Conexus Healthy Vision Programs Are Improving Vision, Grades and Behavior

Conexus Vision has a simple mission — remove poor vision as a barrier to a child’s success in the classroom. The results can be seen not just in the grades of the students but also in their behavior.

As Elizabeth Stowers, Communities in Schools of Chesterfield site coordinator, explained, “Last year we had a kindergartener who hated, hated, hated, hated getting on that school bus every afternoon. He would throw a tantrum, put himself on the floor.”

Turns out the boy could not see the bus he was getting on.

Conexus tested him, screened his eyes, gave him glasses and the school no longer had behavior problems with that child, Stowers said.

Watch the entire segment on WRIC HERE.