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‘See The Best’ – Award winning eyecare in Meltham, Greenfield and now Marsden

A brand new practice arrives in the heart of Marsden

We are thrilled to announce that our brand new practice opened last Saturday in the picturesque village of Marsden. The new premises is located at 30 Peel Street in the centre of the Marsden village and was opened by Carol Baxter, Musical Director of the Holme Valley Flutes who played at the occasion. Carol was Allegro Optical’s very first customer when we opened our Meltham practice.

Allegro Optical opened its first Optician’s practice in Meltham in 2017 and there are currently eight members of the founding family working at the business, committed to providing exceptional customer service and products to clients in West Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Since opening our first practice over five years ago, we have ensured that every Allegro Optical practice offers a thoroughly professional and friendly service, in a clean, modern and welcoming environment. We offer comprehensive eye examinations and professional dispensing services by highly qualified Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians. In fact, our team of six Dispensing Opticians includes ‘three national Dispensing Opticians of the Year’. Stephen, Sheryl and Kim won the national award in 2006, 2019 and 2021 respectively. We combine the very latest technology and equipment and the skill set of highly consummate professionals, to provide you with the very best eye care possible.     

We also offer a full contact lens service, visual stress assessments, Optical Coherence Tomography, saccadic eye-tracking and a complete hearing care service with our fully qualified Audiologists, hearing aid dispensers and Hearing Care Nurse providing a comprehensive ear wax removal service including irrigation and microsuction, giving you the option to choose the method you prefer.

Group Managing Director Stephen Tighe states:  “We as directors have made a firm commitment to not only survive these difficult times but to grow and thrive during them. Due to the success of our Greenfield practice which opened in 2019, the previous history of Allegro Optical in Meltham and the opportunity to acquire new premises in Marsden, we believe this is the perfect time to expand. As a former resident of Marsden, I think the village has a great deal of potential in the future.  We are very happy to come to Marsden and we are looking forward to welcoming new clients to our practice.

The two-storey premises brings more capacity for clients, with a state of the art test room, a camera equipment room, eyewear styling room and a large shop floor, which is currently playing host to an exhibition of local art by artists Matt Turner and Kevin Threlfall. Which hopefully will help the local arts community.

The expansion has also allowed Allegro Optical to take on another professional optometrist and a dispensing optician to cope with increasing demand.

Optical Managing Director Sheryl Doe said: “We wanted to make Marsden a flagship, capable of accommodating the latest technology, but without it feeling or looking clinical  and we are delighted with the results.”

If you live locally and would like to take the opportunity to experience award-winning dispensing and eye care we would love to welcome you. 
We’re also now offering a style consultation service to help you find the perfect pair to suit your style. So please give us a call in either Marsden 01484 768888, Greenfield 01457 353100 or Meltham 01484 907090 to find the perfect match. Also, follow us on Twitter @AllegroOptical. Or on Instagram @allegrooptical.

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Post COVID-19 Eye Exam Upgrade

Are Private Eye Tests Better than NHS Sight Tests?

Many people are eligible for free NHS sight tests, but anyone who doesn’t meet the criteria must pay for a private eye exam. The question is, which is better?

One of the biggest differences between an NHS sight test and a private eye examination is the thoroughness of the examination itself and the number of different investigative tests and assessments carried out during the examination. 

NHS Sight Test

During an NHS funded sight test, the optometrist will also take a history of your health and vision. They will check your vision using a sight test chart and carry out an examination of your eye.  If clinically necessary you will also be offered a visual field screening test to check your peripheral vision,a check of your eye pressure and the optometrist may also take a photograph of your retina.  

NHS sight tests take between 15 to 20 minutes and you will be issued with a prescription. If eligible you will be given an optical voucher to help with the cost of your glasses.

Going Private and Advanced Optometry

During a private eye examination this initial process is similar to an NHS sight test, but what follows is a more detailed examination of the eye. All the private eye exams at Allegro Optical take between 45 – 60  minutes and include fundus photography, which captures a digital photograph of the inner surface of your eyes. 

Further tests including eScoop, for Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), tear film assessments for dry eye, Colorimetry for visual stress, migraine and dyslexia may also be required. 

Our Advanced Optometry eye examinations are more bespoke and give clients the opportunity to tailor their eye examination to their concerns. Eye exams can include a 3D OCT eye scan, similar to an ultrasound scan. 3D OCT scans reveal the many layers that make up the back of your eyes which cannot be seen using the traditional methods used during an NHS sight test. 3D OCT scans can detect early changes in the eye allowing us to detect some conditions up to four years earlier than traditional methods.

In addition to the 3D OCT, clients are offered an extended visual field examination often including a binocular Esterman Visual Field test, similar to that required by the DVLA. This is a 120 point test and allows us to plot both your central vision and also your peripheral vision. It also checks for any scotomas (blind spots) reduced fixation or areas of reduced sensitivity. 

Allegro Optical is the only optical group in the area to offer Saccadic eye-tracking for binocular balance and ocular dominance issues. 

At the end of the eye examination you will be issued with your prescription, and an eye health report including your OCT scan, field plots and your eye tracking report if required.

Eye exam Upgrade

Throughout April and May Allegro Optical is offering everyone an eye exam upgrade. Those eligible for NHS sight tests will be offered a free upgrade to a private eye examination and those who pay privately will be offered the Advanced Optometry eye exams for the same price.

