Author: conexusvision

WRVA ‘Vision is Elementary’ Campaign

Throughout the week of September 16th through September 20th, WRVA 1140AM personalities John Reid and Jeff Katz included several special guests on their programs to discuss the role that healthy vision plays in the classroom. The guests included:Tim Gresham, Conexus CEO; listen HERE and HEREDr. Mervin Daughtery, Chesterfield Public Schools Superintendent; listen HEREDr. Lindsay Jung, Conexus Optometrist; listen HEREJeff Baldwin, […]

Conexus to Screen Thousands

As we enter the Back to School season, Conexus for Healthy Vision is gearing up to provide vision screenings to thousands of children in and around the metro-Richmond region. For the 2019-2020 school year, Conexus will provide its VisioCheck screenings for state-mandated kindergarten, third, seventh, and tenth grade in Richmond City, Petersburg City, Hopewell City, […]

Tips to Protect Your Eyes This Summer

1. Wear sunglasses complete with UV protection Too much exposure to UVR can cause photokeratitis or photo conjunctivitis (more commonly known as “snow blindness”) in the short-term. Continual UVR exposure, particularly exposure to UVB rays, may cause cataracts development, pterygium (a non-cancerous growth over the cornea) or skin cancer of the eyelids. 2. Use Goggles […]

Conexus Partners with Vision to Learn to Bring Glasses to Kids in Richmond

20,000 students in Richmond Public Schools (RPS) have benefited from a free program providing vision screenings, vision exams and glasses, celebrated today at an event featuring state and local leaders.  The Richmond program, which began in October 2017, helped students in schools across RPS to ensure every student has the glasses they need to see […]

Conexus Golf Classic Raises Over $100K

This year’s Conexus Golf Classic was a huge success, raising $102,000 for our programs. We cannot thank our participants, sponsors, and volunteers enough their generosity and support.  Thank you Taylor & Parrish, Virginia Eye Institute, Essilor USA, Flying Squirrels Baseball, and James River Exteriors for sponsoring this year’s Classic. We would also like to congratulate FCCI Insurance Group for winning the Golf Classic for […]

Conexus Meets With Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction

In mid April, Conexus leadership presented a full report to Dr. James Lane, Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction and his team showing that a well above average rate of poor vision in the 33 school divisions Conexus served through the Conexus Comprehensive Vision Programming Pilot Program. ​Pictured from Right to Left:Dr. James Lane, Superintendent; Maribel […]

Conexus Names Chesterfield County Public Schools 2019 Partner of the Year

At a recent awards luncheon, Conexus was named the 2019 Partner of the Year in Support of Students for Chesterfield County Public Schools.  “Strong partnerships are an integral component to any school division’s success,” School Board Chair Rob Thompson said. “Our Board is grateful to be part of a community that has been a strong […]

Conexus Elects New Board Member

During its March meeting, the Conexus Board of Directors unanimously elected Mo Alfayyoumi to a three year term. Mo is the Director of Electric Transmission System Operations Center at Dominion Energy Virginia. He received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology and his Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Virginia […]