"As a LASIK patient myself, I
realize how exciting and life-changing getting LASIK can be. I am honored to be a part of your iLASIK or PRK
surgery at the San Diego LASIK Institute. If there is anything that I can do to help you with your LASIK
surgery, please let me know. I am passionate and committed to providing you and your eyes the best care
possible. It is my sincere hope that we will be able to improve the quality of your life through LASIK or PRK. I
look forward to seeing you at your visits at the San Diego LASIK Institute."
Irina Darrow O.D.
- Graduated with honors from UCLA
- Graduated with highest honors from her optometry
- Is the Center Director for the San Diego LASIK
- Has extensive experience in the pre/post operative
management of LASIK
- Is passionate about improving lives through refractive
Dr. Irina Darrow is the San Diego LASIK Institute’s Center
Director. She graduated with honors from UCLA with a degree in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
and a minor in Italian. Dr. Darrow continued her education at the prestigious Southern California College of
Optometry, where she obtained her Doctorate in Optometry with the highest Summa Cum Laude honors.
While attending optometry school, Dr. Darrow was a member of the
Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society and served on the events committee of the Spanish
Optometric Society. As President of the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, she participated in a medical
mission trip to Kenya, Africa that examined and dispensed a few thousand glasses over the course of two
Dr. Darrow passionately serves her local and global community by
providing vision care to those who do not have existing access. During her clinical rotations, Dr. Irina Darrow
acquired outstanding ocular health experience at VA Bakersfield, LASIK and PRK proficiency through the U.S.
Naval Medical Center in San Diego and coordinated management of advanced ophthalmological cases at the SDA
Clinic in Guam.
Today, Dr. Irina Darrow serves alongside the San Diego LASIK
Institute team to provide excellent vision care to all patients with compassion and expertise, as we would all
family members. She is actively involved in the pre-operative and post-operative care of the San Diego LASIK
Institute’s patients. She is committed to providing the highest levels of care to our patient