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Sixth Annual Von's Vision Day Program Held at Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center
Saturday, April 6, 2019

DENVER (APRIL 6, 2019) – More than eighty children and their families filtered in and out of Greenwood Village’s Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center on Saturday morning to receive no-cost vision screenings and eye exams as part of Von’s Vision’s sixth annual ‘Von’s Vision Day’ community outreach program. Dozens of local optometrists, opticians, and volunteers participated in the city-wide event, conducting comprehensive optical examinations on each child in attendance on Saturday.
 
Economically-disadvantaged students between the ages of 5 and 18 across the city enrolled in Denver Public Schools were invited to register for the program. Many of these children had never seen an eye doctor prior to Von’s Vision Day, mainly due to financial limitations. The no-cost optical services provided through the program ensures that subpar vision will not negatively impact these students inside and outside the classroom.
 
As participants received their screenings and exams, those with significant visual impairments were invited to select a new pair of frames. More than 250 high-end, fashionable frames were on display, including selections from Etnia, Oakley, A&A and more. Prescription lenses will be cut and added to each student’s preferred frames. These frames will be distributed to the students later this month at the annual Vision Day Reveal Party at Mile High Stadium.
 
Representatives from Hero Practice Services, the official lens provider of Von’s Vision, were on hand to help fit the students for their new frames. The lens prescriptions for each participant will be fulfilled by Hero Practice Services. Von’s Vision also continued its ongoing partnership with Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, having collaborated on the Vision Day program since its inception in 2014.
 
“It is an honor for us to be a part of Von’s Vision Day for the sixth straight year,” said Dr. Lynn Hellerstein. “We love helping give kids the gift of sight.”
 
The demographic targeted by this outreach program faces significant barriers as a result of their visual impairments. For younger children in elementary school, poor vision leads to a greater inability to perform fundamental skills like reading and writing. Because a child may not be able to see words and numbers correctly, their ability to learn and develop is greatly impeded. Even vision that is only slightly worse than that of their classmates can cause children to quickly fall behind in school, significantly hindering their education in the long run.
 
Over 27,000 Denver Public School students under the age of eighteen need vision correction but are unable to receive any, as their families’ income status leaves them behind the barrier of healthcare access. On a grander scale, the state of Colorado is home to 72,000 low-income children who need vision correction but are unable to receive the care they need. Von’s Vision has been diligent in reducing this number, having impacted more than 9,000 children in the Greater Denver area since 2014 through Von’s Vision Day and its other vision-focused outreach programs.
 
Von’s Vision will continue its efforts on April 30th, as it holds its sixth-annual Reveal Party at Mile High Stadium. Students who were prescribed glasses at Von’s Vision Day will attend the Reveal Party, receiving the opportunity to tour Mile High Stadium and meet Von Miller. Miller will spend the evening personally distributing each student’s new pair of glasses.
 





 
 

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IMPACT

According to a 2012 study titled “The Social and Economic Impact of Poor Vision” conducted by The Boston Consulting Group and Essilor, 30% of children experience...

NEED

According to recent data collected by Von’s Vision, 38% of children in the United States need some form of vision correction. Three out of every ten children under six years old...

WHY

As a child, Von remembers times when we went to school without glasses or was made, fun of because of his glasses. Without glasses, it was impossible to see, impossible to...

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