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to help visually impaired residents right here in Berks County.

Independent Living with Vision Loss

Increase safety and mobility at home and maintain an active and independent lifestyle.

accredited by the National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services
works closely with the Bureau of Blind and Visual Services
a member of the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind

Vision Resource Center of Berks County LogoFor 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

May is Healthy Vision and Ultraviolet Awareness Month

Taking Simple Steps Can Help Protect Your Sight

News Release from American Academy of Ophthalmology

Approximately 37 million adults in America have age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma, all of which can cause visual impairment or blindness. Learn how you can take charge of your eye health and preserve your sight by following some simple tips.

read the rest of the story here

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VRC Activities and Events

  • Lunch and Learn
    May 24, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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  • Sight Loss Support Group with Mark Levengood at VRC
    May 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    2020 Hampden Blvd, Reading, PA 19604, USA
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  • Caregiver's Support Group at VRC
    May 24, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    2020 Hampden Blvd, Reading, PA 19604, USA
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Happy Spring, Everyone!

Lori Schermerhorn, President/CEO

Mother Nature sure has been giving us a run for our money this past winter, hasn’t she? Here at VRC we have been ready and looking forward to the warmer weather months coming up! Our second Easter egg hunt for blind and visually impaired kids and their siblings is just around the corner (complete with “talking” eggs that say “Yoohoo!! I’m hiding!” providing audible clues to help the kids locate them) which was a lot of fun for the kids and us last year!

Our annual Vision and Hearing Expo is coming up again on May 17th at the Reading Crowne Plaza (see ad on the front page of our Spring Edition of In-Sight HERE for more info)! June ushers in summer and even warmer weather as we plan activities and day trips for our adult clients, and then it’s time for Kids Camp again in July! Busy days ahead but that’s the way we like it!

We also recently gave our website a facelift! Check it out when you have a chance to see what we’re up to (www.vrcberks.org) and like us on Facebook to get more information going on at our agency as well as inspirational stories about the blind and visually impaired!

Until next time….

Community Impact
Community Impact

Free vision screeningseducation programs and special events to aid in vision awareness and help prevent visual impairments in Berks County.

Business Opportunities
Business Opportunities

Get competitive, fair pricing for packaging and assembly services while providing meaningful jobs to visually impaired individuals in the community.


VRC In-Sight Newsletter

PDF and audio download files of Vision Resource Center's popular quarterly publication, In-Sight


Articles and References

News, events and timely information related to low vision, blindness and other health related issues