Kara Tointon shows specs appeal in new campaign

Actress Kara Tointon has revealed her latest role – as the face of the new campaign for optician chain Specsavers.

The Strictly Come Dancing 2010 champion and former EastEnders star posed in glasses for the Spectacle Wearer of The Year 2011 competition – which aims to find ordinary people who look extraordinary in glasses.

“I love wearing my glasses so I am very excited to be launching this year’s competition,” Kara said.

“It’s amazing how a pair of glasses can completely change your look. They can transform you from dowdy to fabulous in a flash.

“In my own case, glasses are my friend because not only have they helped me see, they have also helped me counter my dyslexia through the use of coloured lenses which aid me in learning my lines for acting out scenes.

Specsavers founder Dame Mary Perkins added,”Not only does she love wearing her glasses, but they also have played a vital role in her life in helping her with her dyslexia, through the use of coloured lenses.

“She is the ideal specs-wearing role model for young people.”

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