Lenses are all the same! Aren’t they?

James Brooks examining a lens after surfacing

Why are lenses so expensive? They’re just bits of plastic, aren’t they? These are questions we are often asked. The simple answer is no, lenses are not all the same. In this blog we will try our best to explain the difference between the many different types of lenses. Different types of lenses: Digital, HD, […]

April’s Frame of the Month – Booth & Bruce

Booth & Bruce eyewear from Allegro Optical

Booth & Bruce for some Easter colour Hello, I’m Xanthe! If you don’t know who I am then here is a quick introduction, I am Sheryl’s youngest daughter. I have worked for Allegro Optical for 4 years and one of the jobs I do is write blogs, which I love! In these blogs I get […]

Today is National Spinach Day

 This leafy green vegetable is so good for our eyes Here’s a little reminder, March 26th is National Spinach Day in case it slipped your mind! Spinach is not just tasty it provides your eyes with Lutein, which is thought to help maintain eye health. Are you intrigued? Then read on….. The Spectacular Benefits of […]

Student Digs by James Brooks from Saddleworth – What is Blepharitis?

James Brooks Relief manager Allegro Optical the musicians optician

James Brooks returns pen to paper In November 2019 James began his series of blogs known as Student Digs. Since then James has successfully completed two courses, The Association Of Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) Optical assistant course and the Association Of Dispensing Opticians and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Management and Leadership Diploma. James has taken […]

Don’t put off your eye care

Don’t put off your eye care or it may cost more than you bargained for. None of us has had the start to 2021 we had wished for and many of us missed seeing friends and family over Christmas. The pandemic has changed all our lives and outdoor activity has been significantly limited. This has […]

Nine months of staying at home and we ask what has it done to our eyes?

Say goodbye to dry eyes with Allegro Optical

How staying at home can affect our eyes There have been many discussions about how COVID 19 and numerous lockdowns and tier restrictions have affected public health. But one area which is often overlooked is eye health. Bring me sunshine Did you know that a lack of natural light can potentially cause damage to our […]