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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 […]

Conexus Announces New Board Leadership

At its most recent Board of Directors meeting, Conexus announced new Board leadership with Terrence Kerner being elected as its Board Chair and welcomed Molly Bransford as a new member. Kerner has been an active member of the Conexus Board of Directors, as well as the Conexus Golf Classic Committee for many years and is […]

Golf Classic Raises $100K

On Monday, October 26th, hundreds of golfers came out to play in the 2020 Conexus Golf Classic, raising $100K in the process. We truly cannot thank these teams enough for their continued support of our healthy vision programs. This year’s tournament was sponsored by Taylor & Parrish Construction, Virginia Eye Institute, Essilor Group, James River […]