Our collaborative partnership with Friends of Barnabas is making a difference in remote mountain villages of Honduras. El Chaguiton, is one of the first communities to be serviced by a Friends of Barnabas medical team utilizing parts of the Conexus screening protocols. Together we're are working to improve the lives of children by removing poor vision as a barrier to learning success!
James River Exteriors will participate in the 27th Annual Golf Classic as the Beverage Cart Sponsor for both the Manakin and Sabot Courses and will field a team in the event! Our sponsors help to make the Conexus Golf Classic one of the top rated fundraising golf events in the Richmond Area! Thanks so much to James River Exteriors for their ongoing support of Conexus programs and the 2018 tournament!
,“This program cannot be measured in words. However, if I could, I would say that it is SIMPLY MARVELOUS!!!!!!! Thank you for supporting and believing in our babies.” ~ Redd Elementary School Teacher
80% of teachers report they are seeing improved academic performance in their students
who have received glasses.
60% of teachers are reporting their students who received glasses are showing an overall
increased interest in school.
Maryland Delegate Valentino-Smith took time to confer with Conexus regarding pending Maryland legislation aimed at better tracking parental response to vision referrals stemming from school based screenings. Conexus shared the value and importance of comprehensive vision programs for schools and advised of the recent updates to § 22.1-273 of the Code of Virginia to include language referencing comprehensive vision programming. Delegate Valentino-Smith was interested to learn of Conexus’ work in Virginia and how our VisioCheck program would complement the efforts of her Bill. We will talk again in late summer to explore the potential of pilot programming in Maryland.
The Virginia Eye Institute will, for the 3rd year, sponsor the Mankin Course at the June 4th Golf Classic. The event is expected to be another early sell out, hosting more than 208 golfers on the 2 courses at Hermitage Country Club. Thank you, Virginia Eye Institute, for your ongoing support and participation in the Golf Classic!
The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation awarded a $25,000 grant supporting the work of Conexus across the Commonwealth! Thank you, Dominion Energy, for helping Conexus to remove poor vision as a barrier to learning success. Together, we will continue to make a difference in our communities by improving educational outcomes for our students!
“I am so thankful for this service. Having the vision screenings done saves me valuable time and allows me to focus on other pertinent health services provided by my clinic. I have seen the impact it has had on my students, and parents are more likely to follow up with a doctor after receiving an official screening result as opposed to the screening that I do. Thank you so much for providing this service to our County.” A Tri-Cities School Nurse
87% of our school nurse partners in the Tri-Cities said their students report to them improved school performance following vision correction!
The Coleman Hunter Trust joined a growing list of supporters to Conexus Kids 20/20 Campaign. Funds raised for the campaign are applied to a range of organizational activities designed to expand Conexus’ VisioCheck programs statewide with a level of more long term sustainability. VisioCheck is consistently finding the rate of undetected and untreated vision problems to be higher than the national average in some of our most economically challenged communities and in schools with the lowest levels of academic success. 80% of what a child learns in school is through vision, making good vision a critical component to learning. Supporters of the Kids 20/20 Campaign partners in eliminate poor vision as a barrier to school success.