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 […]

If it’s not ‘Baroque’………..

Allegro Optical musician Philip Sutcliffe Violas De Gamba wears musicians glasses

Don’t fix it As we musicians, experience is something we grow in throughout our careers. With experience comes a broader sound and often a very individual musical persona.   However, as we gain experience so at some point seeing the music on the stand becomes an issue. It doesn’t matter what instrument you play. Eventually, […]

Glitz, Glam and Huge Knickers by Xanthe Doe

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The festive party season is in full swing and many of us are desperately searching for that perfect dress, shimmering shoes, and beguiling bags. All so we can look absolutely fabulous at the works Christmas party. Plus making sure […]

A spectacular Clarinet and Baritone Duo thanks to Specialist Musicians Glasses

Specialist musicians glasses help a very musical couple In this blog we look at how Specialist musicians glasses have helped a very talented musical couple. It’s no secret that at Allegro Optical we love music. Music and Optics are our two great passions, and we love meeting people who share our passion. Especially when we get […]

A very specific problem for a Trombonist who just wanted to see the music

Graham just wanted to see the music At Allegro Optical we love helping musicians to see the music and we relish a challenge.  Trombonist Graham Palmer from Wiltshire laid down a very specific challenge for us. Graham told us that he was noticing that the staves on his sheet music were merging into each other. […]

Now Peter really is Mr Bass Man thanks to his specialist musicians glasses

EEb Bass Player Peter plays in Mono It’s always nice to catch up with a musical friend and EEb Bass player Peter Minshull from Cheshire has become just that. Having visited Allegro Optical in the past and being one of our early clients purchasing a pair of specialist musicians glasses. It was lovely to see […]

Christmas fashion and style in Greenfield, Saddleworth and Meltham, Holmfirth

Christmas fashion and style in Meltham and Saddleworth The big day is nearly here and you’re invited to an evening of Christmas fashion and style in Meltham and Saddleworth. Are you a last minute Christmas shopper, trying to get something for everyone a week before the big day? Or, have you not only bought, but actually […]

Clear vision is music to Richard’s ears and eyes

Now Richard’s vision is clear he no longer has to strain his eyes to see he music Choreographer George Balanchine famously said; “See the music, hear the dance”. But what does a musician do when they can no longer see the music they have to play? That was a question violinist Richard Bottom asked himself […]

Jill speculates on choosing her perfect specs

Jill Barrowclough- Receptionist  Jill talks through how she chose her perfect specs Choosing new glasses can be a difficult decision. They are after all the only accessory most people wear every day and they are the first thing people see when looking at our face. When choosing your new glasses, do you take into consideration […]