National Eye Health Week -September 18th to 24th

See and be seen in National Eye Health Week? During the period from September 18th to the 24th, Allegro Optical enthusiastically celebrates National Eye Health Week. As usual, compassion, devotion, and providing great customer service remain at the forefront of the event. Various organisations, companies, and eye health professionals are uniting with a shared objective […]

August is National Road Victim Month

Is your vision Road Worthy? August was named National Road Victim Month after Princess Diana died on August 31, 1997, and to remember Bridget Driscoll, the first person killed by a motor vehicle in 1896. Since then, more than half a million people have died on Britain’s roads. Poor driver vision is thought to cause […]

Sunglasses are not just for show

Now is the time to rock those shades The weather has been beautiful, and it’s going to keep getting better. We have been very lucky to have weather that is almost as warm as the Mediterranean. But many of our clients have told us that they’ve been having trouble with glare while driving during this […]

Do you struggle to see your computer screen in your varifocals?

Occupational lenses vs varifocals: Allegro Optical explain the difference? Occupational lenses, also known as “office glasses,” help computer users improve their vision and reduce eye strain. What exactly are occupational (progressive) lenses? People frequently use the terms “occupational” or “degressive” to refer to varifocal or “progressive” lenses designed especially for use in smaller spaces such […]

#SeeTheMusic and More – Blepharitis and the performing artist

Blepharitis and the performing arts professional As the UK’s only performing arts eye care specialist practice and the only optician registered with BAPAM, we understand the negative impact eye conditions can have on careers.  We have assisted performing arts professionals such as musicians, dancers, singers, presenters, and technicians, such as sound engineers and AV technicians, […]

Post COVID-19 Eye Exam Upgrade

Private Vs NHS – Many people are eligible for free NHS sight tests, but the question is which one is better private or NHS

Janet’s Spectacular eyewear styling journey

From Boring Binns to Glorious Glasses  We recognise that selecting new glasses is a pain for most individuals. In most other circumstances, you’re left to “self-select” your eyewear from a dizzying assortment of potentially thousands of options. This merely increases your chances of selecting the incorrect frame! Now combine the new spectacle frame dilemma with […]

A passion for purple in 2021


2021, our year of colour? 2020 was a memorable year for all the wrong reasons. For many of us, it was an emotional, and challenging year. We’ve all had to deal with COVID19, social distancing and many of us have lost loved ones and colleagues. Our Greenfield practice also had to cope with a burglary […]