An Evening of Visual Surprises and Amazing Advances in Vision Technology

WHO:           Lifelong Vision Foundation and all who want to make a difference today in how we see tomorrow

WHAT:        The EYE BALL, St. Louis: an evening that lives up to its name with dinner, drinks, dancing, the Lifelong Vision Awards, and a bevy of visual surprises

WHY:           To benefit the community, research, and education programs of Lifelong Vision Foundation and salute extraordinary honorees:

DJ Nash, Creator and Executive Producer of NBC’s Growing Up Fisher

College Bound, Provider of academic enrichment, social supports, and life skills for promising under-resourced students.

Sonja & Jerry Dickherber, Directors of the Mission in La Gonave, Haiti

Todd P. Margolis, M.D., Ph.D. Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine

WHEN:           6:00 p.m. Saturday, November 1, 2014

WHERE:      Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, 975 North Warson Road St. Louis, MO 63132

TICKETS:   Benefactor Tickets: $250; Patron Tickets: $500.

To purchase tickets, visit or call 636-519-0318


August 4, 2014– St. Louis – Lifelong Vision Foundation is excited to announce The EYE BALL, St. Louis at The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The evening includes drinks, dinner, dancing, the Lifelong Vision Awards, a bevy of visual surprises, and the opportunity for guests to learn more about the mission of Lifelong Vision Foundation. The event Co-Chairs are Catherine and Maurice Quiroga and Marcia and Herb Smith. Honorary Chairs include Dr. Tom F. George and Dr. Barbara Harbach, as well as Nancy and Ken Kranzberg. Kevin Steincross of Fox 2 KTVI-TV will serve as the emcee.  Lifelong Vision Foundation, founded by Dr. Jay Pepose, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to improve and preserve lifelong vision for people in our community, nationally, and internationally by • originating and advancing vision research • providing community vision programs • expanding vision education through school partnerships and public programs.


Over the past fourteen years, Lifelong Vision Foundation has brought clear vision to thousands of people in our community through such programs as free LASIK surgery for first responders in East St. Louis, vision services for College Bound and Wyman Center teens, and to many more internationally, providing eye exams and glasses during our LVF Medical Mission to Haiti, and cataract surgeries for underserved people in Peru and Nepal. Our education partnerships train and encourage the next generation of vision scientists and practitioners. Our research and clinical trials inform and transform vision interventions, impacting families to communities, at home and abroad.


  • Occurred Saturday, November 1st, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm


Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

975 N Warson Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63132