Protect Your Vision On The Job

Story Credit: Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness has declared March as Workplace Eye Wellness Month to provide employers and employees with free information on the dangers of blue light, digital devices and vision, and eye injury prevention in order to promote eye health at work.

“As we spend more and more time on digital devices, at work or at play, we need to make sure we take care of our vision,” said Hugh R. Parry, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness. “By talking to an eye care professional and getting the proper recommendations, we can make sure we protect our eyes for the future.”

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Independent Living with Vision Loss

Increase safety and mobility at home and maintain an active and independent lifestyle.

Call 610-375-8407

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.

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

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.


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VRC Activities and Events

  • Lunch-Learn
    March 27, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    2020 Hampden Blvd. Reading 19604
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  • Sight Loss Support Group with Mark Levengood
    March 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Caregiver’s Support Group
    March 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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President's Message - Winter 2019

Lori Schermerhorn, President/CEO

It's amazing to realize we've made almost ninety trips around the sun. Quite happily, 2019 marks ninety years that Vision Resource Center of Berks County (formerly Berks County Association for the Blind) has been alive and strong, serving our Berks County communities. And we're not even close to slowing down!

Thank you for helping to give VRC the opportunities to provide education, outreach, events, and life moments which positively impacted countless people and their families through the years who live with blindness and low vision. Since 1929 our vision has been focused on being an organization to help create an environment in Berks County in which all people who are blind or visually impaired can be a part of their community with equal opportunities to lead fulfilling lives.

If we can be of any service to you, a loved one, or a friend who lives with blindness or low vision, please contact Vision Resource Center of Berks County by calling 610-375-8407.

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.

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