Bored with Brexit?  Buy British!

Why we’re Backing Britain and buying British

Now we’re not getting political, but you’d have to be living under a rock not to be aware of Brexit. Who knows what will happen, either on the 29th March or in two years time. What we do know is that the British eyewear industry is growing and there are some wonderful businesses out there making first-class lenses and frames. At Allegro Optical we have always believed in buying British and supporting British industry. Take our lenses for example; our unique musician’s lenses are made in Yorkshire, as are most of our ophthalmic lenses. We also stock a wide range of British made and British designed spectacle frames.

We love British eyewear

By stocking British we are trying to support British business, protect British jobs and keep air miles to a minimum. While many people like to have a pair of spectacle frames with a large designer logo on the arm,  they end up paying extra to advertise that brand for the designer. Are they aware that these frames are in fact fabricated in huge factories in China, then sent to Italy for the hinges and screws to be added allowing the claim that the frames are made in Italy! In the case of British brands such as Hemp eyewear and the soon to arrive Banton FrameWorks, these beautiful award-winning frames are crafted entirely by hand in the UK. Not forgetting classic British eyewear brands such as Walther and Herbert, Saville Row and Anglo American. We also have designs from well known British names such as Land Rover. Or newer names such as the eye-catching Hook LDN and Ashton Riley,  we really do stock something for everyone.

Because everyone is unique

If you can’t find anything to your taste or if the frame you love doesn’t come in your size, or if you want something completely different we can hand make any frame to your own requirements right here in the UK. At Allegro Optical our team of highly qualified dispensing opticians are able to take detailed facial measurements to create completely bespoke eyewear, custom made just for you. Our bespoke frames are handcrafted using the finest materials.  From high-quality premium acetate to natural horn, from hemp to titanium, or even from wood to precious metals. A custom made frame will fit like a glove and each frame is expertly finished to create a completely unique product. Creating the perfect frame isn’t a quick job. The design consultation and dispense start, as with all our consultations, with getting to know the customer. The dispensing optician and optometrist will ask what you do professionally? What hobbies and interests you have and what type of lifestyle you lead? They will ask if you have any problems with your current frames? The dispensing optician will then take a series of measurements and maybe some photographs. This ensures that the new frames are a perfect fit. These measurements and photographs are then sent to the workshop where the new frames will be perfectly crafted for their new owner.

So forget Brexit and BUY BRITISH!

Returning to the title, while we may be bored with Brexit, we love to buy British. For that reason, we are promoting British brands, with guest appearances of full collections in store from Saturday. This coming weekend you can see the full Ashton Riley collection in Saddleworth.  If you miss it, it will also be in Meltham on the weekend of the 5th April. So don’t miss out and book your appointment to view this very special collection. Call Greenfield on 01457 353100 or Meltham on 01484 907090 or contact us at

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