Mobile Vision Clinic
Conexus Mobile Clinic partners with local optometrists to provide on-site eye exams in schools where access to care or other barriers broadly prevent follow up on vision screening referrals. The clinic is a portable full-service vision lane that is set up in a classroom or other area of the school. The non-dilated eye exams are intended to assess and treat visual function; concerns about eye health or the need for additional services and/or dilated exams are referred out for additional care.
If prescribed, students choose their glasses on-site after the exam. Distribution of the glasses typically occurs two-three weeks after the exam (glasses are ordered from the lab and dispensed upon receipt of the group).
For the 2019-2020 school year, Conexus provided its Mobile Vision Clinic Program to students in Richmond City Elementary, Petersburg City, and Chesterfield County Title 1 schools that received referrals as a result of their vision screening. For the school year, we provided 3,149 exams, prescribed 2,295 pairs of glasses, and referred 512 children for additional care this school year. To put that in perspective, last year we provided 551 exams. We are honored to have touched so many lives and brought healthy vision to students throughout the region.
Thank you to our partners, VSP Eyes of Hope and Essilor Changing Life Through Lenses, for providing the eyeglass frames, lenses, and lab services that make Conexus Mobile possible!
These smiles tell our story!
For many of the children we serve, the glasses they receive through the Conexus Mobile Vision Clinic program are their very first pair.