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Von Miller Visits Broncos Boys & Girls Club to Unveil Inaugural 'Von's Vision Center'
Posted By:  Austin Alley
Friday, November 16, 2018

DENVER (NOVEMBER 15, 2018) – Broncos Linebacker Von Miller paid the students at the Denver Broncos Boys & Girls Club a visit on Wednesday evening to unveil his inaugural ‘Von’s Vision Center.’ Von’s Vision Centers are a continuation of Miller’s signature outreach program, Von’s Vision Day, where students are provided with free eye exams, vision screenings, and a new pair of glasses.
 
Miller was warmly welcomed into the club’s Teen Zone, where the new Vision Center is located, by high-fives from the students. The ceremony was kicked off by Troy Renck of Denver7 News, who served as the program’s emcee. Miller participated in a Q&A session with the students and foundation supporters in attendance, where he spoke at length about the importance of Von’s Vision’s mission and the Vision Center program. Miller was joined by several of his executive board members to help cut the ribbon and officially unveil his first Vision Center.
 
The newest program of Miller’s foundation, Von’s Vision Center allows in-need students to receive vision care on an ongoing basis without the burden of transportation. These new centers are all-encompassing mobile carts that provide all equipment needed for an optometrist to perform proper eye examinations. The cart also holds Von’s Vision swag for the students to access, such as branded lens cleaning clothes, lens cleaning wipes, wrist bands, glasses cases, and more. The goal is to install a Vision Center in all Metro Denver Boys & Girls Clubs as well as in partnership with Texas A&M University Student Health Services in College Station, TX, Von’s alma mater.
 
“When we were ready to pilot the first mobile Vision Center, it just made sense to do it at the Denver Broncos Boys & Girls Club,” said Miller. “Students from this Boys & Girls Club have been attending Von’s Vision Days for years. We wanted to bring the Center here to serve any we have missed due to transportation issues.”
 
The Vision Center at the Broncos Boys & Girls Club was quickly put to use. Jina Schaff, OD, a partner optometrist with Vision Care Specialists, was on hand to begin conducting eye exams with Tami’jayne Howard, a nine-year-old girl who has had the same pair of glasses for the past five years. Tami’jayne received a pair prescription frames that resembled Miller’s personal style. Vision specialists will visit the kiosk on a monthly basis, conducting eye exams and distributing free prescription glasses to any student whose vision requires corrective eyewear.
 
The unveiling of this inaugural Vision Center represents a new direction in outreach programming for Von’s Vision. These kiosks will allow students to be impacted on a more ongoing basis throughout the year and as each new Vision Center is launched, hundreds more children will receive the gift of sight. This new programming direction is more robust, comprehensive, and wider-reaching and will solidify Miller’s long-term philanthropic legacy. However, these Vision Centers take a village to implement, and Von’s Vision is seeking to rally the community to launch as many new Vision Centers as possible.
 
The Von’s Vision Center launch comes on the heels of Miller’s successful ‘Western Round-Up’ celebrity fundraising event on Monday, November 4th. Miller and a dozen of his Broncos teammates helped to raise more than $400,000 in support of Von’s Vision. These proceeds will fund outreach programs like Von’s Vision Centers for the ensuing year.
 





 
 
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