Members of staff from Specsavers in Wigston made customers look twice on Halloween with spooky costumes to enter into the spirit of the event.
The team went to great lengths to create a real scary atmosphere with a range of costumes and masks from ghosts and movie characters to a giant were-rabbit.
Customers and passers-by entered the store and were amazed to be greeted by slightly unusual and less familiar faces. Staff also had collection tins in store, raising funds for Healing Little Hearts, a charity that they have supported for 18 months.
A word from the store director
‘Halloween is a great opportunity to dress up and have a little fun,’ said store director, Kay Chotai. ‘At the same time, it gives us a chance to invite customers and staff to boost our fundraising.
'Healing Little Hearts has been our nominated charity since February 2016 when the store took part in a bikeathon and we are always looking for ways to raise vital funds for the cause.
‘The team always gets behind charity initiatives, and are always keen to give something back,’ continues Kay. ‘From scary nurses and zombies to the giant were-rabbit, everyone made a great effort and had a fantastic day with lots of laughter.’
Spooky and serious side
On the professional side, staff at Specsavers are always keen to highlight the risks of novelty contact lenses, popular at Halloween and then throughout the festive party season.
Kay explained: ‘Customers often don’t realise the dangers posed by contact lenses that are misused or simply aren’t handled and looked after correctly. Issues range from mild irritation to potentially sight-threatening conditions.
‘Our advice is to only ever use novelty contact lenses after a consultation with your optician. They can supply and fit coloured lenses that are safe, as well as show you how to insert and remove them without risking damage to the eye.’