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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

Fireworks Eye Safety Advice from AAO

Story Credit: American Academy of Opthalmology

Summer safety starts with all of us...

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.

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VRC Activities and Events

  • Lunch and Learn with Cynthia Celi from Mom's Meals NourishCare, to be held at the VRC, located at 2020 Hampden Blvd. Reading 19604
    July 26, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    VRC, located at 2020 Hampden Blvd. Reading 19604
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  • Sight Loss Support Group at the VRC
    July 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Vision Resource Center of Berks County, 2020 Hampden Blvd, Reading, PA 19604, USA
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  • Caregiver's Support Group at VRC
    July 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Vision Resource Center of Berks County, 2020 Hampden Blvd, Reading, PA 19604, USA
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  • Insight on BCTV Interviewing a Teacher of the Visually Impaired
    August 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Happy Summer, Everyone!

Lori Schermerhorn, President/CEO

While some people may think summer is a time to slow down, that is not the case at VRC!

The summer months mean a hectic time as we plan and implement camps and other summer activities for our clients! After camps are over, we will continue to focus on our Dine in the Dark event that has been scheduled for Thursday, September 28th at Crowne Plaza. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever before! We hope that you will join us for an amazing and enlightening evening of inspiration, food, and entertainment. Lastly, I would like to thank everyone who came and participated in the Vision and Hearing Expo. It was definitely a huge success!

Please check our website www.vrcberks.org 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