About Our Agency

The Center for Vision Loss is the only nonprofit organization that serves the visual well-being of everyone in Lehigh, Northampton, and Monroe counties at little or no cost. Its core principle is that visual deficits should never decrease a person’s quality of life nor be a barrier to independence and achievement. The agency traces its inception to 1928, when Lions Clubs in Lehigh and Northampton counties responded to a direct appeal from iconic activist Helen Keller. Expansion in 2002 took place at the urging of community leaders in Monroe County.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT
To enable personal triumphs over vision challenges.

OUR VISION STATEMENT
To influence a world in which vision loss is not a barrier to independence and achievement.

OUR SERVICE AREAS
Lehigh Valley: Lehigh and Northampton counties in eastern Pennsylvania
Monroe: Monroe County in eastern Pennsylvania

OUR PURPOSES
Support: To deliver support and improve quality of life for people who experience vision loss.
Rehabilitation: To provide for rehabilitation of visual capabilities in children and adults.
Prevention: To encourage people of all ages to engage in practices and behaviors that prevent vision loss.

OUR IMPACTS
Support: The agency’s annual goal is for at least 75 percent of its vision loss clients to report that the services they receive help them maintain their independence.
Rehabilitation: The agency’s annual goal is for at least 85 percent of vision loss clients in its lifeskills programs to improve their functional capabilities.
Prevention: The agency reflects its impact in the numbers of children and adults engaged, screened, referred for additional care, and educated annually.

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