Nov 12, 2020

Kristen Boyle’s vision is clear – although legally blind she is dedicated to helping those who suffer from vision loss

Kristen Boyle is an inspiration to everyone who meets her. Legally blind, she has become an integral part of the design and creation of many programs for Northeast Sight Services in Exeter, Pa. She is committed to the development and improvement of programs that help other members of the community who suffer from vision loss.

Founded in 1918, Northeast Sight Services is a nonprofit organization that serves Northeastern Pennsylvania, including Luzerne, Wyoming, Wayne, and Pike counties.

The mission of Northeast Sight Services is to help blind and visually impaired individuals achieve the best possible quality of life by providing comprehensive, compassionate services and to prevent vision loss through education and early detection for people of all ages.

“I am so excited to put this funding toward continuing the great programming Northeast Sight Services provides to the blind and visually impaired members of our community. This funding will help us continue providing virtual programming to our clients, giving them support and connection during these trying times,” Boyle said. “It will also allow us to continue our in-home support and Vision Rehabilitation Therapy, helping people to adapt their homes and learn the skills to live independently following vision loss.

“I am so grateful to PPL for giving back to the community in this way and am especially humbled to have been named as a Bright Lights winner for my organization.”

To learn more about the work of Northeast Sight Services, visit

In recognition of PPL’s 100th anniversary this year, the PPL Foundation awarded a total of $100,000 in grants to help illuminate the outstanding contributions of individuals working in the nonprofit sector. Ten Bright Lights grants of $10,000 were awarded in recognition of the honorees to the nonprofit agencies they support.