Category: Gift of Light

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 […]

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 […]

Gift of Light Celebrates Record-Breaking Year

Through the efforts of Virginia Eye Institute (VEI) and Haley GMC the Gift of Light had a record breaking year raising $28,467, surpassing the $25,000 campaign goal!! Staff at each of the 8 VEI locations competed weekly to raise donations from their patients and collectively raised $8,037 over 4 weeks.  Locations had a fundraising goal […]

Haley GMC Buick Joins in Support for the 5th Annual Gift of Light

Haley GMC Buick General Manager, Barry Moore, has made children’s vision a top priority this season.  After learning that as many as 1/3 of the students in some of our most economically and academically challenged schools need but don’t have glasses, he wanted know how he could make a difference this holiday season. Haley GMC […]

Virginia Eye Institute Sponsors 5th Annual Gift of Light Campaign

The 5th Annual Gift of Light campaign is underway at all Virginia Eye Institute locations. VEI has sponsored this important fundraising effort for Conexus since its first year, and the campaign has grown each year thanks to the amazing support of VEI administration and staff. Conexus is grateful for VEI’s support of our children’s programs […]

Gift of Light Awards Breakfast

The staff at Virginia Eye Institute’s Watkins Center location enjoyed a delicious hot breakfast in celebration of their fundraising efforts in the holiday Gift of Light Campaign.  Under the leadership of Michael Cuffee, the Watkins Center office more than tripled their efforts from 2015 and raised $1,583.93 in support of Conexus school-based programs, narrowly beating […]