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WRVA ‘Vision is Elementary’ Campaign 2020

Throughout the week of September 14th through September 18th, WRVA 1140AM personalities John Reid and Jeff Katz included several special guests on their programs to discuss the role that Conexus has in bringing healthy vision to children across the Commonwealth. Guests also discussed the importance of Blink 20 and the signs of digital eye strain. […]

WRIC Features Conexus Blink 20

Virtual learning in 2020 has become something that students of all ages have had to adjust to because of the coronavirus pandemic. Technology allows us the ability to learn in front of a screen, but have you ever thought about what the increased time staring at a computer could be doing to students’ eyes? “The biggest […]

Conexus Launches Blink 20

The Conexus Blink 20 program aims to fight digital eye strain and vision problems related to increased screen time. Aside from limiting screen time to only what is necessary, there are four main approaches to reducing digital eye strain and damage to your vision: 20-20-20 Work Area Set Up Blink Often Go Outside For more […]

New Board Member

At its most recent Board of Directors meeting, Conexus unanimously elected Gerald Neidigh, OD, to a three-year term. Dr. Neidigh, president of Grove Eye Care with offices in Richmond and Midlothian, graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1994 with a degree in Natural Science. Neidigh went on to receive a degree in Visual Science […]

Conexus Distributes Glasses

Our team was so excited to get back to what we do best, bring healthy vision to students across our region. In mid-June, with COVID-19 precautions in place, we distributed glasses to children at Salem Church Middle School, Bon Air Elementary, Crestwood Elementary, Falling Creek Middle School, and Providence Road Elementary. With the incredible support […]

Student Donates to Conexus

Thousands of children struggle with poor vision, making things like learning in school and playing sports difficult. Eva Viele, a 9-year-old from Woolridge Elementary, chose to donate to her new favorite charity, Conexus, this holiday season. “For the holidays, each member of my family was going to donate to a charity that meant something to […]

Conexus Provides Gift of Sight

Wednesday is a day that Conexus optician Fatim looks forward to each week. It’s a day known as ‘Glasses Distribution Day.’ For the past couple of weeks, children at area schools have been screened for eye problems, had their eyes tested and then picked out new glasses — some for the first time. “So, this […]

Conexus Delivers Free Exams

“It is very important for students to learn, to learn how to read, to learn how to concentrate. You can’t learn to read if you can’t see,” Sandra Griffin, a staff nurse with Richmond Public Schools, said. “You can’t learn to read if your eyes are tired and you have a headache.”G.H. Reid Elementary school is […]