Conexus is proud to announce Chesterfield County public schools as our school partner for the upcoming study aimed at validating VisioCheck data, and VSP and Rotary are joining the effort as well.
As part of the study, Conexus will deliver its technology based, comprehensive children’s vision program, VisioCheck, to 1,650 3rd grade students who will also receive the traditional chart screening from their school nurse. Rotary, through their previously announced support of our programs, will provide the funding for the screening portion of the study.
They will not only provide programming for the 1,650 3rd grade students, but to generate additional time savings for the school nurses they will also provide VisioCheck for the nearly 1,850 PK and K students in the schools that will participate in the study. The provision of VisioCheck for PK, K and 3rd fulfills the screening grade requirements of the current state mandate for the elementary schools and allows the nurse to place full focus on their screenings for the study.
All children referred through either the traditional screening or Visiocheck (estimated to be approximately 400) will be invited to receive an onsite eye exam and glasses at their school. The results of the eye exam will be used to validate the screening processes.
Danny Singer, Conexus Board member and Vice President, Vision Service Plan, Labs, has secured a VSP mobile clinic for the study. The mobile clinic will offer onsite free eye exams and glasses for referred, participating students. The clinic will visit each of the 16 schools participating in the study over the course of several weeks later this fall.
Conexus is grateful for the support of so many wonderful partners to help advance improved vision programs for students!