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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
The Conexus Blink 20 program aims to fight digital eye strain and vision problems related to increased screen time. Aside from limiting screen time to only what is necessary, there are four main approaches to reducing digital eye strain and damage to your vision: 20-20-20 Work Area Set Up Blink Often Go Outside For more […]
Please join us in welcoming our newest team members, Dr. Lindsay Jung, our Mobile Vision Clinic optometrist; Rachel, a program technician; Kia, a program technician, Andrea, an optician; and Fitim, an optician. We are excited to have each of them as part of our team bringing healthy vision to children throughout the Commonwealth. Welcome to Conexus!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]