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Von's Vision

University Health Services is proud to host Von's Vision for Texas A&M University students! Von's Vision provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to receive a comprehensive eye exam and a pair of prescription glasses at no cost.

Event Information

Event Dates: Thursday, March 7

Event Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Event Location: University Health Services (A.P. Beutel Health Center, Basement Room 027)

Event Eligibility:
  • Undergraduate and graduate students must be eligible for financial aid* and must not have vision insurance
*To prove financial aid eligibility, students must have access to their current Texas A&M University Financial Aid Award Letter and show their Cost of Attendance (COA) is greater than their Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

Registration Links

Students must pre-register for each event.

Items to Bring

  • Personal Identification (only one form of ID needed):
    • TAMU Student ID (preferred)
    • Government-Issued ID (Driver’s License; Passport)
  • Event Eligibility Form:
    • Financial Aid Award Letter (accessible via Texas A&M University Financial Aid portal; bring printed copy or photo of 2023-2024 Award Letter; letter must show Cost of Attendance (COA) is greater than their Expected Family Contribution (EFC))

What to Expect Day-Of

When you arrive at the student health center, look for the Von’s Vision signage to lead you to the event location. Signage will be near the first floor entrance, as well as when you arrive on the basement level. Check-in for the event will be hosted in the basement, room 027 (southeast side of the A.P. Beutel Health Center).
Please arrive for your appointment at least 10 minutes in advance. You will be asked to show a form of personal identification as well as the event eligibility form.
The entire paperwork and examination process will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. You will be meeting with optometry staff during the examination process and will then be led to a kiosk where you will be able to pick out a frame for your glasses. You will not receive any glasses on the day of the event, as they must be customized based on your prescription specifications. You will receive a copy of your prescription following your examination.
Once the examination process is complete and you have picked out your frames, you are welcome to exit the building. Your prescription will then be sent to a lab where your new prescription will be filled. You do not have to check-out after utilizing the event.
This event can only be possible with the help of student volunteers. While staff are present to assist with this event, a large number of individuals assisting with operations are student volunteers as well as community optometry staff. Every volunteer signs a confidentiality statement prior to assisting with this event. If at any time you feel uncomfortable with the volunteers helping at this event, please notify a staff member.


Glasses Pick-Up: After your prescription has been filled at a partner facility, the glasses will then be sent back to the student health center (typically within 8 weeks following the event). When the glasses arrive in the health center, you will be contacted via the email you provided when you registered for the event. This email will specify pick up days, times, and the location within the health center.

Students have one month following notification to pick up their glasses in the health center, or arrange for an alternate method to receive their glasses. Any glasses not picked up within one month post-notification will be used at future Von's Vision events.

If the event is hosted towards the end of the semester, glasses may be shipped to the address provided when the student registered for the event.

If minor adjustments to your frames are needed, please visit a future Von's Vision event. If there are any issues with the glasses and/or prescription, please notify a University Health Services staff member.