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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.
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
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
Fireworks Eye Safety Advice from AAO
Story Credit: American Academy of Opthalmology,
Know the Signs and Symptoms!
Fireworks may be advertised like toys. You may think you know how to handle them safely. But fireworks injure thousands of Americans every year. Playing with fireworks can blind you or your loved ones. Leave fireworks to the professionals this year. According to a recent report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, fireworks injuries in the in the United States caused nearly 10,500 injuries requiring treatment in emergency rooms.
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VRC Activities and Events
Lunch Bunch at Mimmo's Restaurant and Pizzeria, located at 290 Morgantown Road, Reading 19611
July 18, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Social and Recreational Activity – Buffet lunch and performance of “Music in Time” at Timbers in Mt. Gretna
August 1, 2018
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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….
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