From Dry Eye to Dry Macular Degeneration, we’ve got you covered. Our Doctors are EYE EXPERTS, committed to providing Exceptional Care. On-site advanced diagnostic equipment and knowledge of the latest treatments help our Specialist provide the high-quality care you deserve. Our skilled and highly experienced Surgeons helps to ensure that your medical experience is a pleasant one.



When surgery is desired or required, trust your most precious sense to our Board Certified and Fellowship Trained EYE SURGEONS. From Cataracts and Corneal Transplants to Glaucoma and Retinal Repair, our highly trained Surgeons stay up to date with the latest techniques and have access to cutting-edge equipment to help ensure your surgical experience is a pleasant one.



Glasses? Contacts? We do that too. Our highly-trained staff can help you find that perfect frame to complement your features and capture your style. Advances in lens design and optics allows you to customize your SPECS to your specs! Our Custom Contact Lens Service is happy to help find and fit the right contact at the right price.

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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.

Onsite Amenities:

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Opening hours:
Mon: 8:30AM – 5PM
Tue: 8:30AM – 6PM
Wed: 8:30AM – 5PM
Thur: 8:30AM – 5PM
Fri: 8:30AM – 5PM
Closed Saturday & Sunday

We accept Cash, check, all major credit cards, and care credit financing available.

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

Yes, our doctors are providers for VSP, EyeMed, National Vision Administrators (NVA) and Vision Benefits of America (VBA).

6680 Chippewa Street
St Louis MO 63109

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Vision For Life Is One Click Away!

I was truly a wayfaring stranger with a unique situation. Just when I was beginning to think no doctor would see me, Dr. Schell said “yes”. It meant so much to my husband and me. Praises and thanks to Dr. Schell and the entire staff. Based on my experience, I highly recommend him for compassionate and expert care.

Dianne H.M.

All of the staff treated me with the utmost care, listened to my concerns and attended to my needs. I was elated when I left because I could actually see. Thank you Dr. Schell, Jessica, Gidget and all the others

Linda W.

Incredible team of professionals who provide excellent care with heart!

JoAnn B.

Had cataract surgery by Dr. Schell. Couldn’t have gone better. I had him use the Symfony multi-focal lens and 24 hours later, I’m already at 20/20 and no need for reading glasses. It’s been 55 years since I haven’t needed corrective lenses. Dr. Schell personallycalled to follow up with me the afternoon of the surgery. I am so pleased with how everything went. Can’t wait to have the other eye done at the end of the month.

Susan C.

I’ve been here 4x in two weeks with an eye infection and I’m highly impressed.I’m always in and out and the staff is super friendly. Dr. Schell has been great! Highly recommend.

Shannon D.

Friendly staff and Dr. Schell has an awesome bedside manner. I highly recommend this group !

Cindy M.

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.

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

After 54 yrs of having to wear glasses period, I now can enjoy taking my grandsons swimming and driving without any. Very Professional and above the top in customer care.




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