Conexus was honored to be among more than 300 business and community partners at the Fulghum Conference Center today for the Chesterfield County Public Schools Annual Business and Community Partners Appreciation Luncheon. Conexus was recognized for service to Chesterfield County Schools through the pilot program and study which provided VisioCheck and follow-up eye exams and glasses to referred students. The pilot offered screening to 3,585 students and found 1,059 with potential vision problems. The age parameters of the study allowed for free onsite eye exams and glasses for 3rd grade students with a referral for follow-up vision care. Nearly half of the 546 eligible students took advantage of the free services; the pilot delivered 263 exams and 197 pairs of glasses!
On January 19th, Conexus delivered 20 pairs of glasses to students at Elizabeth Scott Elementary in Chesterfield County. Elizabeth Scott was one of 16 Title I Chesterfield County Elementary schools selected to participate in Conexus programming in conjunction with a study performed by VCU. Students at Elizabeth Scott Elementary had their vision screened through Conexus’ technology-based comprehensive children’s programming and those identified as needing follow-up vision care were invited to receive a free eye exam and glasses through the services of a mobile vision clinic right in their own school!
Through the generous support of our partners at VSP, students got to pick out their own frames from a wide selection including named brands like Nike, Nine West, and XGames and the prescriptions were sent off for lab services in FL. In just a few short weeks, the glasses were returned for dispensing at the school.
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Tim Gresham, Conexus President and CEO, was honored to receive an invitation to participate in the Virginia Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (VSEPS) 2016 Annual June Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia. In addition to attending the event, Gresham presented at the VSEPS Board of Directors meeting where he provided an update on the organization’s transition as well as programmatic developments. While there, he also shared information about the 2020Club, which is Conexus’ new monthly giving program. Members of VSEPS and their guests who joined the 2020Club at the conference were also entered into an exciting raffle to win one of our beautiful bronze Remington’s, donated earlier this year by Cultural Patina.
Pictured top right, Dr. Suzanne Everheart, incoming VSEPS President, speaks to the VSEPS membership and shares her support of the 2020Club promoting the professional benefits of supporting Conexus’ programs. Pictured bottom right, Tim and Gracie Gresham, award the Remington Bronze to one of our newest 2020Club members, Cal Whitehead of Whitehead Consulting. Congratulations Cal, thanks to Chrissy Canaday, VSEPS Executive Director and Dr. Everheart for the gracious hospitality, and thank you to the newest members of the 2020Club! We are proud to partner with you to improve children’s vision programming in Virginia.
Kroger has teamed up with Conexus for the 5th straight year as a major sponsor for the Conexus Golf Classic. Conexus is privileged to partner with some of Richmond’s best known businesses who are committed to building better futures for our children. Thank you Kroger for another great year!
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!
The VEI doctors and staff at the Forest Road location went over and beyond, far exceeding their fundraising goals for the 3rd Annual Gift of Light campaign. Today they were rewarded with a little breakfast presented by VEI CEO, Brad Smith, and Conexus CEO, Tim Gresham. A steady stream of VEI staff enjoyed a delicious hot breakfast in thanks for their great work to make the 3rd Annual Gift of Light it’s most successful year so far, raising over $7,000 in support of vision programs for our area school children. Two other locations, Huguenot Road and Watkins, also EXCEEDED their goals and we are very grateful for the support of all of our VEI friends!