The Archdiocese of Baltimore has requested to partner with Conexus to help support an important assessment of vision needs of elementary students in the Catholic schools. The Archdiocese of Baltimore has recently improved health resources for students in their region, and is working to address its students' vision and the direct impact that it has on academic performance. As part of this project, Conexus will deliver VisioCheck to students in four schools, selected by the Diocese. Students identified as needing follow-up care will be seen by an eye care professional, and those needing glasses will be provided with corrective eyewear. Conexus is very pleased to have been identified as a contributor for this effort and we look forward to collaborating on collecting and sharing the results and outcomes.
Less than one week after receiving the generous donation (see story below) of Remington bronze sculptures from long time Conexus supporter and friend Dennis Brining (Cultural Patina), Conexus sold two of the amazing pieces. Conexus established a temporary “gallery” of sorts to house the exquisite artwork while plans could be made for a later sale. Conexus friends and visitors who have had the opportunity to view the collection have expressed tremendous interest in the collection as well as a deep appreciation for the generous gift to the organization. We look forward to making these items available for sale in the near future.
The Conexus VisioCheck program is out and about with many of our private preschool partners. We are so encouraged that our preschool partner schools have realized the importance of adding good vision to the checklist for kindergarten readiness assessment. As our early childhood educators are preparing young students with the essential skills to successfully transition to kindergarten, they are also working to ensure that any potential vision problems are identified and addressed before they can significantly impact a student’s learning experience. In most cases, correcting a vision problem is a relatively simple and quick fix. It’s our job at Conexus to help parents realize just how prevalent vision problems are in young children, and to encourage them to take the necessary steps to make sure they are sending their children off to school with their very best vision, ready to learn and succeed.
Conexus is pleased to announce the renewed partnership with the Luxottica OneSight program. As a partner, Conexus is able to issue vouchers for eligible students in need to receive free glasses through OneSight. This voucher program complements the VSP Sight for Student program, as they have distinctively different qualifications and benefits, allowing Conexus to extend valuable resources even further into the communities. Conexus issues vouchers for qualifying students only at the direct request of our registered school nurse partners. Click here to learn more about OneSight.