Center for Vision Loss Adjusts Operations in Compliance with New State Orders

Center for Vision Loss employees who can work from their homes will resume doing so on Thursday in compliance with new state regulations.

The new regulations to combat the global COVID-19 pandemic, issued by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Wednesday, require all businesses “to conduct their operations in whole or in part remotely through individual teleworking of their employees” whenever possible.

The Center for Vision Loss’ guided transport service continues to operate and the organization will announce further changes to its operations if they become necessary.

The Center for Vision Loss empowers people with visual impairments to seize their independence and advances healthy eyesight. With operations in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley and Monroe County, it combines a service tradition motivated by Helen Keller’s advocacy in 1928 with contemporary practices and state-of-the-art technologies. The organization’s support and rehabilitative services promote the accomplishment of daily tasks, increased access to medical services and food supplies, enhanced personal wellness, and extended self-sufficiency. Its free vision screenings for children stimulate success in school and its community education programs advocate for eye health and safety. All agency services are provided at little or no cost, and more than 80% of its clients with vision loss are from low-income households.

The Center for Vision Loss is an independent member of the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind (PAB) that is accredited nationally by the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) and affiliated with the VisionServe Alliance, a network of nearly 120 North American agencies that serve people with impaired sight.