Category: General News

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 ‘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 […]

Conexus Launches Blink 20

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 […]

New Staff Join Conexus

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!

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 […]