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The 2012 Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year
competition is now underway to find Australia's
best-framed fashionistas, with style icon and proud spec
wearer Mad Men's Christina Hendricks leading the
The competition celebrates the individual beauty and
confidence of everyone who wears glasses, whether it is
to help see clearly or just as a fashion accessory.
Everyone who loves glasses, and enjoys wearing them
with style and confidence, is encouraged to enter for a
chance to be crowned Australia's most stylish spec
wearer for 2012.
The competition is a great opportunity for the local
community to uncover talent right on their doorstep. We
see so many trendy, confident spec-wearers in store ---
this is our chance to make sure their unique style is
Ms Hendricks said, "I'm really excited to be part of the
Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition.
It's a great initiative that encourages people to be proud
and confident of wearing their glasses."
As well as judging the Specsavers competition, Ms
Hendricks will personally mentor this year's winner at a
photo shoot in Los Angeles.
The winner will receive a trip for two to Los Angeles
and a 12-month modelling contract with SCOOP Model
Management. The winner and finalists will each receive
cash prizes as well as hair and makeup products from
Wella and NP Set.
The competition is open to people aged 18 and over,
who are current specs wearers or wear glasses for
fashion purposes. Entries are open until January 25.
Enter online at
Contact lens dryness
Contact lens dryness could be reduced by addressing
lens dehydration, using silicone hydrogels, adding PVA or
PVP into the lens, using rewetting agents and selecting
contact lens comfort-enhancing disinfecting solution.
In addition a normal tear film is deemed critical for
successful contact lens wear.
Professor Wolffsohn, from the Aston University, UK,
said, according to a review by Professor Desmond Fonn,
the prevalence of dry eye in contact lens wearers is
reported to be close to 50 per cent and the factors
contributing to dry eye include lens characteristics,
computer use and environmental conditions such as dry
and dusty environments.
Ccontact lens wearers who worked with computers
showed a significantly higher prevalence of clinically
diagnosed dry eye compared with non-lens-wearing
computer users. Soft contact lens wearers who work
with computers for longer periods were more likely to
develop eye burning and scratchiness than non-CL
Prof Wolffsohn outlined changes manufacturers have
made to contact lenses and blister pack solutions to
enhance wettability and stabilise the tear film.
Source: mivision, September 28, 2012
THE S-Men Relay for Life team is
made up of years 6 and 7 students
from St Mary MacKillop School,
"This is the first time we have
participated in Relay for Life and
we are really looking forward to
the day," team captain Hayley
"So far to raise money we have
held barbecues and been waiters
and waitresses at a function for
Leading Edge Jewellers.
"We have a school disco and a
cupcake day planned to raise more
The S-Men has put its team
together to raise money for a good
cause and to have a fun weekend
"It is wonderful to see the next
generation of children participat-
ing in the Relay for Life," market-
ing and media coordinator
Belinda Knight said.
"If we can educate these kids
about ways to reduce their cancer
risk, this is a huge step towards a
"Well done S-Men, with the
enthusiasm they are showing at
such a young age perhaps there are
some future committee members
on the team?"
The Peninsula Allsorts
The Peninsula Allsorts team is
an enthusiastic mixed group of
friends, colleagues and family,
some of whom have been involved
with previous Relay for Life events,
while others are first-timers.
Team captain Julia Williams
said representatives from her team
attended the first teams' meeting
back in July and this was really
helpful in answering any ques-
tions and helping new team mem-
bers understand how the event
"It was very motivational and
we have been busy planning our
campsite, designing our team ban-
ner and letterbox and, of course,
raising funds ever since," she said.
"We are really excited by the
new initiative of the committee
this year to provide a pre-
booked sit-down meal on the
"This will be a special time for
our team to sit down together and
enjoy each other's company, but
we're not sure who will draw the
short straw to keep our baton
moving around the track during
the dinner session!"
