Category: General News

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 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 Receives Grant From Robins Foundation

Robins Foundation recently awarded $50,000 to Conexus in support of its Mobile Clinic delivery during the 2019-2020 school year throughout Greater Richmond. “The support of Robins Foundation will allow us to bring healthy vision to school-aged children throughout the region,” said Jeff Baldwin, communications director for Conexus. “Delivery of our Mobile Clinic program is mission […]

Taylor and Parrish Construction Returns as Presenting Sponsor for Conexus Golf Classic

Conexus is pleased to announce that Taylor and Parrish Construction has signed on once again as the Presenting Sponsor for the Conexus Golf Classic. The tournament, entering its 28th year, will be held on Monday, May 6, 2019 on both courses at Hermitage Country Club. The tournament hosts over 200 golfers and is recognized as […]

Dominion Charitable Foundation Continues Its Support of Conexus

The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation recently awarded $25,000 to Conexus in support of its healthy vision programs across the Commonwealth.  “We are extremely grateful for the continued support of Dominion Energy,” said Jeff Baldwin, communications director for Conexus. “With this funding, we can continue our efforts to remove poor vision as a barrier to academic success […]

Conexus Honors Delegate Lee Ware

Conexus recently honored Delegate Lee Ware with its prestigious ‘The Joseph Nichols Award’ in recognition of his ongoing efforts to remove poor vision as an obstacle to children’s success in school and in life.  “Delegate Ware has made a significant difference in the lives of children throughout the Commonwealth, addressing both a public health and […]