Vision is now music to Alice’s eyes and ears

April 12, 2021

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 […]

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Harp-y to help Joan see the music and more

April 5, 2021

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. […]

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April’s Frame of the Month – Booth & Bruce

April 1, 2021

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 […]

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Today is National Spinach Day

March 26, 2021

 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 […]

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

March 14, 2021

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 […]

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Don’t put off your eye care

February 12, 2021

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 […]

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A passion for purple in 2021

January 2, 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 […]

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We are open as normal in Tier 4 (Greenfield) and Tier 3 (Meltham)

December 30, 2020

Following today’s COVID-19 review the Government has confirmed that “As health care providers and essential businesses with safe and appropriate Infection Prevention and Control measures already in place, community optometry practices are exempt from the protection measures in all tiers and can therefore remain open and provide a full range of services”. This means we […]

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A stocking full of festive eye facts

December 24, 2020

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?  […]

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