Cataracts are no obstacle for EEb Tuba player Peter

Cataracts won’t stop Peter from seeing the music Peter Minshull, an EEb bass player from Cheshire, is a dear friend and regular client of Allegro Optical. Peter was one of our earliest clients and when he came in recently for his annual checkup, it was great to see him again. Peter, a retired civil engineer […]

Meet the team – Clinical Support Technician & Trainee Manager James Brooks

Clinical Support Technician & Trainee Manager James Brooks talks about music, glasses and his job As a child, I wanted to play the trombone. As Diggle’s training band had none spare, I was given a baritone to learn. I enjoyed learning the valves and picked them up very quickly and thoroughly enjoyed myself. After moving […]

In conversation Cory Band Euphonium player Glyn Williams

Glyn Williams talks to Stephen Tighe  “In Conversation” is to become a regular interview series, where one of our team sits down with a leading light from the world of music. From musicians to dancers, public speakers to instrument makers, the series allows us to chat with some of the creatives we most admire and […]

62% of Musicians need glasses to see the music

According to a Dutch study  A 2016 Dutch study into visual complaints and eye problems in musicians, noted that of 118 professional and amateur musicians, 61% of the professionals and 63% of amateurs required some kind of eye correction for playing (62% of the professionals).  Neil Parkin, Principal Baritone player for Cockerton Prize Silver Band […]

Unable to focus on his music, Bob was going tuba loopy

Bob Hallett Eb Bass

When Bob was unable to focus on his music he contacted the musician’s optician Making Music has been challenging for us all over the last eighteen months. Many people have been furloughed and others have had to deal with homeworking. Some of us have continued to go into work but in a very different socially […]

It’s Earth Day

What are you doing this Earth Day

Less is more in terms of impact It’s Earth Day, so at Allegro Optical we’ve been thinking about our ecological footprint. We have always been passionate about protecting our environment and for years we have been delighted to stock low impact eyewear. As far back as 2017 we began stocking Hemp eyewear, the first frames […]

Your hearing and your hearing aids

Hearing care at Allegro Optical

Look after your hearing and your hearing aids During your appointment our Audiologist Kevin will have shown you how to clean your in the ear (ITE) hearing aids, but if you need a refresher, here’s a reminder for your cleaning routine.  Daily cleaning routine Get into the habit of wiping down the surface of your […]

Vision is now music to Alice’s eyes and ears

Cornet player Alice Bell wears Musicians Glasses

A musical maths teacher’s vision is now music to her eyes and ears In today’s ever-changing world, many of us now have various visual requirements. A decade ago most presbyopes chose a pair of progressive lenses, (varifocals), as a good all-round solution to their visual needs. But as our use of electronic devices increases, it […]

Harp-y to help Joan see the music and more

Harpist Joan wears musicians glasses when playing her harp

Harpist Joan’s journey to see the music After twelve months of rising COVID–19 cases and over 100,000 COVID–19 deaths, many of us are hoping we are now seeing a return to some normality. It has been a strange year at Allegro Optical. Particularly as millions of people all over the country began working from home. […]

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 […]