WGAL Report on VisionCorps Mask Production
Find out how VisionCorps is making face masks to help out during the pandemic. WGAL-TV's Susan Shapiro stopped by the production workplace to interview Dennis Steiner, president and CEO, and workers about this project.
Nonprofits VisionCorps and Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic feel impact of halted services
These stories were originally published near the beginning of April. Information may have changed. These vignettes will be published intermittently as part of a series on COVID-19's impact on nonprofits.
Closet Organizing 101
Stuck at home? What better time than now to consider organizing you closet! I know what you are thinking, how am I going to do that? Please consider these tips and tricks to transform your closet into an organized space!
All About Glaucoma
Since January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, what better time to learn more about Glaucoma (even if we are at the end of the month)? Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damages the optic nerve, often due to abnormally high pressure in the eye (Mayo Clinic, 2018).
Charles Bonnet Syndrome
Have you experienced visual hallucinations following vision loss or a decline in your vision? It is thought that roughly 20% to 50% of people who experience significant vision loss suffer from Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS).
Job Search Tips
VisionCorps’ Mission is to empower individuals with vision loss to attain independence. For those living with blindness and low vision, finding a job can be an important part of the independence process. Below are some tips to help with searching for employment.
VisionCorps Voucher Program
VisionCorps and the Pennsylvania Vision Foundation have been working together to offer free vision examinations as well as basic frames and lenses to low-income families in Southeastern and South Central Pennsylvania.
The Ingredients for a Full Life: An Interview with Jason Wengert
Jason Wengert, 47, enjoys a full life with the support of family, friends, faith, and VisionCorps. He first connected with VisionCorps in 1999, when it was still the Susquehanna Association for the Blind and Vision Impaired.
Interview with an OT: Taylor Newswanger
Taylor Newswanger is an occupational therapist (MS, OTR/L) with VisionCorps, who received her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Alvernia University. Now she continues to work with the senior population and younger clients, as an occupational therapist specializing in low vision.
Interview with an OTA: Stacie Doan
Stacie Doan is an Occupational Therapy Assistant, COTA/L, SCLV-A, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Associate’s degree from Pennsylvania State University. She has been in the field of occupational therapy for 7 years, with 3 and a half years at VisionCorps.