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WRVA ‘Vision is Elementary’ 2021

Throughout the week of September 13th through September 17th, WRVA 1140AM personality John Reid highlighted the work of Conexus in Central Virginia through their annual ‘Vision is Elementary’ campaign. All week on his program, John Reid interviewed special guests to discuss the role that Conexus has in bringing healthy vision to children across the Commonwealth. […]

COVID Catch-Up

And after an extremely trying 2020-2021 school year for students, parents, teachers, staff and partner agencies due to COVID closures and virtual/hybrid learning Conexus will be EXTREMELY busy this fall!! In fact, our healthy vision team is working hard to prepare to hit the ground running next week as school divisions across the Commonwealth begin […]

We’re Growing!

In order to meet the increase in our VisioCheck and Mobile Vision Clinic programs for the 2021-2022 school year, Conexus has added five Program Techs to our staff. Please join us in welcoming them to our team; from left to right, Josh Hood; Bianca Rogers; Rebekah Crump; Roxy Reed; and Dora Roberston. Josh, a 2015 […]

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 Holds 30th Annual Golf Classic

On June 14th, Conexus held it’s 30th Annual Golf Classic at Hermitage Country Club raising over $100,000 to bring healthy vision to children across the Commonwealth. We are extremely grateful for the support of all the teams and our Presenting Sponsor, Taylor & Parrish; Course Sponsor, Virginia Eye Institute; Beverage Cart Sponsor, James River Exteriors; […]

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 […]