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Conexus Elects New Board Member

At its most recent Board of Directors meeting, Conexus unanimously elected William Fields, Jr. to a three-year term. Bill is the Real Estate Manager for Blackwood Development Company. His career in real estate management began in Joplin, Missouri at Cedar Tree Management Company, where he managed a mixture of office, industrial and retail properties totaling […]

Conexus Delivers Bombas Socks to CIS Partners

This fall, Conexus was able to deliver close to 3,000 pairs of socks to our partners at Communities in Schools of Chesterfield and Communities in Schools of Petersburg. These socks were donated to Conexus by Bombas. “We are grateful for the donation of socks from Bombas,” said Jeff Baldwin, Communications Director for Conexus. “We wanted […]

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. […]

Myopia Increasing at a Rapid Rate

Childhood myopia is increasing at a rapid rate, with 1 in 3 children now affected, and the recent shift in lifestyle as a result of COVID-19 has worsened the issue.  A recent survey conducted by Global Myopia Awareness Coalition (GMAC) found that only 25 percent of parents have taken their child/children to visit the eye […]

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 […]