Conexus says one in four children has a vision problem that impacts their ability to learn, but their families may not be able to afford the glasses they need. The organization has a mobile unit that is dedicated to helping students be able to see. On Friday morning, 22 Greenbrier Elementary School students received their […]
Conexus Stops By WTVR’s ‘Virginia This Morning’
Conexus CEO, Tim Gresham, stopped by the Virginia This Morning program to discuss the importance of healthy vision in classes across the region and the role Conexus plays removing poor vision as a barrier to a child’s success. Watch below or click HERE.
Conexus CEO Speaks with WRVA About State Funding
Conexus CEO, Tim Gresham, stops by WRVA’s Richmond Morning News with John Reid to chat about Conexus and how state funding impacts our healthy vision programs. To hear the full interview, click HERE or listen below by downloading the MP3 file.
Conexus Raises $23,500 in Gift of Light Campaign
In 2022, 8News partnered with Conexus for the Gift of Light Campaign for the fourth year. The campaign ultimately raised $23,500 through donations from local partners and donors. The money will now go towards continuing Conexus’ mission of helping children across the state see better. Read more HERE.
Conexus Helps Charlottesville Kids See Clearly
“A lot of the kids are seeing clearly for the first time in their life,” said CEO and President Tim Gresham. Seeing clearly is something about twenty five percent students struggle with. The main goal of Conexus is to remove vision as an obstacle to a child’s success in school. Friday, at Clark Elementary School, close […]
Conexus Builds Improvements, Creates In-House Lab to Better Serve Metro-Richmond Community
Conexus is always looking for a way to better serve the community and students across Central Virginia. They have a mobile clinic, which allows them to bring an eye doctor’s office to the school. They have Visio Check which allows them to screen students faster and more accurately than a standard eye exam with the […]
‘It Was Such a Blessing’: Chesterfield Mother Says Conexus Made a Big Difference in Her Daughter’s Life
As associate principal for Bellwood Elementary school in Chesterfield County, Tiffany House has seen firsthand how Conexus Vision has helped students in her school both see and perform better in the classroom. But Tiffany also sees Conexus from a different point of view. “As a mom, you just want to make sure you’re doing what’s […]
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Virginia Supports Conexus
In late November, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Virginia presented Conexus with a check that will fund the Conexus optometrists working in Petersburg, allowing us to deliver Mobile Vision Clinic services not only to elementary school-aged children, but also Petersburg City Public Schools secondary schools. We are grateful for their continued support! Photo left to right: Leah […]
Students Across the Commonwealth Receive Free Eye Screenings Through Conexus VisioCheck
Students at Beulah Elementary in Chesterfield County were given free eye tests last week using a state-of-the-art technology that takes just seconds to work. The tests are courtesy of Conexus, which purchased the VisioCheck equipment and manages the program, which is funded largely through donations. “It takes about five seconds per child to check for […]
Squint No More: How Conexus Vision and the Gift of Light Campaign Helps Children See in School
Students that show signs of vision issues then meet with an optometrist that is brought into the schools by Conexus and given a full eye exam. After the eye exam, children can pick out frames of their choice from a very large selection. Prescription glasses are made for them and within two weeks those children […]