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Von's Vision Visits Tampa to Host Special Super Bowl Vision Day
Sunday, February 7, 2021

Von’s Vision, the foundation of Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller, hosted one of its flagship Von’s Vision Day programs at Bell Shoals Church in Brandon, Florida on Saturday in celebration of Sunday’s Super Bowl in Tampa Bay. More than 130 Tampa-area children showed up for the program, receiving no-cost vision screenings, eye exams and – if needed – a pair of high-end prescription glasses, courtesy of Etnia Barcelona.

Students from all over Greater Tampa were invited to participate in the Super Bowl Vision Day, including families involved with Bell Shoals Church, Habitat for Humanity and Hillsborough County Public Schools. Doctors from local optometry practices were on hand throughout the day to screen the students’ vision and take down their prescriptions, which will eventually be turned into prescription lenses that will help the students perform better in school.

Many of the students who participated in the program had not seen an eye doctor in three or more years, wearing undersized glasses with outdated prescription lenses. The exams administered through the program provide financial flexibility to these families, who have felt the economic burden of the COVID-19 pandemic more than most.

"Many students in our diverse school district are facing severe financial hardships, and a visit to the eye doctor may not be a possibility. Von's Vision Foundation is stepping in to give critical supports to our children that will have a lasting impact not only in the classroom, but on the rest of their lives. We deeply appreciate Mr. Miller's leadership and dedication toward children across the country, and we are humbled and grateful that our learners will be able to benefit from this crucial initiative," said Hillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent Addison Davis.

Exclusive frames sponsor Etnia Barcelona had more than 400 high-end frame models on display for the children to try on. The stylish and modern frames provided by Etnia Barcelona will help make the students feel cool and confident in their new glasses.

“I am so excited to be able to celebrate this year’s Super Bowl with another Von’s Vision Day," stated Miller. "There are thousands of kids in Tampa who need our help and thanks to Etnia Barcelona, we are able to give them the gift of sight.”

In all, Von’s Vision was able to provide more than $75,000 in no-cost optometry services and glasses through Saturday’s program.
















 
 

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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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