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

May is Healthy Vision and Ultraviolet Awareness Month

News Release from American Academy of Ophthalmology
Taking Simple Steps Can Help Protect Your Sight

Approximately 37 million adults in America have age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma, all of which can cause visual impairment or blindness, according to the National Eye Institute (NEI). In support of NEI’s Healthy Vision Month in May, Vision Resource Center of America and the American Academy of Ophthalmology are encouraging everyone to take charge of their eye health and preserve their sight by following some simple tips.

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VRC Activities and Events

  • 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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  • Caregiver’s Support Group from 2:00-3:00PM at the VRC, located at 2020 Hampden Blvd. Reading 19604
    May 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Insight on BCTV Dr. Nicole Johnson from Kutztown University about Braille
    June 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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  • Lunch and Learn with Dr. Anastasia Traband from Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania presenting on Premature Retinopathy at the VRC, located at 2020 Hampden Blvd. Reading 19604
    June 20, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 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

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