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BRONCOS’ VON MILLER DISTRIBUTES OVER 100 PRESCRIPTION GLASSES TO CHILDREN IN NEED THROUGH VON’S VISION FOUNDATION
Posted By:  Annie Butler
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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ENGLEWOOD, COLO – There are a lot of kids in the classroom this week that are seeing clearly for the first time. That’s thanks to Denver Broncos’ All Pro Linebacker, Von Miller.  

On Monday evening Miller was in the Visitor’s Locker Room at Sports Authority Field at Mile High to distribute 104 prescription glasses to children from area Boys and Girls Clubs. The event was called Von’s Vision Reveal and was part two of a program hosted by Miller’s Foundation, Von’s Vision.  

“This is what its about,” said Miller. “Everyone in this room is wearing a new pair of glasses. I know how huge that is. It’s going to be a game changer for these guys in the classroom.”  

Miller, who has been in glasses since he was a child, started Von’s Vision in 2013 with a simple mission, to get glasses on kids’ heads.  

“To see this happening right now, I can’t describe how much it means to me,” Miller said. “I am so appreciative of everyone who made Von’s Vision Day a reality.”  

The 104 children in attendance Monday night were identified through part 1 of Miller’s program held March 15 at Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center. Twelve optometrists provided 164 children from area Boys & Girls Clubs free eye screenings that day. 104 of the children were in need of vision correction. Those 104 children were given full eye exams and fitted for a frame of their choice before leaving the Vision Center that day.  Over the past month, through the help of generous donors and partners*, Von’s Vision filled the prescriptions and invited the kids back for Von’s Vision Reveal.  

“Some of these prescriptions are quite significant,” said Jeff Lees (Optical Centre of Longmont), a member of Von’s Vision Board and lead optician for Von’s Vision Day. “This is going to have a big impact on their everyday life and the classroom.”  

In addition to receiving their new prescription glasses at the event, kids also enjoyed a pizza party and guided tour sessions of Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Miller was in attendance as well, taking selfies with the kids in their new frames, signing autographs and just hanging out.  

“Giving the gift of sight, it’s a true blessing to be in a position to do that. I’m grateful for everyone involved and I’m grateful for the kids, accepting the glasses and wearing them. Everyone’s going to feel cool after leaving today with a nice new pair of glasses. I feel nothing but excitement thinking about the future of the foundation.”  

* Von’s Vision Day and Von’s Vision Reveal was made possible by a host of generous sponsors and volunteers including: Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, The Optical Centre of Longmont, A&A Optical, ABB Optical Group, Denver Broncos and more.  

About Von’s Vision
All-Pro Linebacker, Von Miller, founded Von’s Vision in 2013 with the mission to better the vision of Denver-area youth by providing them needed eye examination and eyewear to succeed in the classroom and in life. For more information, visit vonmiller.org.  
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