It’s a UK first for Allegro

We’re Britain’s very first BAPAM registered Optical Practice

We are delighted to announce that we have become the UK’s first and only BAPAM (British Association for Performing Arts Medicine) registered optical practitioner.

Allegro Optical, the musician's optician in Meltham near Huddersfield, Holmfirth and Saddleworth

BAPAM is a healthcare organisation providing medical advice to people working and studying in the performing arts. The organisation helps performers overcome (and preferably avoid) work-related health problems, and are dedicated to sharing knowledge about healthy practice. (BAPAM) maintain a Directory of practitioners with expertise in performing arts healthcare. Allegro Optical in Meltham is the first opticians in the UK to be accepted onto the register thanks to their specialism in this field. Practitioners listed on the Directory are appropriately insured, qualified and attend specialist training events to maintain their listing.

Taking the music world by storm

We have seen rapid growth since opening our new opticians’ practice in Meltham in March 2018. Having taken the music world by storm with our unique approach to performers eye care, we are now working closely with musicians from some of the major national and international orchestras.  Including, The Halle orchestra in Manchester, The English National Ballet Orchestra and the Dublin RTE concert orchestra.

As  (BAPAM) practitioners performers can rest assured that all Allegro Optical’s professional team are expert clinicians and fully understand the demands of a performing arts career. They can give full advice about performer’s visual problems including playing-related optical injuries, pain, tension, hypermobility, performance anxiety and stress resulting from reduced vision. With our unique range of lenses developed by ourselves and one of the UK’s leading optical laboratories, we are able to find a solution to most performers vision problems.

Allegro Optical in Meltham, the musician's opticians specialist eyecare for performers

A Specialist Musician’s Optician

At Allegro Optical we provide consultations at our practice in Meltham. We also have a peripatetic clinic which can visit all the major musical institutions providing onsite optical solutions to all ensemble members. As musicians ourselves, we’re able to ask the right questions and interpret the answers to create a truly unique pair of lenses. Using our combined optical and musical skills we are able to address and resolve the many visual problems encountered by musicians and performers.

Allegro Optical specialises in all aspects of musician’s vision correction to return and enhance musicians playing pleasure and performance experience.  The team has over 150 combined years’ experience in the optics and entertainment industry. Whether you want advice or a practical solution call Allegro Optical on 01484 907090 or visit

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