It’s all happening at Allegro Optical

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been pretty busy and as a result, blogs have slowed down a bit. Working with the Royal Society of Musicians and British Association of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) and Musicians, Sheryl presented a webinar on Healthy Practises for musicians’ eye health, focusing on maintaining a career as a performing artist into old age. As soon as the recording is available, we will publish a link. 

As part of her work with York University, Sheryl educates students about how to maintain their eye health and vision. In her presentation on Friday, she discussed the ocular disorders that can impact the career of a performing arts professional. A recording of the presentation will be shared once it is available.

In addition to our ongoing work with The Royal Society of Musicians and BAPAM we have been rather busy in Marsden, in West Yorkshire. You may have noticed some signs going up near Boots the Chemist and Valley Osteopaths on Peel Street. We are delighted that this will be the location of our third practice and new head office.  

There is still a lot of work to be done on the site, but we are hoping things will come to fruition quite quickly. The new practice has extensive office space behind and it will become the base from which we will now be running our peripatetic performing arts eye care division.  

The new practice will be equipped with the latest high tech equipment to enable us to care for both performing arts professionals and general practice eye care clients. In addition to providing award-winning eye care for both private and NHS patients, we will also offer emergency eye appointments under the PEARS scheme along with cataract and glaucoma appointments. If you need contact lenses, we will also offer our over-the-counter purchase option or our monthly payments scheme providing home delivery of soft daily, monthly and yearly lenses.  

A full range of eyewear is available, ranging from NHS and budget frames to British designed brands such as Walter&Herbert, AngloAmerican, Hook LDN, Ashton Riley, William Morris, Cocoa Mint and environmentally friendly brands including Hemp eyewear, Waterhaul, Eco-Conscious, Coral and the award-winning Sea2See.

In addition to our award-winning eye care, we will provide comprehensive hearing care services including FREE hearing health assessments, ear wax removal from £50 and a full range of hearing aids, hearing aid batteries, and other accessories.

We have a number of other practises locally in Meltham, Holmfirth and Greenfield, Saddleworth. The Allegro Optical team is dedicated to providing the very best care to our clients by building long-term relationships. By taking part in local initiatives, events, charity work, and fostering a ‘buy local’ ethos, we seek out opportunities to engage with the community.

We appreciate all the local businesses that have made us feel welcome and look forward to continuing to be part of this wonderful village for years to come.

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