The history of ophthalmology, as in other disciplines, is reflected in the life stories of the men and women who were its principal innovators, leaders, and teachers. One of Schepens's strengths, in fact, was his thorough acquired knowledge and erudition regarding the history of his field. Charles Schepens's life was important, and has been reviewed in biographies, histories, and memoirs, one of the most perceptive of the latter being that by Dr Lincoff.1 In an earlier age, bronze or marble statues were erected to remember major figures, and indeed, a bronze of Schepens stands in the Schepens Retina Associates Foundation office. Statues are static, however, and do not perpetuate ideas, but I believe that an endowed, named lecture is a particularly effective and meaningful way to sustain and communicate his vision. David Parke, MD, President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, predicted in his introduction of Dr Lincoff that this lectureship may become “the main event at the Retina Subspecialty Day in all future years.” We indeed hope that in time it will take its place with other important lectures in ophthalmology, such as the Academy of Ophthalmology's Edward Jackson Memorial Lecture and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology's Friedenwald Lecture.