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Could you be framed as Spectacle Wearer of the Year?

NADINE COYLE is asking glasses wearers in Cork to prove their specs appeal by entering Spectacle Wearer of the Year, with the chance of winning €12,000 cash and €1,000 to spend on eyecare.

Nadine, of the multi-platinum, multi-award winning girl group Girls Aloud, took part in a special photo shoot to launch Specsavers’ annual search for everyday people that wear their specs with pride.

Specs wearers aged 16 years and over from Cork are being encouraged to enter the competition, to be in with a chance of attending a star-studded awards ceremony in London, with one overall winner claiming the coveted title and the five-figure cash prize.

Nadine, who was crowned Best Specs Newcomer at the 2016 Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards, says: ‘I realised I needed glasses to drive and read last year and I’ve been building up my specs wardrobe ever since. I’ve been experimenting with some fab new optical styles, such as cat’s eyes and transparent frames. I can’t believe what I’ve been missing for all these years!

‘I was thrilled to win the newcomer award last year, so it’s a real honour to help with the search to find the 2017 Spectacle Wearer of the Year.’

John Morrin, Specsavers Cork City, Opera Lane store director, says: ‘We’re asking all glasses wearers in Cork City to pucker up and share their best selfie. Not only is it perfect opportunity to showcase their personal specs style to the country, each entry helps raise funds for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

For each entry made €1 will be donated to the charity for the development of The Department of Ophthalmology, adding to the €170,000 that Specsavers has already raised for the charity since 2014.’

The competition has five age categories – 16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-59 and over 60s, with a finalist from each category in Ireland competing to be crowned Ireland’s Spectacle Wearer of the Year. The Irish winner will go on to compete with the finalists from the UK categories to be in with a chance of being crowned the overall winner. Winners from each category will win a VIP makeover and the opportunity to mingle with celebrities at the awards in London in October.

To be in with a chance of scooping the biggest accolade in the specs-wearing world, glasses wearers can enter the competition online at https://loveglasses.specsavers.ie/