Midwest Sight Foundation, NFP

"I formed the Midwest Sight Foundation, NFP in 2014 after a truck driver came to the office with the hopes his decreased vision could be corrected with glasses. I had to inform the father of five that his blindness was permanent as a result of advanced glaucoma. He would no longer be able to pass the vision requirements to obtain his CDL license to continue driving a semi-truck. If only this man had been educated and checked sooner, his blindness would have been prevented.

Through the efforts of the Midwest Sight Foundation, to date 39 people have been found with probable glaucoma. Also, over 200 people have been found to be at high risk for the disease. Being able to prevent blindness in even one person affected by glaucoma is a huge success, and is what drives us here." 

                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                - Dr. John C. Lee

   

Dr. John C. Lee

  

EDUCATION

Kansas State University B.S. Mechanical Engineering 61-64

Manhatten, KS


University of Iowa  Pre-Medicine 66-68

Iowa City, IA 


University of Iowa  M.D. 68-72

Iowa City, IA


White Memorial Medical Center  Internship  72-73

Los Angeles, CA


University of Iowa  Residency, Ophthalmology  74-78

Iowa City, IA 


Washington Children's Hospital  Fellowship, Pediatric  7/78-6/79

National Medical Center Ophthalmology, George Washington University

Washington, D.C


University of Iowa   Fellowship, Glaucoma 7/95-7/97

Iowa City, IA 


MEDICAL LICENSES

Illinois 2/13/76  

Iowa 5/26/72  

California 1972 


HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

Decatur Memorial Hospital Decatur, IL Private Practice    1979 - Present

St. Mary's Hospital Decatur, IL Private Practice                     1979 -  Present


SPECIALTY BOARD OF CERTIFICATION AND ASSOCIATIONS

The American Board of Ophthalmology, October 1980

The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismology, 1983


PROFESSIONAL COLLEGES AND ACADEMY FELLOWSHIPS

Fellow--American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1981

Fellow--American Academy of Pediatrics, 1984

Fellow--American College of Surgeons, 1984


PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

Associate Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Costenbader Society (Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Society)

American Medical Association

Illinois State Medical Society

Macon County Medical Society

Illinois Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology

President, Iowa Eye Association (Ophthalmology Alumni Association, University of  Iowa), 1995 - 1996 


MEDICAL SCHOOL ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine, Springfield, IL

Clinical Professor, 1992 - Present

Lorrie Durbin


   

EDUCATION


 Springfield College in Illinois, Springfield, IL  76-78

Associate of Arts in Science


 Quincy College, Quincy, IL  78-80

Bachelor of Science (Major: Biology, Minor: Chemistry)


Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA  1982 

Ophthalmic Assistant Training Program


Chamberlain College of Nursing, St. Louis, MO  05-07 

Associate of Science in Nursing – RN


Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL  08-09 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing


LICENSES

ILLINOIS – REGISTERED NURSE

Active since 2007


CERTIFICATIONS

Joint Commission of Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology  1982

Certified Ophthalmic Technician 


Joint Commission of Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology   1998 

Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 John C. Lee, M.D., S.C. Decatur, IL

May 1980 - Present

Ophthalmic Medical Technologist/Registered Nurse 


MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMIC EXECUTIVES

2001-2007


AMERICAN SOCIETY OF OPHTHALMIC REGISTERED NURSES 

2011 - Present


COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS 

 American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses

Insight Journal 

· Contributing author, 7/13-9/16

American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses

 Insight Journal 

· Editorial board, 12/13-9/16

Interns

Midwest Sight Foundation, NFP has been fortunate enough to have had assistance in our mission in the form of interns from Millikin University. They have all been from different backgrounds, and each has greatly contributed to our mission to prevent blindness. Thank you to all of you!


Torin Geary

Hanna Avdukic

Molly Wablon

Richard Olexa

LaKeeya Funches

Matt Cummings

Midwest Sight Foundation, NFP is a not for profit, charitable organization formed under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Donations to Midwest Sight Foundation, NFP are tax-deductible as charitable contributions for US federal income tax purposes.