Important Message from VRC
In light of the recent events regarding the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Vision Resource Center remains unwavering in its dedication to our Berks County communities. Please note we will be experiencing situations that may result in the rescheduling and/or cancellation of VRC activities and events. For up-to-date information related to Vision Resource Center schedules and events, please call 610-375-8407 or visit us on Facebook.
We encourage everyone to be educated regarding facts and information that are currently known. The Center for Disease Control provides the latest information on Coronavirus, including steps to prevent illness, what to do if you’re sick, and ways to keep your surroundings safe. Call your doctor or health professional immediately if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19. More here...
For additional information, please visit the following sites:
Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/
Pennsylvania Department of Health: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx
March is National Save Your Vision Month
credit: American Optometric Association
Digital technology not only redefines how people interact with the world, but also how they see it, making it all the more important for the public to make smart eye care choices.
That's why the '21st-century Eye' is the focus of AOA's Save Your Vision Month public awareness campaign throughout March, offering consumers a healthy reminder about eye health from the most authoritative source they know—their eye doctors.
“This is an opportunity to really educate as many people as we can, to start that word of mouth of, ‘hey, let’s take care of our eyes,'” Dr. Jack Schaeffer, O.D., Optometry Cares board member says in an upcoming article about the campaign in the March edition of AOA Focus.
Vision Resource Center of Berks County is accredited by the National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services, works closely with the Bureau of Blind and Visual Services, and is 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
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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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VRC Activities and Events
Insight on BCTV
April 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Lunch Bunch at The Pourhouse American Grille
April 15, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
3341 Pricetown Rd, Fleetwood, PA 19522, USA
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Lori Schermerhorn, President/CEO
Until next time….
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