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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

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Story Credit: American Diabetes Association

You may have heard that diabetes causes eye problems and may lead to blindness. People with diabetes do have a higher risk of blindness than people without diabetes. But most people who have diabetes have nothing more than minor eye disorders. With regular checkups, you can keep minor problems minor. And if you do develop a major problem, there are treatments that often work well if you begin them right away.

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VRC Activities and Events

  • Lunch-Learn with Doug & Liz Graybill from Veterans Making A Difference, to be held at Vision Resource Center
    November 29, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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  • Sight Loss Support Group at Vision Resource Center
    November 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Vision Resource Center
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  • Caregiver's Support Group at Vision Resource Center
    November 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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  • Kid's Christmas Activity Day at Vision Resource Center, located at 2020 Hampden Blvd. Reading 19604
    December 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Vision Resource Center, located at 2020 Hampden Blvd. Reading 19604
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Goodbye Summer...

Lori Schermerhorn, President/CEO

It is hard to believe that another summer is gone. The summer vacations are over and the school routine is back! We had an action packed summer with kids camp, adult activity week, and picnics along with our usual monthly client activities, and our fall is shaping up to be just as busy, if not busier!

Our children’s vision screenings will be in full swing again after Labor Day. We perform vision screenings at nursery schools, day care centers, pre-schools, and Head Start Centers. We are also looking to partner with local agencies to screen even more Berks County children.

Over the past few years, we have had a Harvest Fest and 5K run as well as a Dine In the Dark dinner in the fall. All of these events were held on site. While all of these events were well received, we have decided to go in a different direction for this year, and take a break from Harvest Fest and the 5K to focus on making Dine in the Dark bigger and better, and become our signature event! This year it will be held at Crowne Plaza on September 28th. Please check our website for more details. We hope you’ll consider joining us for this enlightening dinner experience!

Please check our website for upcoming events and like our Facebook page!

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