If you are due an eye exam and would like to upgrade free of charge book your eye exam today call Meltham on 01484 907090 or from mid April you can visit our new practice in Marsden by calling 01484 76888

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Image is everything

Image is everything or is it?

We know that most people want to look their best. Some people seem to be able to always look like they’ve just stepped out of the salon or off the catwalk. They project effortless style. Colour can have a huge impact on how we look and feel. It also affects how others perceive us. When we get it right, it can completely transform our look. Colour is a wonderful tool for giving you an instant boost. Wearing colours that complement your natural colouring can make you look more vibrant, younger and healthier. But what if you don’t know what colour suits you? What if you’re confused by what colours to wear?  Well, help is at hand. Join colour and style consultant, Catherine Maloney for a relaxed and sociable evening. You will learn how to dress for summer in a way that flatters your shape, proportions and importantly, your colour palette. Allegro Optical and Scona have joined forces to deliver a wonderful evening of style and fashion advice in a relaxing, friendly and supportive environment in the Greenfield Centre on Thursday 4th July, starting at 7:30 pm. Enjoy some fizz and nibbles whilst listening as Catherine and The National Dispensing Optician of the Year 2019, Sheryl Doe, talk about summers ultimate accessory. . . Sunglasses! It’s certainly true that the addition of a pair of sunglasses to your look gives you an undeniably cool edge – but how do you go about finding the perfect pair for you? With a plethora of shapes, shades and sizes to choose from, Catherine and Sheryl will share their guide to choosing the right sunglasses for your face shape to make your next sunglasses purchase your savviest yet.

Sheryl will discuss the differing sunglass styles;

Covering traditional Wayfarers, Clubmaster, retro round eyes, classic Aviators and the oh so sexy cats eyes. What is the best colour sunglass lens tint for your holiday destination? What to do if you have a high optical prescription?

Catherine will talk about;

Defining Your Face Shape. Do you have a round, square, oval, heart or rectangular face shape?. Proportions – How to create the illusion of being perfectly proportioned. How to accentuate your best bits and camouflage those you’re not quite so proud of. The benefits of Colour.  Whatever your face shape, think about the colour you choose for your sunglasses. As your glasses are worn on your face it is vital they’re in a shade that perfectly complements your colour characteristics. Places are limited so if you would like to come along please call us on 01457 353100
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Your FREE EYE EXAMINATION with Allegro Optical

Free eye test

We are delighted to announce our brilliant new offer. Whats’s That we hear you say? As from today, we are providing all our eye tests FREE of charge* when you buy complete prescription spectacles or sunglasses.   Free eye test at Allegro Optical Opticians in Greenfield Saddleworth and Meltham Holmfirth near Huddesfield Free eye test at Allegro Optical Opticians in Greenfield Saddleworth and Meltham Holmfirth near Huddesfield   Don’t worry if you’ve had your sight test somewhere else, we’ll still give you an extra £10 discount if you bring your prescription to Allegro Optical Opticians in Saddleworth or Meltham. We believe everyone should be able to access award winning eyecare and experience the first class service all our clients are talking about. Your vision is incredibly important, and at Allegro Optical value for money doesn’t mean compromising on quality. Take advantage of one of our special offers to help you see life more clearly.  

Choose from;

Free 2nd pair of complete glasses from £50

Are you always losing your glasses, or do you just like to mix up your style. This offer is perfect for anyone who’s looking for 2 pairs of quality spectacles at a great price.

1 pair of complete glasses save 20%

Only need one pair of specs? If so you can receive 20% off the cost of complete glasses at Allegro Optical. Just take your pick from our wide variety of frames, including many British brands and British lenses and you’ll receive a 20% discount.

25% off complete glasses for all Military families, blue light and NHS personnel

Students save 25% on complete glasses

With 25% off the cost of complete glasses at Allegro Optical students can now afford the frame they like at a price they can afford.

25% off complete glasses for all Military families, blue light and NHS personnel

Again with 25% off the cost of complete glasses at Allegro Optical, those working in emergency services all receive a generous 25% discount, allowing our heroes to choose the glasses they really want.

2 FREE pairs of kids glasses

Don’t forget that at Allegro Optical children under 16 have always been able to choose two complete pairs of glasses with an NHS optical voucher. With our wide range of kids’ glasses, there’s sure to be something they’ll love. 2 FREE pairs of kids glasses at Allegro Optical Opticians in Greenfield Saddleworth and Meltham Holmfirth To book your FREE eye examination call Greenfield, Saddleworth on  01457 353100 or Meltham, Holmfirth on 01484 907090 *Valid until 31/07/2019 excludes OCT,  colorimetry and musicians consultations Ts&Cs

Free/£10 eye test:

• Free eye test is valid for customers who purchase a complete pair of glasses or prescription sunglasses • No purchase necessary for £10 eye test • Spectacles must be purchased on the same day as the eye test is performed to qualify for free eye examination. • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other eye test offer or discount. • Only one eye test voucher can be used per customer • Cannot be used by customers who qualify for a free NHS eye test • Excludes contact lens assessments and checks. • Cannot be used retrospectively and no cash alternative is available • Appointments subject to availability