The Crisis at Christmas Opticians team are looking for people to lend them domiciliary eye testing equipment.

Between December 24-29, 60 volunteers will form 30 mobile optical teams and visit centres across London, offering eye tests and an eyewear service. They need handheld focimeters, i-care tonometers, Sussex Vision test charts and small cases of trial lenses. All loaned equipment is insured by the charity and donated items will be used during the Christmas period and throughout the year in London.

The team are asking anyone who wishes to loan or date equipment to contact Will Pearce on will.pearce@vchp.org.uk. Last year, volunteers were able to provide sight tests and glasses for more than 300 people.