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 70 people have been found with probable glaucoma. Also, over 350 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

Additional Information

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

  1. Illinois 2/13/76  
  2. Iowa 5/26/72  
  3. California 1972 

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

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

SPECIALTY BOARD OF CERTIFICATION AND ASSOCIATIONS

  1. The American Board of Ophthalmology, October 1980
  2. The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismology, 1983

PROFESSIONAL COLLEGES AND ACADEMY FELLOWSHIPS

  1. Fellow--American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1981
  2. Fellow--American Academy of Pediatrics, 1984
  3. Fellow--American College of Surgeons, 1984

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

  1. Associate Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  2. Costenbader Society (Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Society)
  3. American Medical Association
  4. Illinois State Medical Society
  5. Macon County Medical Society
  6. Illinois Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
  7. President, Iowa Eye Association (Ophthalmology Alumni Association, University of  Iowa), 1995 - 1996 

MEDICAL SCHOOL ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  1. Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
  2. Clinical Professor, 1992 - Present

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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

  1. 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

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Interns

Midwest Sight Foundation, NFP has been fortunate enough to have received assistance in our operation from a number of interns from Millikin University. They have all contributed in a variety of ways and different areas. Each have done an excellent job in helping our organization grow in helping in our cause. We thank and appreciate you all very much!


Torin Geary

Hanna Avdukic

Molly Wablon

Richard Olexa

LaKeeya Funches

Matt Cummings

Osvaldo Ramirez

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.