Throughout the week of September 16th through September 20th, WRVA 1140AM personalities John Reid and Jeff Katz included several special guests on their programs to discuss the role that healthy vision plays in the classroom.
The guests included:
Tim Gresham, Conexus CEO; listen HERE and HERE
Dr. Mervin Daughtery, Chesterfield Public Schools Superintendent; listen HERE
Dr. Lindsay Jung, Conexus Optometrist; listen HERE
Jeff Baldwin, Conexus Communications Director; listen HERE
Tamika Green, School Nurse at Walnut Hill Elementary in Petersburg; listen HERE
Elizabeth Stowers, Communities in Schools Coordinator at Bellwood Elementary School in Chesterfield, listen HERE
Na-Keisha White, Health Specialist Richmond Public Schools, listen HERE
Taluanda Brown, Communities in Schools Coordinator at Redd Elementary in Richmond
We are extremely grateful for the support of WRVA and their team. And we would like to thank all of our wonderful partners that joined WRVA on air to share their stories about Conexus. Together, we are removing poor vision as a barrier to a child's academic success. THANK YOU!
As we enter the Back to School season, Conexus for Healthy Vision is gearing up to provide vision screenings to thousands of children in and around the metro-Richmond region. For the 2019-2020 school year, Conexus will provide its VisioCheck screenings for state-mandated kindergarten, third, seventh, and tenth grade in Richmond City, Petersburg City, Hopewell City, Colonial Heights City Public Schools, as well as children in Chesterfield County Title 1 public schools; an estimated total of 12,000-plus children.
“We know that about 80% of what a child learns in a normal classroom setting is through their vision,” said Tim Gresham, Conexus CEO, “and we also know that the vast majority of children in our region will not visit an eye care professional before starting the year, so our vision screenings are a critical component to a child’s school year.”
To read the full press release, click HERE.