Janet’s Spectacular eyewear styling journey

From Boring Binns to Glorious Glasses  We recognise that selecting new glasses is a pain for most individuals. In most other circumstances, you’re left to “self-select” your eyewear from a dizzying assortment of potentially thousands of options. This merely increases your chances of selecting the incorrect frame! Now combine the new spectacle frame dilemma with […]

A passion for purple in 2021

Passionate-purple-2021

2021, our year of colour? 2020 was a memorable year for all the wrong reasons. For many of us, it was an emotional, and challenging year. We’ve all had to deal with COVID19, social distancing and many of us have lost loved ones and colleagues. Our Greenfield practice also had to cope with a burglary […]

A stocking full of festive eye facts

Festive eye facts

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, like us you’re probably enjoying all the festive sights our eyes allow us to see. From beautifully twinkling and bedecked Christmas trees to sparkling fairy lights and those brightly wrapped presents under the tree. Have you ever thought about how different Christmas would be without our vision?  […]

Show your true colours – Tantalising teal

Tantalising Teal Collage Facebook Post

Tantalising teal, A universal colour. Or is it? When we were choosing the new frames for this season’s collection, it quickly became known as ‘Tantalising Teal’. We realised that we’d had a bit of a teal-fest when choosing the frame colours. Teal is well known as a universal colour, a colour everyone can wear. But […]

Eyewear Styling – Helping you discover your wow.

A unique Eyewear Styling Service Did you know that Allegro Optical offers a unique Eyewear Styling Service? Exclusively for existing and new customers at their practices in Greenfield and Meltham. This individually dedicated consultation service offers our clients a unique and bespoke one-hour eyewear styling consultation. We help them to discover their perfect eyewear to […]

Caron eyewear – Making a virtual statement on Zoom

Caron eyewear ethos

‘Zoom’ calls for a fresh look – A guest blog by Nyree Hughes With so many of us now working from home, swapping the office for virtual meetings delivered from the dining table. While we may all secretly be wearing yoga pants and slippers, (not just me, right?) From the desk up, we still need […]

Eyewear trends for autumn/winter

Allegro Optical blog

Allegro Optical take a seasonal look at eyewear trends It only feels like yesterday that we were enjoying the long sunny days, waiting for the end of lockdown. Now here we are once again at the beginning of yet another lockdown, this time a slightly more dismal one.  Despite the doom and gloom, just landed […]

The Best Way to Clean your Spectacles

Now I don’t want to sound patronising, but I wondered how many of you lovely readers really do know the best way to clean your spectacles? Many of us spend a fair amount of time choosing a spectacle frame, I know I do.  We all worry “Do these glasses suit me?” “Does the frame go […]

Dispensing Optician Claire looks at the History of two Cult Eyewear Brands

Dispensing Optician CLaire Atkinson Allegro Optical

Two Cult Eyewear Brands, a brief history There are hundreds of brands associated with eyewear, but few have a history which has stood the test of time. It is always interesting to see how a company has grown. Usually from humble origins and through tough economic climates. Quality prevails and here is the history of […]

William Morris eyewear – Designed in London and unashamedly British

William-Morris-black-label-collection

William Morris eyewear is proud to be British 1996 was quite a year, Bill Clinton was re-elected President, Oprah Winfrey started her famous book club. Incredibly the Macarena became a worldwide hit. 1996 was also the year in which Robert Morris created British eyewear brand William Morris London. Robert’s aim was to create a very […]