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Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania

Vision Resources of Central PennsylvaniaVision Resources of Central Pennsylvania (VROCP), formerly Tri-County Association for the Blind, is a 93 year old organization committed to being the premiere resource for blindness prevention services, and to maximize opportunities for individuals who are blind and visually impaired to maintain independence, and enjoy a better quality of life.

Currently Vision Resources serves Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin and Perry Counties, an area of approximately 2,400 square miles and 700,000 citizens. Thanks in part to grant funding the agency received from the Josiah W. and Bessie H. Kline Foundation in FY 2012-2013, Vision Resources was able to continue our mission services to the region including:

The VROCP Eye Clinic and Eye Glass Shoppe, offering no-cost eye examinations for qualified individuals and children referred by school officials.

VROCP Eye Clinic and Eye Glass Shoppe
A Vision Rehab Center providing individuals with full on-site low vision exams, evaluations, rehabilitation and adaptive training. The staff includes a low vision rehabilitation Optometrist, low vision aid specialist and an optician. Vision Resources also offers in-home therapy and case workers specialized in working with the visually impaired.

Vision Rehab CenterCase Management offering a variety of services to help clients remain independent and improve the quality of their lives. Assistance can include shopping, mail reading, bill paying, completion of applications and forms; transportation and escort services; life skills education meetings; information and referral services; recreational opportunities.

Access Technology with up-to-date training for computers, touch technologies and assistive technology equipment for blind and visually impaired individuals. Training is individualized and tailored to meet each client’s needs and goals. The Access Technology Specialist assists in building enhanced employment skills and independence.

Access Technology
Vision Resources Programming Network a radio reading service broadcasting, news, information, entertainment and other programming specifically for the blind and visually impaired community. The reading service includes local newspapers and periodicals as well as books and magazines distributed nationally. The service is almost entirely recorded or read by volunteers and broadcasts twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Vision Resources Programming Network
The Prevention department has a two-fold mission of preventing visual problems and educating the public about eye health and safety. The department provides vision screenings for adults and children to find undetected, yet treatable conditions. In addition to the screenings, the Prevention team offers eye safety programs for adults and interactive eye safety sessions for pre-school and first grade children.

Prevention Department
On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and clients of Vision Resources, we thank the Kline Foundation for your friendship and financial support. Together our partnership can make a difference in the communities we serve. We look forward to continuing the relationship between our two organizations.

New Computers

Thanks to a grant from the Josiah W. and Bessie H. Kline Foundation, Inc., Vision Resources was able to purchase new computers and software for the entire organization. This was a necessary purchase when Windows XP was no longer supported by Microsoft and the first time ever that all of the VROCP computers will be completely compatible throughout the agency. Everyone has been very excited to see the new computers arrive and prepped for service by our experts (and friends) from Archware Computer Services.

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