DONATE: Help Conexus Remove Poor Vision as a Barrier to Learning.

Newsradio WRVA Staff
September 14, 2020 - 9:11 am

Newsradio WRVA has teamed up with Conexus For Children's Vision with a shared mission; eliminate undetected and untreated vision problems as barriers to success, enabling all children to reach their fullest potential. With your help, we can give children a new sight of their future!


In addition, increased screen time can cause eye strain that leads to vision problems. Learn more with Conexus' program, Blink 20.



Vision Facts

1 in 4 school aged children has a vision problem significant enough to impact learning.

In economically challenged communities, 1 in 3 school aged children has a vision problem.

80% of what a child learns in a normal classroom setting is through vision.

74% of illiterate adults cannot pass a portion of their vision screening.

70% of juvenile delinquents have an uncorrected vision problem.

Only 15% of children will visit an eye care professional before entering school.

​Children with uncorrected visual acuity of less than 20/20 are three times more likely to fail a grade in school (Essilor Vision Foundation).