One in four children has a vision problem that affects his/her ability to learn. Conexus works to remove poor vision as a barrier to a child’s success in the classroom using non-invasive digital screening technology in their Mobile Vision Clinics to provide public school students with a state-of-the-art vision screening. If needed, follow-up exams and glasses are provided as well. In the JRF service area during the 2019–2020 school year, 5,087 screenings referred 1,691 students for additional eye care, and 305 Mobile Vision Clinic eye exams resulted in 200 pairs of glasses prescribed/dispensed and 40 referrals for addition eye care.
JRF began funding Conexus in 2017 with grants totaling more than $48,000. Prior to that, JRF funded its predecessor organization, Prevent Blindness Mid-Atlantic with grants totaling more than $76,000.
For more information on Conexus, contact 804.423.2020 or ConexusVision.org .
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This post was written by AJ James