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Conexus Distributes Glasses

Our team was so excited to get back to what we do best, bring healthy vision to students across our region. In mid-June, with COVID-19 precautions in place, we distributed glasses to children at Salem Church Middle School, Bon Air Elementary, Crestwood Elementary, Falling Creek Middle School, and Providence Road Elementary. With the incredible support […]

Student Donates to Conexus

Thousands of children struggle with poor vision, making things like learning in school and playing sports difficult. Eva Viele, a 9-year-old from Woolridge Elementary, chose to donate to her new favorite charity, Conexus, this holiday season. “For the holidays, each member of my family was going to donate to a charity that meant something to […]

Kids See Tacky Lights Clearly For The First Time

Conexus, a local non-profit organization that provides free glasses and eye exams to children in need, has focused on giving the gift of sight this holiday season.Children helped through Conexus’s Gift of Light program got the chance to put their new frames to the test on Tuesday while checking out the Tacky Light tour in […]

Conexus Delivers Free Exams

“It is very important for students to learn, to learn how to read, to learn how to concentrate. You can’t learn to read if you can’t see,” Sandra Griffin, a staff nurse with Richmond Public Schools, said. “You can’t learn to read if your eyes are tired and you have a headache.”G.H. Reid Elementary school is […]

Mobile Clinic Brings Healthy Vision

“About one-third of the kids sitting in a classroom are unable to see well, and 80% of what a child learns in a classroom is through their eyes,” Tim Gresham, CEO, explained. “So, if a child is sitting in the classroom, not seeing as well as they should then they are not going to be […]

Gift of Light 2019

The ‘Gift of Light’ campaign, launched in 2013, supports Conexus programs such as VisioCheck, its screening program, as well as its Mobile Vision Clinic program, a free program that provides in-school non-dilated eye exams and prescription glasses to children. The Mobile Vision Clinic exams are performed by state licensed optometrists and, if prescribed, students are […]

Thousands of Students See Clearly For The First Time

Conexus for Children’s Vision has been screening kids for vision problems and providing free glasses, and they’re doing it in some of the biggest pockets of poverty in the community.When 6-year-old Tay-shun Williams put his new glasses on the first time, his hand flew to his mouth, giggled, and smiled ear-to-ear. This past school year, […]

Conexus Delivers VisioCheck To Fairfax County Schools

In late September, Conexus brought its VisioCheck program to the preschool and second grade students at  Mount Vernon Woods Elementary School in Fairfax County. That day, we screened 96 children, referring 29 for additional eye care; a 30.2% rate (the national average is 25%). ​We are grateful for the opportunity to bring our program to Fairfax County […]