Yeovil Specsavers’ customer Ben Akers has been chosen from thousands of proud glasses wearers as a finalist for Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year.

Ben, aged 37 could follow in the footsteps of last year’s Award winner, Love Island star Alex Miller, winning £10,000 and the chance to mingle with the stars at the annual Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards glitzy ceremony in London.

A word from the finalist

Ben was invited to visit his local Specsavers store in Yeovil to receive a bottle of champagne, a certificate and a £125 glasses voucher.

Ben Akers, regional finalist, said: ‘I entered the competition quite a while ago so I was surprised to get the call saying I had made it through as a regional finalist. It’s a great feeling to know that people think you look good in glasses. I’ve been wearing them since I was eighteen and they really have become part of my life and my look’.

Jerry Shrubb, Yeovil store director, said: ‘We are delighted to congratulate Ben on getting through as a regional finalist. It’s great to see someone enjoying wearing glasses and highlighting how they can be a fashion item.’

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