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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

Glaucoma... The Leading Cause of Preventable Blindness

Story Credit: Glaucoma Research Foundation

Currently, more than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase.Glaucoma is called "the sneak thief of sight" since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it's permanent. As much as 40% of vision can be lost without a person noticing. Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. Moreover, among African American and Latino populations, glaucoma is more prevalent...

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VRC Activities and Events

  • Sight Loss Support Group with Mark Levengood
    January 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Vision Resource Center, located at 2020 Hampden Blvd. Reading 19604
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  • Caregiver’s Support Group
    January 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    2020 Hampden Blvd. Reading 19604
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  • Social and Recreational Activity – Broadway comes to Hampden Blvd.
    February 6, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    2020 Hampden Blvd, Reading, PA 19604, USA
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President's Message - Fall 2018

Lori Schermerhorn, President/CEO

Summer vacations are over and the school year has already begun, but we sure had an action packed summer! We kicked it off with adult activity week and kid’s camp, various soc and rec activities for our clients as well as vision screenings at the Olivets Boys and Girls Clubs, local libraries and health fairs! Our fall is shaping up to be just as busy!

Our children’s vision screenings are in full swing. We are planning a variety of events for our clients through the end of the year and already looking to 2019!

Dine in the Dark was held at Crowne Plaza on Thursday, September 27th. We are fortunate that WFMZ was our Platinum Sponsor and appreciate the support of many area business that stepped up and supported the evening. Please visit our Dine in the Dark page for more details.

Lastly, there is an 80s Dance being held on Friday, October 5th at the Lincoln Park Fire Company Banquet Hall with proceeds to benefit VRC! Come out and join us for a fun night of music and dancing! Visit the 80s Dance EVENT PAGE for more information.

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