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.

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

Eye Health in Sports and Recreation

Story Credit: David Turbert, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Tens of thousands of sports and recreation-related eye injuries occur each year. The good news is that 90 percent of serious eye injuries are preventable through use of appropriate protective eyewear.

The risk of eye injury can vary depending on the activity. Make sure the level of eye protection you or others in your family use is appropriate for the type of activity. Regular eyeglasses do not offer proper eye protection.


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VRC Activities and Events

  • Insight on BCTV Shannon Rager from The Seeing Eye about the Puppy Raising Process for a Seeing Eye dog
    May 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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  • Social and Recreational Activity – Vision and Hearing Expo at The Crowne Plaza, located at 1741 Papermill Road, Wyomissing 19610
    May 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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  • Lunch Bunch at Gettin' Crabby at the Crab Barn, located at 2613 Hampden Blvd. Reading 19604
    May 16, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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  • Sight Loss Support Group at the VRC, located at 2020 Hampden Blvd. Reading 19604
    May 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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President's Message - Spring 2018

Lori Schermerhorn, President/CEO

At VRC, SPRING IS IN THE AIR! We just pushed the clocks ahead, NOW we're just waiting for the temperature to rise. 2018 has continued to provide forward momentum here at VRC with an abundant calendar of activities, educational events, outreach opportunities, and the chance to help our community. With almost 90 years of positive involvement right here in Berks County, we're only just getting started!

Keep these dates open... May 3, June 6, and September 27 as VRC is involved in BIG events this year. On May 3 beginning at 9 a.m., Vision and Hearing Expo will be held at Crowne Plaza. This Expo offers a free admission event of cutting edge tech and education in all things vision and hearing related. Give your clubs a swing at noon on June 6 at our 2018 Fund Raiser Golf Tournament that promises a great day on the links along with the opportunity to help provide financial support for our non-profit mission. And on September 27, Dine in the Dark will offer everyone involved a night to truly remember. If you or your organization is interested in partnering with us with any of these events, please call me (610-375-8407 ext. 112) to talk about them.

We hope brighter and warmer days of Spring puts a smile on your face. 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

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Articles and References

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