VisioCheck statistics show that Head Start programs tend to have higher referral rates for vision problems in their student population. On average, Head Start programs refer at 33-35%, which is well above the national average of 25%.
Since 80% of what a child learns in a normal classroom setting it’s critical that they start their education with all the benefits of their goof vision.
We invest a significant amount of resources to help insure good, quality kindergarten readiness programs for some of our most “at risk” children. Please help us in our efforts to standardize vision programs in Head Start to make sure all of our children are getting the very best comprehensive programming available in the nation!
"Those identified with vision problems, have an increase in class participation and some of them in playground activities."
Charles “Bo” Pegram, O.D. serves as the Chairman of the Board at Conexus but his service doesn’t stop there! Just last week Bo, volunteered to provide free eye exams to more than 30 elementary students that were identified as having a potential vision problem through the Conexus VisioCheck program.
This is Bo’s 2nd year volunteering his professional services to students who may otherwise not get the vision care they need! Bo’s been practicing optometry for more than 30 years and knows the importance of the work being done at Conexus. Bo has lead Conexus through some of it’s most exciting and challenging times as it merged from Prevent Blindness Mid-Atlantic and we’re grateful for his support!
“My teachers, parents and students at G. H. Reid Elementary School, were very pleased with the Conexus and Essilor partnership. The Essilor vision Van was fantastic! They were also very effecient 56 of my students received glasses in 1 and 1/2 days! You should have seen the smiles on the student's faces when they received their glasses! Is there anything I can do to request this again? This is the best partnership I have seen for children's vision services in my 29 years as a veteran school nurse! Thank you so much!"