Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania
Our Vision is Your Vision
Formerly Tri-County Association for the Blind
Phone: 717-238-2531
info@vrocp.org
Mission Statement
The Mission of Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania is to support and promote the interests of people who are blind, visually impaired and otherwise disabled, and to provide blindness prevention services.
Vision Statement
Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania is to be the premiere resource for blindness prevention services, and to maximize opportunities for individuals who are blind and visually impaired to maintain independence.

Volunteers Needed!

Vision Resources Volunteer Receptionist, Kelsi Bowman, has started a new job in her chosen field, and although we are very happy for her success, it leaves a vacancy at our front desk every Wednesday and Friday.  If you have some time to give on one of those days and would like to help out, all you need are some very basic reception skills, willingness to learn and a smile!  Contact Cheryl Cuddy at ccuddy@vrocp.org or 717-238-2531 for more information!

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A big THANK YOU to everyone that has supported Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania. We successfully crossed the finish line of our 20K challenge. We began a new fiscal year July 1st and you have helped to ensure that our mission will continue, and together we will raise the quality of life for the individuals and communities we serve.


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Protecting Your Eyes from Solar Radiation

The sun supports all life on our planet, but its life-giving rays also pose dangers.

The sun’s primary danger is in the form of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV radiation is a component of solar radiation, but it can also be given off by artificial sources like welding machines, tanning beds and lasers.

Most are aware of the harm UV radiation can do to the skin, but many may not realize that exposure to UV radiation can harm the eyes or that other components of solar radiation can also affect vision.

To read the rest of this article, visit The American Optimetric Association page at

http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/uv-protection?sso=y
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SUMMER CAMPS ARE IN FULL SWING!

 

Out of Site summer camp, for blind/low vision students who will be entering grades 2-5 in the 2014/2015 school year, was held June 24-27.  Campers enjoyed crafts, swimming, water slides, nature walks, Strasburg Railroad and museum, bumper boats, go-karts, special playground and a safety & empowerment session.

 

Our Summer Adventure Camp for blind/low vision students who will be entering grades 6-12 will be held July 15-18.  Planned activities include a chartered trip to the Penn Museum in Philadelphia for a touch tour, an etiquette session, swimming, water slides, nature walks, crafts, farm fun, and more.


 

                                                                                            

 

For information on how you can sponsor or attend next year, call Nancy Altemose at 717-238-2531 or email, prevention@vrocp.org.



        

 

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UniqueSource Infant See United Way National Accredidation Council Pennsylvania Association for the Blind
1130 South 19th Street • Harrisburg, PA 17104 • Phone: 717-238-2531 • Fax: 717-238-0710 • info@vrocp.org