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 […]

Driving Vision Standard Rules – Do you need glasses to drive?

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Do you need glasses to drive abroad? We look at the minimum standard for eyesight across the world Can you read a car number plate from 20m?  That means your vision meets the minimum eyesight standard for driving, by having a visual acuity of at least decimal 0.5 (6/12) measured on the Snellen scale, (with […]

Look after your vision after “Low Vision Month”

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“Low Vision Month” is a time to look after your vision As a provider of prescription eyewear to clients worldwide, we at Allegro Optical like to keep abreast of eye health protocols internationally. This way we can provide the very best care, and up to date advice when required.  Some of our blog readers may, […]

Flipping Heck Pancake Day is here

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Pancake day will soon be here – Xanthe looks at what it’s all about Pancake day is upon us, bringing with it the first day of lent and it got me thinking. Isn’t it weird that we have a day devoted to stuffing our faces with pancakes? Then the very next day we give something […]

Celebrating Great British Design

MD Stephen Tighe explains why we love Great British Design When we set up Allegro Optical Ltd, we had three simple initial tenants or goals for the business:- Customer Service First, last and always Professional Staff with great skills and experience Support Great “British” Design and Build as much as possible A couple of years […]

Look after your eyes and treat them to the best 

What is low vision Ask Allegro

Today we talk about how to look after your eyes Did you know that in America February is Low Vision Awareness Month? In the UK many of us make sure we have regular eye examinations, but how many of us think about our long term eye health?  It is so easy to overlook your eyes […]

Hear hear, don’t avoid talking about hearing loss

The silent taboo “Grandad had a hearing loss, but it was never mentioned” — a taboo subject, even within families. Many people avoid talking about hearing loss, but it is a significant problem and not one that should be suffered in silence. Here are some amazing facts about hearing loss Did you know;  466 million […]

Xanthe looks at how our New Year resolutions are helping others

Our New Year Resolutions helping Worthy Causes It’s January, it’s a new year, a new decade and how are your new year resolutions going! The new year as always brings the usual new year resolutions. Be they get fitter, lose weight, maybe give something up or adopt some new healthier habits.  Here at Allegro Optical […]

Allegro Optical 100%

We’ve had a bit of a break away this weekend as some of the Allegro team visited 100% Optical. Established in 2014, 100% Optical has quickly become the largest optical event in the UK. With over 9000 visitors and more than 200 exhibitors, this was an event we have been keen to attend for sometime. […]

Xanthe takes a look at Burns Night

Burns Night, it’s that time of year! The 25th January is a date many of you may think is like any other day, but in Scotland it’s Burns Night and it’s a bit special. Celebrated throughout Scotland with festivals and an interesting meal called Burns supper. Burn’s Night is celebrated in the name of Scotland’s […]