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 […]

Glaucoma awareness month across the pond!

In the United States January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. A time to raise awareness of the main cause of permanent blindness. Allegro Optical takes Glaucoma extremely seriously since many of our employees play wind instruments. Ongoing research has indicated that musicians who play high-resistance wind instruments are more susceptible to developing glaucoma. This is due […]

James Brooks talks to Cory Band’s Tommy Tynan

Allegro Optical’s James Brooks, talks to Cory Band Principal Eb Tuba player, Tommy Tynan. They cover topics from how Tommy started playing, to how his new glasses from Allegro Optical have helped not only with his playing, but in everyday life as well. JB: “First of all Tommy, can you tell us how you ended […]

Now Yanna can see the music

A talented pianist’s search for help to see the music In this blog, we look at how a talented and inspiring Pianist was helped by our specialist musicians’ glasses. Yanna is a fascinating woman, and it has been a pleasure to collaborate with her. Her music history encompasses the traditions of her family’s heritage, (Asia […]

Guest blog by pianist Norma Wilson

Norma Wilson is a pianist and flautist from the West Country. She first visited Allegro Optical in 2020 and has since collaborated with us on several projects including The RSM & BAPAM, Sustaining A Career Into Old Age podcast.  In this blog, Norma talks about how Wet Macular Degeneration has impacted her career and how […]

Post COVID-19 Eye Exam Upgrade

Private Vs NHS – Many people are eligible for free NHS sight tests, but the question is which one is better private or NHS

New Year – New Look or a family affair, by Abigayle Doe

  Christmas is a time to spend with our loved ones, and New Year is generally a time for reflection and resolutions. For The Allegro Optical family New Year 2021/22 was no different. We took the opportunity to refurbish both our practices. It was a real family affair with everyone getting stuck in. Helen dealt […]

It’s been a funny old year for this optician

As we look back on what can only be considered another strange year, we’re reviewing the past 12 months. We all started the year glad to see the back of 2020, because let’s face it who would want to go back there again!  2021 began in tiers, we started the year in tier 4 and […]

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 […]