Patients suffer each and every day from all types of eye conditions that result in symptoms of blurred, scratchy, itchy, and even damaging eyes.



Our surgeons are happy to offer our patients the latest in modern day ophthalmic surgery including laser assisted cataract surgery (LACS).



We welcome patients of all ages for routine eye exams, vision checkups, glasses and contact lens fittings. Check out our designer frames here!

Get to Know Us

We are a family-owned, multi-specialty, full-service Ophthalmology practice located in the beautiful neighborhood of St. Louis Hills.  Originally founded in 1978, the practice has been at its current location since 1990.  Previously known as Pernoud Eye Institute, in 2016 the practice became STL Vision.  Current owners Dr. Jonathan Schell and wife Merrica are committed to providing the highest quality eye care available while helping our patients meet their visual needs.  Our motto is “Vision for Life” and our commitment is to you.

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Onsite Amenities:

Optical Shop
Custom Contact Lens Service
Advanced Diagnostics Center
Minor Procedure Surgical Suite
Laser Surgery Suite
Wheelchair Accesibility

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your hours of operation?

We are open Monday through Friday with the following hours: M, W, Th, F 8:00am to 5:00pm and Tue 8:00am to 6:00pm.  We are closed on Saturday and Sunday.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, checks, Master Card and Visa.

What kinds of insurance do you accept?

We are on almost all medical insurance plans with the exception of Cigna HMO and all Medicaid products.

Do you take my vision plan?

Our doctors are medical providers and therefore will fall under your medical insurance, not your vision insurance. The exception to this is VSP (Vision Service Plan), which we do accept for routine exams, glasses, and contacts only.

Where are you located?

6680 Chippewa Street
St Louis MO 63109

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Vision For Life Is One Click Away!

I took my 92 year old Aunt Angie C. to have cataract surgery in January 2016 and had an incredible experience.  Everyone there could not have been more accommodating.  The surgery was very successful and now my Aunt can see who I am, she was almost completely blind.

Eric B.

Great staff! Everyone I saw, from entry to departure, is friendly as well as professional.

Susan F.

Everyone was very professional, upbeat, upfront, and honest in the discussions.

David F.

Wonderful and caring Dr and staff!!! We would definitely recommend them to all our family and friends. The staff there are so nice

Tami PS

You would be hard pressed to find a doctor who is as good with patient care as Dr. Schell is. A doctor who gives a patient with a complicated case his cell phone number just in case is a rarity. Highly recommend this practice.

Leighann F

STL Vision is a Member of the Following Societies:

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If you have any questions, comments, or if you would like to learn more about the services we provide please call us at 314-351-0101 or complete the form below.

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