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Is your spec-tacular selfie worth £10,000?

By David G Scott

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A WICK based opticians urges local people who wear glasses to share a selfie and be in the chance of winning £10,000.

Dance diva, Oti Mabuse, kicked off Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition and is encouraging glasses wearers in Caithness to submit their entries before the deadline of Sunday, June 30.

Oti Mabuse modelling Specsavers glasses.
Oti Mabuse modelling Specsavers glasses.

Glasses wearers aged 16 and over just need to share a selfie and tell Specsavers what their glasses mean to them to be in with the chance of winning.

Oti – who swaps her specs for contact lenses when she hits the dancefloor – said: "I’ve got about 20 glasses and I love changing them to go with different outfits. I feel more confident when I put my specs on. I wouldn’t be Oti without them."

Seven finalists, plus a social media favourite voted for by the public, will attend a celebrity-packed awards ceremony in London, with one overall winner scooping the top award and cash prize.

Ian Morris, store director at Specsavers in Wick, said there was not long left for people "to share their specs appeal" with the whole country. "We’re encouraging glasses wearers to upload a selfie at loveglasses.specsavers.co.uk today. It couldn’t be easier."

For every entry accepted, Specsavers will donate £1 to children’s anti-bullying charity Kidscape and over the last 10 years the competition has raised more than half-a-million pounds.

The money raised from entries will help Kidscape provide training, support and advice for children, parents, schools and those who may be affected by cases of bullying and abuse in the UK.

Oti said: "Kids used to call me 'four eyes' but I always say four eyes are better than two. I believe people should be proud to wear glasses. Embrace them, they are part of who you are and you are fabulous."

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