Helping leading brass player Steve Ridler to See The Music and more

When Steve Ridler contacted us, he had recently been to his local high street optical chain optician and was somewhat disappointed with the glasses he was prescribed. He had taken his music stand to the eye exam appointment with him, along with some sheet music. Steve had told his Optician where he needed his music […]

“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 […]

Life in lock-down by Josie Dawson

How my life has changed in lock-down Well here we are entering week seven of lock-down and for many of us, life has changed completely. My daily routine has changed beyond all recognition as has my working environment. I now work mostly from home on admin and involves processing invoices and payments. Although I have […]

Coming together in Lockdown

Lockdown, how being apart has brought us together We’re now several weeks into lockdown, with “the good old days” starting to feel somewhat nostalgic. Just like a warm and comforting distant memory.  The Allegro Optical team have been filling their lockdown days with a combination of music-making, looking after their families and in Josie’s case, […]

Look after your vision after “Low Vision Month”

Amy Optometrist Allegro OPtical Low vision month

“Low Vision Month” is a time to look after your vision As a provider of prescription eyewear to clients worldwide, we at Allegro Optical like to keep abreast of eye health protocols internationally. This way we can provide the very best care, and up to date advice when required.  Some of our blog readers may, […]

Flipping Heck Pancake Day is here

Xanthe Allegro Optical

Pancake day will soon be here – Xanthe looks at what it’s all about Pancake day is upon us, bringing with it the first day of lent and it got me thinking. Isn’t it weird that we have a day devoted to stuffing our faces with pancakes? Then the very next day we give something […]

Celebrating Great British Design

MD Stephen Tighe explains why we love Great British Design When we set up Allegro Optical Ltd, we had three simple initial tenants or goals for the business:- Customer Service First, last and always Professional Staff with great skills and experience Support Great “British” Design and Build as much as possible A couple of years […]

Look after your eyes and treat them to the best 

What is low vision Ask Allegro

Today we talk about how to look after your eyes Did you know that in America February is Low Vision Awareness Month? In the UK many of us make sure we have regular eye examinations, but how many of us think about our long term eye health?  It is so easy to overlook your eyes […]

Xanthe looks at how our New Year resolutions are helping others

Our New Year Resolutions helping Worthy Causes It’s January, it’s a new year, a new decade and how are your new year resolutions going! The new year as always brings the usual new year resolutions. Be they get fitter, lose weight, maybe give something up or adopt some new healthier habits.  Here at Allegro Optical […]