August is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
Story Credit: Consumer Health Digest
August is dedicated to preventing eye injuries and vision loss and saving children’s eyesight. One of 20 children ages 3 to 5 has a vision problem that could result in permanent vision if left untreated. Despite this unsettling statistics, 80 percent of preschoolers do not receive an eye screening. Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month encourages parents to learn how to protect their child’s eyesight and save their child’s eyesight from vision threatening conditions through regular eye exams, hence early detection and proper treatment. According to Craig Hensle, MD, President of the Virginia Society of Ophthalmology, eye exams for children are important because vision changes can occur without you or your child noticing.
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
Lunch Bunch at Mimmo's Restaurant
August 21, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Mimmo's Restaurant, 290 Morgantown Rd, Reading, PA 19611, USA
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Insight on BCTV
September 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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President's Message - Spring 2019
Lori Schermerhorn, President/CEO
Until next time….
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