Donna proves she has the Specs Factor

Dromara lady Donna Davison shows off her specs appeal after she was named a regional finalist in Specsavers' Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition.
Dromara lady Donna Davison shows off her specs appeal after she was named a regional finalist in Specsavers' Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition.

A Dromara lady has been chosen out of hundreds of people from across Northern Ireland as a regional finalist for Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year.

Donna Davison could win £10,000 and a luxury holiday in the Bahamas if she wins, as well as a chance to mingle with the stars at the 20th annual Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards.

Glasses wearers have been showing off their specs style by sharing their selfies online and entering in stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Donna was invited to visit Specsavers to receive a bottle of champagne, a certificate and a £150 glasses voucher as she was announced as a finalist in the 45 to 59 age category.

“I’ve been wearing specs for 20 years and love checking out new designs and styles,” she said. “I’m really delighted to have got this far in the competition. I was browsing online and saw the competition on the Specsavers website and thought why not have a go.”

Brian O’Kane, Specsavers Northern Ireland Chairman said: “We’d like to congratulate Donna on reaching the regional finalist stage of Spectacle Wearer of the year. It’s a great honour and we wish her and the other finalists the best of luck for the next stage of the awards.”

The awards were launched by Spice Girls singer and Heart FM DJ Emma Bunton earlier this year. If Donna triumphs in her age category, she could meet Emma at the celeb-packed awards ceremony at London’s 8 Northumberland Avenue on Tuesday 6 October.

All age category winners will win a VIP makeover, with one overall winner taking home the ultimate accolade in specs wearing.

The ultimate Spectacle Wearer of the Year winner will receive £10,000, plus a week’s holiday for two in the Bahamas courtesy of Atlantis Paradise Island and a wardrobe of specs to suit every style.