Gift of Light Campaign
In classrooms across the region, children are struggling not because they lack ability or desire, but simply because they lack all the tools they need to succeed; their poor vision is a barrier to their learning..Through the Conexus Gift of Light campaign, you can change that!
For a gift of $10, Conexus can provide a child a VisioCheck screening! For a gift of $50, Conexus can provide glasses for a child! For a gift of $150, Conexus can provide screening for an entire classroom! For a gift of $500, Conexus can provide an entire day of Mobile Vision Clinic services!
This holiday season, make a charitable donation and bring the gift of healthy vision to a child!
The numbers are staggering!
During the 2019-2020 school year, Conexus screened over 59,000 children across the Commonwealth and 18,186 were referred for additional exams; a rate of 30.7%. The national average is 25%.
In Greater Richmond, 18,130 children were screened by Conexus and 6,018 were referred, a 33.2% rate.
In addition, our Mobile Vision Clinic was able to provide 3,149 exams, prescribe 2,295 pairs of glasses, and refer 512 children for additional care.
For the 2020-2021 school year, Conexus is providing its VisioCheck screenings for state-mandated kindergarten, third, seventh, and tenth grade in Richmond City, Petersburg City, Hopewell City, Colonial Heights City Public Schools, as well as children in Chesterfield County Title 1 public schools; an estimated total of 12,000-plus children.
In addition, Conexus is providing its Mobile Vision Clinic program to students in Richmond City Elementary, Petersburg City, and Chesterfield County Title 1 schools that receive referrals as a result of their vision screening and will provide exams to an estimated 3,500 students!