COLLEGE STATION, Texas - For college students sometimes, the path to their future can be blurred, but former Aggie linebacker and current Denver Bronco Von Miller is looking to change that by providing students with clear vision.
Miller is known for his excellence on the field and now he is showing his greatness off the field by providing students at Texas A&M with free glasses.
“If you can't see you can’t really perform well academically. So, we saw this as a great opportunity to support our mission to help student stay well and do well at the university,” said Director of Student Health Services Martha Dannenbaum, M.D.
As a former Texas A&M student athlete, Miller knows the importance of performing well both on the field and in the classroom, which is why he started Von’s Vision.
“Since I made the transition into being a full-time student, I don't have vision insurance anymore. So, this was really a lifesaver,” said Texas A&M student Russell Gatlin.
Over the course of three days, hundreds of Texas A&M students like Gatlin will receive free eye exams and corrective glasses.
“I think it’s really cool that Von Miller is doing it because not only is a great Aggie and football player, but his glasses are a part of who he is. When you think of von miller you think of the crazy fun frames,” said Gatlin.
Glasses for a renewed sense of confidence and to see into a clear future.
“Students are leaving with their new glasses on and smiling and looking forward to being able to see the world in a different way,” said Dannenbaum.
This event is in partnership with Texas A&M Student Health Services, VSP Vision and the Von Miller Foundation.
The event will go until Thursday, March 8 in the A.P. Beutel Health Center Basement Conference Room on the campus of A&M.
As a part of Von's Vision Day, the Denver Bronco will be giving undergraduate students on financial aid free eye exams.