Friday, 13 October 2017

Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards in Aid of Kidscape

For many, deteriorating eyesight comes later in life. However, I've worn glasses for over 42 years now; not continuously of course, I take them off to go to bed, shower and wear contact lenses. I've worn contacts for perhaps ten years but, with so many stylish spectacles frames available, find I wear them less and less. I enjoy wearing glasses and the wide choice of looks and moods that selecting different styles offers. It was therefore a pleasure to be a guest at Specsavers' Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards this week.

I'm wearing Boss Orange 0251 from Specsavers

Here's an event that celebrates the wearing of glasses and the opportunities they offer to enhance the looks and style of the wearer. The national competition is in aid of the children's charity Kidscape and, with its unconscious link to those far-off days when children would be teased at school for wearing specs and at a time when childhood gets harder rather than easier, it's a deserving charity for Specsavers to support. The annual competition is open to all (and covers Ireland too) and Specsavers donates £1 to Kidscape for every entry.

Twiggy at Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards

The event is a colourful and lively party packed with glasses wearers both well-known and less well known. From a prize for a Specsavers' optometrist who saved a patient's life by spotting a symptom-free brain tumour to prizes in several age brackets for stylish spectacles wearers, the Awards celebrate many aspects of optical ownership.

I've very much enjoyed working with Specsavers, who bring such style and positivity to the wearing of glasses. To see how I styled some Specsavers glasses I selected a few months ago, click here. For more on Specsavers, click here.

A mirrored ceiling selfie. I'm wearing Pierre Cardin 02 from Specsavers
Trying different styles of frame

Enjoying the party

This is a sponsored feature made in collaboration with Specsavers.


Rich said...

Where is the button down blue/white check shirt in the top photo from? Looks great. Rich (aged very nearly 45!)

grey fox said...

Thanks Rich, it's Gant.


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