Sights for Hope Service Providers Earn National Certifications for Best Practices

Two of Sights for Hope's Prevention Specialists and screening equipment

Seven Sights for Hope service providers have earned national certifications recently by meeting best practices for their disciplines. Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Dianne Michels earned five-year reaccreditations as both a Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist and a Certified Low Vision Therapist from the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals. Prevention Specialist Ruthie Asmus; Prevention Specialist Angela Hill; Prevention […]

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Sights for Hope Helps Form New Lions Club to Help Lehigh Valley Clients Give Back

Sights for Hope Lehigh Valley Lions Club

Sights for Hope and Pennsylvania Lions District 14-K have formed the Lehigh Valley Sights for Hope Lions Club – a branch of the Whitehall Lions Club that empowers people with visual impairments to give back to their communities. The Lehigh Valley Sights for Hope Lions Club will select and implement service projects at its own […]

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December Activities Offer Music, Holiday Cheer to Close Out 2020

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Center for Vision Loss activities in December will give clients a chance to close out 2020 with music and holiday cheer. The agency’s Monroe County clients will gather to sing carols and create holiday cards on Friday, Dec. 4, and its Lehigh Valley clients can lift their voices to holiday classics and bake holiday cookies […]

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Agency Increases In-Person Client Services in September

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The Center for Vision Loss will offer more in-person client services in September as it extends its response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Agency caseworkers resumed visits into select clients’ homes in the last week of August. Visits will be only made for clients with the most pressing needs until further notice. Caseworkers are equipped […]

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Agency Sustains Excellent Impact Ratings in its Latest Service Year

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While the Center for Vision Loss could not deliver most of its services for months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it earned excellent impact ratings again in 2019-2020. In surveys recorded for the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind (PAB), 97% of agency clients said that its services helped them maintain their level of independence. A […]

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Agency Resumes In-Person Activities for Adult Clients in August

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The Center for Vision Loss has announced its August schedule of client programs and activities, which includes its first in-person activity for adults since March. The organization adapted its services for virtual or remote delivery in April because of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The agency intends to resume in-person programming incrementally in the coming months. […]

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Campers with Visual Impairments Spend Part of their Summer Helping Kids at Good Shepherd

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Kids in the Center for Vision Loss’ Camp I CAN! program spent part of their summer raising money to bring joy to patients in Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Program in Allentown, PA. Each year, Camp I CAN! participants ages 7-13 complete a service project in which they develop teamwork skills and empathy and […]

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

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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 […]

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Center for Vision Loss Announces Plans to Extend its Reactivation

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The Center for Vision Loss will begin to extend its reactivation on June 29 as restrictions related to the global COVID-19 pandemic will be eased throughout its entire service area. The agency closed its campuses and suspended nearly all its operations in March due to state-mandated shutdowns in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh, Northampton, and Monroe counties. All […]

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Agency Seeks Lehigh Valley Clients for Summer Beginner Braille Classes

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The Center for Vision Loss wants to hear from clients in Lehigh and Northampton counties who wish to participate in a beginner-level Braille class this summer. The beginner class will be limited to four clients and would consist of four sessions. Consistent attendance would be required. The classes will be delivered virtually when necessary. Braille […]

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