Author: conexusvision

Conexus Leadership Appointed to VDOE Workgroup to Study Impact of Digital Devices in the Classroom

In early December, Melissa Perry, Conexus Director of Community Programs and Public Health, and Dr. Evan Silverstein, Conexus Board Member and Pediatric Ophthalmologist at VCU Medical Center, were appointed to a Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Workgroup to focus on the impact of digital devices in the classroom. This workgroup is the result of legislation […]

Conexus Healthy Vision Programs Are Improving Vision, Grades and Behavior

Conexus Vision has a simple mission — remove poor vision as a barrier to a child’s success in the classroom. The results can be seen not just in the grades of the students but also in their behavior. As Elizabeth Stowers, Communities in Schools of Chesterfield site coordinator, explained, “Last year we had a kindergartener […]

Conexus ‘Gift of Light’ campaign gifts Richmond student in need

Arielle, a Richmond Public Schools student and her mother, Mary, noticed that she started to struggle in school. According to Arielle’s mother, her struggles came right when she began to learn to read. “So before the testing, I kind of noticed she was having a problem because she got tested right around the time she was […]

COVID19 Impacts Conexus – WRIC Story for Gift of Light 2020

Conexus, a non-profit organization that works with youth in schools to help them see better, is being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. “It has been a little bit of a challenge for us because most of everything that we do is inside of a school building,” said Tim Gresham, the CEO and President of Conexus […]

Conexus Announces New Board Leadership

At its most recent Board of Directors meeting, Conexus announced new Board leadership with Terrence Kerner being elected as its Board Chair and welcomed Molly Bransford as a new member. Kerner has been an active member of the Conexus Board of Directors, as well as the Conexus Golf Classic Committee for many years and is […]

Golf Classic Raises $100K

On Monday, October 26th, hundreds of golfers came out to play in the 2020 Conexus Golf Classic, raising $100K in the process. We truly cannot thank these teams enough for their continued support of our healthy vision programs. This year’s tournament was sponsored by Taylor & Parrish Construction, Virginia Eye Institute, Essilor Group, James River […]

Conexus “Blink 20” Featured on WTVR’s Virginia This Morning

WTVR’s Virginia This Morning program guest co-host, Andrias White Murdaugh, speaks with Conexus President and CEO, Tim Gresham, about their “Blink 20” program, which reminds families to use simple standards that will help protect little eyes this fall.  Click HERE to watch the entire segment.

WRVA ‘Vision is Elementary’ Campaign 2020

Throughout the week of September 14th through September 18th, WRVA 1140AM personalities John Reid and Jeff Katz included several special guests on their programs to discuss the role that Conexus has in bringing healthy vision to children across the Commonwealth. Guests also discussed the importance of Blink 20 and the signs of digital eye strain. […]

WRIC Features Conexus Blink 20

Virtual learning in 2020 has become something that students of all ages have had to adjust to because of the coronavirus pandemic. Technology allows us the ability to learn in front of a screen, but have you ever thought about what the increased time staring at a computer could be doing to students’ eyes? “The biggest […]