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Gift of Light Celebrates Record-Breaking Year

Through the efforts of Virginia Eye Institute (VEI) and Haley GMC the Gift of Light had a record breaking year raising $28,467, surpassing the $25,000 campaign goal!! Staff at each of the 8 VEI locations competed weekly to raise donations from their patients and collectively raised $8,037 over 4 weeks.  Locations had a fundraising goal […]

Horst and Gloria Arfert Making a Difference

Celebrating our 100,000th student served through our technology based children’s vision screening program is a significant milestone and we have many people to thank for this achievement.  However, there are a handful of pivotal moments that really created turning points and opportunities to reach these heights and on this path to 100,000 a key investment […]

Success at Redd Elementary

The results are in on the first school to be fully serviced through Richmond Mobile, a collaborative effort between Conexus and California-based Vision To Learn.  Services to this school not only confirmed the tremendous need for vision services in Richmond, but also demonstrated the value of this collaborative partnership! Conexus programming identified 126 students in need […]

Conexus Welcomes New Board Member

At the October 10th Annual Board of Directors meeting, pediatric ophthalmologist Dr. Ed Wortham completed his term, rotating off the Conexus Board of Directors.  Dr. Wortham has been a long time friend, supporter, and advisor to Conexus and we are grateful for his service. The good news is that Dr. Wortham will continue to serve […]

Conexus Launches Richmond Mobile Project

Last week, Conexus technicians delivered VisioCheck to the 389 students at Redd Elementary in Richmond.  The technology based, comprehensive vision program identified 126 students (32%) with potential vision problems, which is well above the 25% national average.  Every child will be sent home with their individualized screening report this week.  The simplistic yet informative report […]

Robins Foundation to Support Improved Vision Programming for Richmond Public Schools

The Robins Foundation has awarded $50,000 in total to Conexus to support the Richmond Mobile project.  The Robins Foundation award will specifically be used to provide VisioCheck programming to over 15,000 Richmond school children throughout the 2017/2018 school year.  VisioCheck delivery is step one in a two-step program to improve vision and educational outcomes for […]