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. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.



When surgery is desired or required, trust your most previous sense to our Board Certified and Fellowship Trained EYE SURGEONS. From Cataracts and Corneal Transplants to Glaucoma and Retinal Repair, our 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. Check out our designer frames here!

In Response to COVID-19

Effective March 23, 2020 our office is only open for emergent needs until further notice. We will be contacting you to reschedule any other appointments. Our optical shop is closed during this time. You can still reach a member of our staff and the doctor on call for emergent needs at 314-351-0101.

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

We are open:

Monday 8:30AM-5PM

Tuesday 8:30AM-6PM

Wednesday 8:30AM-5PM

Thursday 8:30AM-5PM

Friday 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 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



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