Glaucoma awareness month across the pond!

In the United States January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. A time to raise awareness of the main cause of permanent blindness. Allegro Optical takes Glaucoma extremely seriously since many of our employees play wind instruments. Ongoing research has indicated that musicians who play high-resistance wind instruments are more susceptible to developing glaucoma. This is due […]

Now Yanna can see the music

A talented pianist’s search for help to see the music In this blog, we look at how a talented and inspiring Pianist was helped by our specialist musicians’ glasses. Yanna is a fascinating woman, and it has been a pleasure to collaborate with her. Her music history encompasses the traditions of her family’s heritage, (Asia […]

Guest blog by pianist Norma Wilson

Norma Wilson is a pianist and flautist from the West Country. She first visited Allegro Optical in 2020 and has since collaborated with us on several projects including The RSM & BAPAM, Sustaining A Career Into Old Age podcast.  In this blog, Norma talks about how Wet Macular Degeneration has impacted her career and how […]

#SeeTheMusic and More – Dry eye, it’s a blinking nuisance

Dry eye disorders and the performing arts professional Being the UK’s only performing arts eye care specialists and the only optician registered with the British Association For Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM), we understand first-hand how eye disorders can negatively impact a career.  Artists such as musicians, dancers, singers, presenters and technicians, including camera operators, sound […]

New Year – New Look or a family affair, by Abigayle Doe

  Christmas is a time to spend with our loved ones, and New Year is generally a time for reflection and resolutions. For The Allegro Optical family New Year 2021/22 was no different. We took the opportunity to refurbish both our practices. It was a real family affair with everyone getting stuck in. Helen dealt […]

Frame of the month – January

Happy New Year! It’s January 2022, a new year and a new month! That can only mean one thing, a new frame of the month! January’s frame is Harlyn in colour Aqua by Waterhaul. There is so much about the frame and to the brand itself, Waterhaul, that drew me to it. Their ethos is […]

The six reasons why GLAUCOMA Awareness Month is so important

This month is Glaucoma Awareness Month. There are no warning signs of Glaucoma, and once sight is lost, it cannot be reversed. Glaucoma is called the thief of sight. Here are a few reasons why Glaucoma Awareness Month is so important! 1. In the UK, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness. […]

Frame of the month December

Xanthe’s Frame of the month for the festive season It’s December and that means we have a new frame for the month. LM3282 in Colour 2 is this month’s frame, and it’s stunning! I knew we had to feature this frame when I saw it as it was simply gorgeous. December is a party season […]

Poor eye sight and posture

Posture and Eye Sight Anatomical links affect more than your learning ability, they can influence your health as well. This blog explores the connection between posture and vision. Or in short, how poor vision can affect a performers posture, the related pain and how it can impact on performance. From the Eyes to the Brain […]

The dangers of mascara

That Time Of The Year  Halloween, Bonfire night, Christmas, New Years – there’s so much going on during this time of year, and it’s filled with parties, meals out, and simply getting dressed up. During this time we have seen a big rise in a problem that we should not be seeing, but is inevitable. […]