Staff at Specsavers in East Kilbride are on the hunt for this year’s Spectacle Wearer of the Year.

Last chance to enter

The store organised a scouting day with a stand in East Kilbride Shopping Centre. The stand attracted over 60 entries from locals eager to scoop the title.

By simply sharing a selfie by Sunday 3 July, glasses wearers in East Kilbride could be in with a chance of winning a trip to New York and £10,000.

Now in its 21st year, the competition raises valuable funds for anti-bullying charity Kidscape, which has totalled £300,000 to date.

Looking for locals with specs appeal

Shirley-Ann Kennedy, store director at Specsavers in East Kilbride, said: ‘This is the last chance for people in East Kilbride to showcase their specs appeal to the whole country. We’re encouraging glasses wearers to upload a selfie at today, it couldn’t be easier.’

The competition has five age categories – 16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-59 and over 60s plus a Facebook favourite voted for by the public. A winner from each category will win a VIP makeover and will mingle with celebrities at a central London awards ceremony in October.

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.

To be in with a chance of scooping the biggest accolade in the specs-wearing world, glasses wearers can enter the competition online at

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