About The Author's Book

Eye to Eye: Memoirs of a Mayo Clinic-Trained Eye Surgeon

The story of Dr. John S. Jarstad. From humble beginnings as a commercial fisherman to his becoming an international expert in eye surgery and an inventor, this book tells the remarkable stories of doctors and patients whose lives were changed by faith, prayers, persistence, and hard work.

As Featured On

What Readers Are Saying


5 out of 5 stars

This is a good read. The author shares his life story from working as a charter boat captain to being a world renowned eye surgeon. Along the way, he found time for medical missions to many countries, including several African countries and North Korea. Get the book and find out how he escaped being shot and kidnapped. As a person living with vision problems all my life, his service to those in need touched my heart. Can you imagine how wonderful it would be to see again after dealing with blindness? The most impressive part to me was that he was willing to teach doctors in the countries he visited so that more people could be blessed with his knowledge. And he made lasting friendships along the way. Loved this book!

Amazon Customer

Reviewed on February 10, 2023

Exciting inside look at a medical doctor volunteering his surgical expertise around the world. Fun read

Dr Marshall

Reviewed on February 12, 2023

Excellent – so many good points that really make you think and help guide you .

Amazon Customer

Reviewed on February 15, 2023

Very informative book. 

Amazon Customer

Reviewed on February 16, 2023

Book Recognition