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DENVER BRONCOS’ VON MILLER HOSTS VON’S VISION DAY, PROVIDES EYE SCREENINGS FOR OVER 170 UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN
Posted By:  Annie Butler
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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Denver, CO – There were 55 volunteers at Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center this past Saturday - optometrists, opticians and non doctors alike - spending their day to give Denver children the gift of sight. Von’s Vision Day, a program of Von Miller’s Foundation Von’s Vision, is an annual event hosted to provide screenings and, if needed, full eye exams to children in need. 

 

The foundation saw 171 children ages 5 through 19 from local organizations like Boys and Girls Club, Elevate and Big Brothers Big Sisters. 146 of those children, or 86%, tested in need of vision correction. Those individuals were able to pick out their new frames on site. Von will personally distribute their new prescription glasses at a pizza party celebration at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in a few weeks. Optometrists also detected one attendee with a life threatening disease.

 

“It’s incredible when you think about those numbers,” said Jeff Lees, optician of The Optical Centre Longmont and member of Von’s Vision Executive Board. “To think that many of these children have never seen an eye doctor, with the kind or prescriptions we’ve been seeing, this will change their lives.”

 

An evaluation of the visual efficiency of beginning readers in a public school found visual factors are the primary cause for reading failure. Most current school screenings are inadequate to detect these kind of problems. Von’s Vision operates with the premise to not only give students the gift of sight, but a chance to better their future by directly impacting their ability to learn.

 

Von’s Vision Day could not be possible without a host of generous sponsors and volunteers including: Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, The Optical Centre of Longmont, Essilor, and another frame donator who prefers to remain anonymous.

 

About Von’s Vision

All-Pro Linebacker, Von Miller, founded Von’s Vision in 2012 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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