Lifelong Vision Foundation

Pepose Vision is proud to support the Lifelong Vision Foundation.


Lifelong Vision Foundation was founded by Dr. Jay S. Pepose in December of 2000 as the Midwest Cornea Research Foundation. The Foundation operates independently from Pepose Vision Institute, yet exhibits the same commitment to vision treatment and education. 


Pepose Vision contributes funding and medical services to the Foundation as part of its ongoing commitment to social leadership and responsibillity.




Lifelong Vision Foundation has created and developed vision programs and disbursed over $2,000,000 for research, community programming, and education to improve and preserve lifelong vision:


  • Advancing vision outcomes by originating and participating in clinical trials in LASIK, Cataract, Dry Eyes, Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Conjunctivitis, Keratoconus, Uveitis, and Presbyopia


  • Furthering vision research by providing endowed Graduate Research Fellowships and a Lectureship in Vision Sciences at Brandeis University


  • Engaging the next generation of researchers through grants to leading universities for presentation of vision research at national conferences


  • Sharing state-of-the-art information by sponsoring regional meetings where invited speakers discuss research findings and exchange ideas


  • Training ophthalmologists through the Pepose Vision Institute one and two year national Fellowship Program


  • Instructing optometrists in diagnostic techniques and pre and post-operative vision care in partnership with University of Missouri- St. Louis School of Optometry


  • Improving vision health in specific underserved communities, furnishing free LASIK surgery to first responders in East St. Louis


  • Providing free vision screenings and glasses to under-resourced and special needs children through Chesterfield Arts, College Bound, and Wyman Center partnerships


  • Presenting community education programs in cutting edge vision technologies at OASIS and Maryville University


  • Disseminating collected eyeglasses to devastated areas like Joplin, MO


  • Contributing to international eye care by sponsoring an American ophthalmologist to provide surgical eye care in an underserved country and by direct funding of cataract surgeries in underserved areas of the world




Please visit Lifelong Vision Foundation's website to see all they do for the community and to consider supporting their efforts.