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Vision Resource Center of Berks County - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Vision Resource Center of Berks County
2020 Hampden Boulevard
Reading, PA 19604-1499
(610) 375-8407 (Local)
(610) 375-6467 (Fax)
http://vrcberks.org/

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-4:00 PM.
Geographic area served: Berks County.

Staff

Lori Schermerhorn, Interim CEO, lschermerhorn@vrcberks.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Offers preschool vision screening to detect deviations from normal vision.
  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Offers eye safety program and informational lectures.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in orientation and mobility training, daily living skills, braille.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides on-site employment opportunities for blind and visually impaired individuals.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides referrals to other services.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.
  • Recreation Services
    • Offers games, outdoor activities, various outings.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.

Services for Children

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Offers braille instruction.
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