Important Message from VRC
In light of the recent events regarding the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Vision Resource Center remains unwavering in its dedication to our Berks County communities. Please note we will be experiencing situations that may result in the rescheduling and/or cancellation of VRC activities and events. For up-to-date information related to Vision Resource Center schedules and events, please call 610-375-8407 or visit us on Facebook.
We encourage everyone to be educated regarding facts and information that are currently known. The Center for Disease Control provides the latest information on Coronavirus, including steps to prevent illness, what to do if you’re sick, and ways to keep your surroundings safe. Call your doctor or health professional immediately if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19. More here...
For additional information, please visit the following sites:
Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/
Pennsylvania Department of Health: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx
June is Cataract Awareness Month
Story Credit: Prevent Blindness America
Vision Loss from Leading Cause of Blindness Can be Restored with Proper Treatment
There are currently more than 24 million Americans age 40 and older who have cataract, according to the Vision Problems in the U.S. report from Prevent Blindness America. It is the leading cause of blindness worldwide.
Cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens which blocks or changes the passage of light into the eye. Unlike many eye diseases, however, vision loss due to cataract can be restored. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States and has a 95 percent success rate. And, a new study found that cataract surgery patients had a significantly reduced rate of hip fractures from falls.
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
Support the White Cane Fund
Monetary gifts from individuals and groups like yours provide VRC with unrestricted funds to provide services and programs for our clients. Partner with us to make our Berks communities a better place for our neighbors in need.
For additional information, including more on the services and programs that benefit from your generosity, please click HERE.
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Lori Schermerhorn, President/CEO
Until next time….
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