE and the Toric ICL.

Contact Brinton Vision:

Jami Brinton
Brinton Vision
555 N New Ballas Rd Ste 310
St. Louis, MO 63141

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