Vision To Learn launched in Richmond, Virginia on October 26, 2017, with tremendous support from state and local leadership. Governor Terry McAuliffe, Mayor Levar Stoney, Secretary of Education Dr. Dietra Trent, State Senator Glen Sturtevant, and Interim Superintendent Thomas Kranz participated in a launch event at Elizabeth D. Redd Elementary School, where 97 students received glasses.
To further express his support of Vision To Learn and the importance of this partnership, Mayor Levar Stoney wrote an Op-ed which can be read here.
Culminating in June of 2019, Vision To Learn completed a successful effort serving every school in need in Richmond, Virginia. Through partnerships with Conexus and Richmond Public Schools, 20,000 students were provided vision screenings, more than 3,500 were provided with eye exams, and over 2,400 were provided with glasses. Based on the project’s success, Conexus has agreed to expand its Richmond services to include free eye exams and glasses, using Vision To Learn’s program as a model.
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
The Community Foundation
Rathmann Challenge Grant
Virginia Health Care Foundation
For questions about vision care in Virginia, please visit Conexus Vision