#SeeTheMusic and More – Glaucoma, the silent thief of sight

Eye conditions and the performing arts professional Being the only performing arts eye care specialist in the UK as well as the only optician registered with BAPAM , we fully understand how issues with the eyes can negatively affect a performer’s career. Musicians, dancers, singers, presenters, camera operators, sound engineers, and video technicians have all […]

#SeeTheMusic and More – Dry eye, it’s a blinking nuisance

Dry eye disorders and the performing arts professional Being the UK’s only performing arts eye care specialists and the only optician registered with the British Association For Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM), we understand first-hand how eye disorders can negatively impact a career.  Artists such as musicians, dancers, singers, presenters and technicians, including camera operators, sound […]

Poor eye sight and posture

Posture and Eye Sight Anatomical links affect more than your learning ability, they can influence your health as well. This blog explores the connection between posture and vision. Or in short, how poor vision can affect a performers posture, the related pain and how it can impact on performance. From the Eyes to the Brain […]

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, […]

Now Conductor Mark Peacock can #SeeTheMusic

Conductor-Mark-Peacock-in-Greenfield wears musicians glasses

It’s music to Marks eyes and ears Coming from a large brass banding family, Mark Peacock MA, BA. (Hons), PGCE picked up the cornet at an early age. In his formative years, Mark played in the local Salvation Army band before moving onto flugelhorn and joining the Tyldesley Band. Mark first crossed paths with Allegro […]

Under the Boardwalk, Uppermill Band’s tribute to key workers

Lesley and Jeremy Lewis

Josie Dawson looks back over a long and happy friendship Like everyone else, the residents of Saddleworth have all been staying at home and social distancing. For most of us, life has completely transformed since lockdown began on 24th March. We used to rush off to work on a Monday morning and brave the rush […]