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Center for Vision Loss Endowment Fund

Center for Vision Loss logoAn Agency Fund Established at the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

The Center for Vision Loss understands that living with a visual impairment is not easy.  Vision loss can be caused by disease, injury, accident or be present at birth.  Many older adults lose their vision as a result of one of the age-related eye diseases-macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. Our caring staff and volunteers know that vision loss, whether sudden or progressive, creates issues such as anxiety, grief, anger, and depression which individuals often cannot manage by themselves.

The Center for Vision Loss is the only non-profit agency in the region dedicated to the mission of improving the lives of people with vison loss and promoting healthy vision in the community. Since 1928 in the Lehigh Valley and 2002 in Monroe County, we have translated that mission into action with  programs and services that promote independence including social services and in-home visits, a low vision clinic, lifeskills education classes, support groups, escorted transportation with a sighted guide, socialization activities and an introduction to assistive technology.  

Center for Vision LossCommunity outreach is also an important part of our focus. Because 80% of what a child learns comes through vision, we annually provide thousands of children ages 6 months to 6 years with free vision screenings to improve their readiness for school. Our staff also offers many kinds of educational programs about eye health and eye safety for people of all ages.

Because most of our services are provided for no charge, the Center for Vision Loss relies heavily on community support to continue our work now and to allow us to develop programs to meet future needs as the incidence of vision loss continues to grow. Your investment will positively affect the lives of many people--maybe even you or someone close to you.

Gifts to the Fund can be made by submitting a check, payable to the Center for Vision Loss Endowment Fund, to the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, 840 W. Hamilton Street, Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18101.  Gifts can also be made via credit card by clicking the PayPal 'Donate' button below.  A PayPal account is not required to make an online gift to the Fund.