The Peninsula Allsorts have
been busy with sausage sizzles,
cake stalls and other fundraising
NEXT GENERATION... The S-Men Relay for Life team from St Mary MacKillop School,
Wallaroo, back: Maddy Cope, Renee Barry, Hayley Sawley, Connor Craigie; front: Rosie
Daly, Chelsea Northcott, Mackenzie Kay, Jake Sawley.
The Fruitloops Survivors Sparkle
Rock 'n' Roll Club
Be Heroes II
of the Village
World PRCC Invincibles
Be Heroes I
TEAMS... These are the teams participating in The Upper Yorke
Peninsula Relay for Life on October 27 and 28.
UPPER Yorke Peninsula's fifth Relay for Life on
October 27 and 28 is only 11 sleeps away and the com-
mittee is getting down to the business end of organis-
ing the event while teams are busy with last minute
"It has been many months of hard work, but we are
now starting to see all of the various elements come
together that make the event such a special experi-
ence," event spokesperson Janine Mercer said.
"We are all getting very excited and looking forward
to the weekend."
Survivors' and Carers' Walk --- register now
"We would like to extend a special invitation to sur-
vivors and carers to attend the opening ceremony,
scheduled for 1.40pm on Saturday, October 27," Janine
"They will be invited to complete the first lap of the
relay so others can acknowledge and honour their
courage and determination in the fight against cancer.
"We encourage everyone in the community to
come along for the opening ceremony to support
these inspirational people."
To register your interest in participating in the
Survivors' and Carers' walk, contact Bev Prestwich on
0429 992 736 or email upperyprelayforlife@
This year, the committee has organised a two-
course, sit-down dinner in the hospitality tent.
There will be two sittings, at 5.45pm and 6.45pm;
the cost is $23 per head.
Bookings must be made by Thursday, October 18;
call Scott Mercer on 0418 859 119 or email
Visual tribute --- photos required
The committee is putting together a visual tribute
to honour survivors and those lost to cancer. If you
have any photographs you would like to include, for-
ward them asap to firstname.lastname@example.org or
contact Bev. You don't need to be part of a registered
team to contribute to the visual display.
Team captains meeting
The final team captains' meeting will be held at the
Kadina Golf Club at 6pm on Monday, October 22.
All team captains (or representatives) are encour-
aged to attend as any questions you may have about
the weekend will be answered.
Upper YP Relay
for Life only
11 sleeps away
FROM research, it is
known up to half of all
cancer cases are preventa-
ble by making healthier
lifestyle choices and
through regular screening.
Early detection of can-
cer increases the chance of
successful treatment so it's
important to visit your
doctor if you notice any
Screening is a great way
to detect cancer in the
Screening tests currently
recommended by Cancer
breast cancer screening
every two years for women
aged 50-69 years. Every
woman should regularly
look at and feel her breasts
to understand what is nor-
mal for them and to identi-
fy any changes early.
Contact your doctor if you
notice any changes.
*Pap smear test for cer-
vical cancer every two
years for women aged 18-
70 years. In addition to
regular pap smears, girls
and women should also
have the HPV vaccine to
help prevent cancer of the
*Faecal occult blood test
every two years for men
and women over 50 years
to screen for bowel cancer.
Everyone should check
for unusual changes.
Things to look for
include lumps or sores
which don't heal, coughs
or hoarseness which won't
go away, unexplained
weight loss, a mole or skin
spot which changes shape,
size or colour and changes
in toilet habits or blood in
a bowel motion.
These symptoms may
not mean cancer; however,
it is important to visit your
doctor to discuss concerns
about these or any other
Remember to let your doc-
tor know if you have a fam-
ily history of cancer.
This is the fifth in a
series of articles by
Upper YP Relay for Life
mission delivery coordina-
tor with information
adapted from www.cancer
sa.org.au and www.cancer
Cut your cancer risk:
Check for unusual changes and
have regular screening tests
The S-Men -- next gen of relayers
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