Healthy Vision is Critical!
1 in 4 school aged children has a vision problem signiﬁcant enough to impact learning; in economically challenged communities, 1 in 3 school aged children has a vision problem.
80% of what a child learns in a normal classroom setting is through vision.
74% of illiterate adults cannot pass a portion of their vision screening.
70% of juvenile delinquents have an uncorrected vision problem.
Only 15% of children will visit an eye care professional before entering school.
Essilor Foundation reports children with uncorrected visual acuity less than 20/20 are 3 times more likely to fail a grade in school.
Conexus Programs Aim to Remove Poor Vision as a Barrier to a Child’s Success!
Mobile Vision Clinic provides on-site eye exams in schools where access to care or other barriers broadly prevent follow up on vision screening referrals. The clinic is a portable full-service vision lane that is set up in a classroom or other area of the school. The non-dilated eye exams are intended to assess and treat visual function; concerns about eye health or the need for additional services and/or dilated exams are referred out for additional care.
VisioCheck programs use the safe, non-invasive plusoptiX® digital screening technology, which evaluates several factors that affect vision clarity and function. Some of these issues can be corrected simply with a pair of glasses; others may cause permanent vision loss if left untreated.
Upcoming Program Schedule
Conexus meets the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability.
Conexus is a 501(c)3 public charity, IRS Tax ID 46-5257732. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
A financial statement is available upon written request from the Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs, Virginia Dep’t of Agriculture and Consumer Services.