Fireworks Eye Safety
Story Credit: American Academy of Ophthalmology
The numbers are clear: fireworks are dangerous, and the month around July 4th is the most dangerous time. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's most recent annual fireworks injury report fireworks caused eight deaths and nearly 13,000 injuries in 2017. Two-thirds of the fireworks injuries treated in emergency rooms happened between mid-June and mid-July...
Vision Resource Center of Berks County is accredited by the National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services, works closely with the Bureau of Blind and Visual Services, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind.
For over 85 years the Vision Resource Center of Berks County has helped prevent blindness, increase awareness and enabled visually impaired residents to lead independent and productive lives within the community.
The VRC Advantage:
• Yearly Service to over 400 Blind and Visually Impaired Berks County Residents
• Over 3000 FREE Children's Vision Screenings Completed Annually
• FREE Social Activities and Informative Events Each and Every Month
• Employment Opportunities and Professional Business Help
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VRC Activities and Events
July 24, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Dine in the Dark
September 26, 2019
Crowne Plaza Reading, 1741 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610, USA
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President's Message - Spring 2019
Lori Schermerhorn, President/CEO
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