Virginia Eye Institute (VEI) is one of Virginia’s oldest, largest and best-known ophthalmology practices. VEI doctors and the organization have supported Conexus and our programs throughout the years. From Board membership to financial support, VEI has been a valued partner in supporting children’s vision programming in the Richmond community. We are pleased to announce VEI as a COURSE SPONSOR at the upcoming Conexus Golf Classic!
In late February, Conexus Program Specialist Corrine Huber delivered VisioCheck programming to nearly 800 students in four community schools of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The Diocese has partnered with Conexus in the past to provide programming to students, and this time needed some precise statistical data to help support the need for improved vision programming in their schools.
Conexus delivered programming that referred 240 students, 31% referral rate-well over the national average of 25%. The Archdiocese has arranged for follow-up eye exams and glasses for students identified through this project. As students receive the necessary eye care, the Diocese plans to monitor their school performance, and anticipates seeing improvements across the board.
Taylor and Parrish has been a long-time supporter of the tournament as co-sponsor, and this year has raised their support level to be the sole presenter. John Locher, Partner at Taylor and Parrish, is the Chairman of the Tournament Planning Committee and has launched the most successful tournament kick-off in the event’s 25-year history! The event is sold out with 52 teams and on target to exceed all projected goals!