Specialist optical supplier Mid-Optic has shown its support for Crisis at Christmas and donated much needed optical products that will be used by volunteers to perform sight tests.
Crisis at Christmas is an annual initiative that sees essential services such as optometrists, dispensing opticians, dentists and hairdressers offer their services to over 4000 homeless people at Crisis centres across the UK over the festive period.
Other services available during the initiative include housing and employment advice.
Mid-Optic’s donation of optical products and ophthalmic drops to Crisis is just one of a number of charities that it will donate to this year rather than send Christmas cards.
Crisis at Christmas runs for eight days, during which more than 10,000 volunteers will offer their skills, as well as prepare more than 38,000 meals for homeless people.
Head of Crisis at Christmas, Ian Richards, said: “Crisis at Christmas simply would not be possible without the generosity of our supporters - our devoted fundraisers, donors, volunteers, campaigners and partners. We would like to thank Mid-Optic for their donation of optical items, which helps us provide a lifeline for homeless people this Christmas and a chance to take their first steps out of homelessness.”