Allegro Optical enjoys “Entente Cordiale” between Paris and Saddleworth

It was “Entente Cordiale” when ’Cornemuse’, or French Bagpipe player Agnes looked to Saddleworth and Holmfirth for a solution to her vision problems. We receive quite a few enquiries through our website from frustrated musicians and a good number over the phone. Occasionally an enquiry gives us pause for thought and this was exactly what […]

Feel Free To Eat Your Eyes Healthy

So we’re halfway through July, the month in which we are beginning to enjoy the fruits of our labour in our eye garden. The warm-weather crops are ripening and it’s time to savour the tastiest and most tender harvest. If you call into either of the practices you will see a plethora of tasty vegetable […]

A Maestro’s Consultation

How Allegro Optical, the musician’s optician, helped a conductor when faced with deteriorating eyesight Michael Downes studied the cello with teachers including Ioan Davies and Timothy Mason. As for conducting Michael learnt his craft under the tutelage of Lionel Friend and Colin Metters. After a period of time at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, Michael went on […]

Dean’s New Glasses Are The Right Tool for The Job

Now musician Dean can see the music thanks to his new glasses For the serious musician, music is more than just a hobby! For most of us it is our “passion”. Many of us are lucky enough to carve out a career in the music industry. Not just as musicians, but working with musicians, providing […]

Clear vision is key for talented organist

An Organist’s Journey to clear vision Keyboard player Andrew Smith has had an interesting musical career, to say the least. No stranger to the stage, Andrews early gigs were playing keyboards as part of a jazz-funk band during the 80s. During his mid-20s and 30s, Andrew had a career in education teaching music. He then […]

Colour Is the Melody of Image in Saddleworth

Colour and Image in Saddleworth Coco Chanel famously said ‘the best colour in the world is the one that looks good on you.’ Well, that’s easier said than done. Or is it? We know many people, ladies, in particular, find themselves asking “What colour suits me?” We decided to lend a hand to ladies to […]

Burbage Band Baritone Is Blown Away

Burbage Bands musicians are blowing in harmony thanks to Allegro Some people say things come in threes and that is certainly true for Burbage Band’s first baritone Jeanne Henson. Jean visited Allegro Optical, the musicians’ optician on the recommendation of her friends and fellow band members, Tuba players Adrian Davis and David Harrison who had […]

Music may be the food of love, but it’s tastier when you can see it.

A couples shared love of music It’s no secret that at Allegro Optical we love music, it’s a huge part of who we are. Music and Optics are our two great passions, and we love meeting people who share our passion. That’s why we take such pleasure in helping fellow musicians. We love to help […]