An Irvine Specsavers branch customer has been chosen from thousands of proud glasses wearers as a finalist for Spectacle Wearer of the Year.

Eighteen-year-old Shaundeep Nijjer, from Kilbirnie, could take home £10,000 after he was invited to visit Irvine’s Specsavers to receive a personalised certificate and a £150 glasses voucher after securing his regional finalist position.

Shaundeep said: “I was so surprised but so proud to have been selected. Seeing just how many people who had entered, it was astonishing to know I’d made it this far. My younger brother initially wanted to enter himself, but he was too young to take part, so that’s when I decided to enter, so I’m representing my family, as well as myself.”

There are eight categories including a social media winner voted for by the public.

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