Promoting Performers Eye Health

Performers’ visual challenges In July some members of the Allegro Optical team travelled to the Department of Music at the University of York to co-host a networking and knowledge exchange event. The aims of the seminar were to raise awareness of the visual challenges faced by performing artists. Delegates discussed the specific visual requirements of […]

“It’s not always just about refraction”

Allegro Optical is making a name for itself as the “Musicians Optician” Specialising in performing arts eye care, the group is the nation’s largest optician dedicated to providing better vision for performers. The eyecare professionals working at Allegro Optical are dedicated to improving the lives of performing artists affected by deteriorating vision.  Millions of musicians […]

Visual Health and Performing Arts

As the UK’s only BAPAM registered performing arts specialist optician, we are often asked what’s so special about musicians’ eyes? The simple answer is nothing, they are no different to that of a pilot, plumber or podiatrist. However, the way performance artists use their eyes is. Performance artists have specific eye care needs: for example, […]

#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 […]

“In conversation” with Cory Band’s Flugelhorn star;  Helen Williams

Allegro Optical talks to Helen WIlliams

“Green Eyewear” for green eyes “In Conversation” will be a regular interview series, in which one of our team sits down with leading lights from the world of music. From musicians to dancers, public speakers to instrument makers, this series will allow us to chat with some of the creative people we have helped and […]

Tony was getting “Brassed Off” when he couldn’t see the music

The inability to see the music left trombonist “brassed off” If ever we discover the meaning of life, we’re fairly certain that in our case it will involve music. So just imagine if music has always been a big part of your life. How you would feel if that gift were threatened. Tony Spencer of […]