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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.

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Independent Living with Vision Loss

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

Call 610-375-8407

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

September is National Guide Dog Month

Story Credit: Natural Balance Pet Foods

National Guide Dog Month is a celebration of guide dogs throughout North America. Guide Dog Month was first inspired by U.S. pet food manufacturer Natural Balance’s co-founder, Dick Van Patten, who was impressed by the intelligence and training of guide dogs. During a visit to a local guide dog school, he was blindfolded and experienced how guide dogs provide mobility and assistance to visually impaired and blind people. After learning about the costs, dedication and commitment to raise and train a guide dog, he was inspired to help raise awareness and support the cause.

read the rest of the story here

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VRC Activities and Events

  • Lunch-Learn with Vali Heist from The Clutter Crew, presenting on organization, to be held at VRC, located at 2020 Hampden Blvd. Reading 19604
    September 26, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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  • Sight Loss Support Group with Mark Levengood at VRC, located at 2020 Hampden Blvd. Reading 19604
    September 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Caregiver's Support Group at VRC, located at 2020 Hampden Blvd. Reading 19604
    September 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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President's Message - Summer 2018

Lori Schermerhorn, President/CEO

For as long as Winter seemed to be this year, Spring came and went in a blink and we’re already heading into the hazy crazy days of Summer! We hope you found our annual Vision and Hearing Expo to be a worthwhile venture and planning has already begun for our annual Dine in the Dark coming this fall. Last year we moved to the Crowne Plaza and we couldn’t have been more pleased with the results! We’ll be there again this year on Thursday, September 27th and we really hope you’ll plan to be there with us for this enlightening event! Enjoy your Summer, and we’ll see you again in the Fall!!

If we can be of any service to you, a loved one, or a friend who suffers from blindness or low vision, please contact Vision Resource Center of Berks County HERE or call 610-375-8407. For current happenings, schedules, and other VRC information, bookmark our website and visit our Facebook page. We'd love to connect with you!

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