Throughout the week of September 11th through September 15th, WRVA 1140AM personality John Reid highlighted the work of Conexus in Central Virginia through his 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. […]
Conexus has released a report that summarizes our program activity for the 2022/2023 school year. The vision screening program, VisioCheck, was delivered in 49 Virginia school divisions, delivering 81,097 screenings, finding 29,374 (36.22%) students in need of a follow-up eye exam. The mobile vision delivered services in five Central Virginia school divisions and provided 5,798 […]
During the 2022-2023 school year, Conexus screened 84,306 children in 49 schools divisions referring 30,405 for further eye care; a rate of 35.2% (the national average is 25%). To view a specific school divisions VisioCheck numbers, click the links below. Amelia County Bath County Bedford County Brunswick County Buchanan County Caroline County Charlottesville City Chesterfield […]
We all want kids to succeed in schools, but vision is one of the surprising barriers, especially in underserved areas. Conexus is now making education clearer, literally, for thousands of area kids. At Southampton Elementary School, it’s a good day. Thirty students are getting brand-new glasses for free. In many cases, seeing what they are […]
Conexus was proud and honored to have been recently recognized by Chesterfield County Public Schools School Board and the Virginia School Boards Association as a 2023 Business Honor Roll member. This year alone in Chesterfield County, Conexus provided VisioCheck screenings to 18,117 students and Mobile Vision Clinic exams to 2,184 students, prescribing 1,679 pairs of […]
On Thursday, April 20th, Conexus hit a milestone for the 2022-2023 school year by delivering its 5000th Mobile Vision Clinic exam. This marquee moment occurred at Franklin Military Academy, Richmond Public Schools. The student was 10th grader MaKayla and the exam she received from Conexus that morning was her very first eye exam! MaKayla was […]
In mid April, Conexus was honored to welcome First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin and former First Lady Roxane Gilmore to a glasses dispensing event at Chimborazo Elementary School, Richmond Public Schools. Mrs. Youngkin stopped by the event as part of her honoring Women and Girls’ Wellness as well as National Volunteer Month. Through the Conexus […]
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 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, 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.