Under the Boardwalk, Uppermill Band’s tribute to key workers

May 23, 2020

Josie Dawson looks back over a long and happy friendship Like everyone else, the residents of Saddleworth have all been staying at home and social distancing. For most of us, life has completely transformed since lockdown began on 24th March. We used to rush off to work on a Monday morning and brave the rush […]

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Life in lock-down by Josie Dawson

May 11, 2020

How my life has changed in lock-down   Well here we are entering week seven of lock-down and for many of us, life has changed completely. My daily routine has changed beyond all recognition as has my working environment. I now work mostly from home on admin and involves processing invoices and payments. Although I […]

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Coming together in Lockdown

April 16, 2020

Lockdown, how being apart has brought us together We’re now several weeks into lockdown, with “the good old days” starting to feel somewhat nostalgic. Just like a warm and comforting distant memory.  The Allegro Optical team have been filling their lockdown days with a combination of music-making, looking after their families and in Josie’s case, […]

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Hypermetropia, long sightedness what exactly is it

April 8, 2020

Optometrist Amy Ogden explains Hypermetropia or Long Sightedness   Hypermetropia (which actually, we shorten to hyperopia), occurs when either the cornea (the clear window that covers the iris) is too flat, or the eyeball itself is shorter than normal. This means, the light rays we need to be focussed at the retina, are instead focussed behind […]

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

April 2, 2020

COVID – 19 Update In line with the most recent public health control measures regarding Coronavirus Covid-19.  We have made a number of immediate changes to the delivery and operation of our optometry services.  In line with NHS guidelines we have suspended all routine optical services until advised otherwise. The definition of a routine service […]

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Continued support during the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown

March 30, 2020

Keeping our clients safe and well during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Firstly, Steve and I hope you, your family and loved ones remain safe and well in these difficult times. We’ve attempted to write this post several times over the course of the last week. But quite frankly the situation was changing quicker than we could […]

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Audrey Hepburn or Mr T – Why I love bling

March 27, 2020

To bling or not to bling – Now there’s a question I personally love a bit of bling, but let’s be honest who doesn’t? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going all out Mr T, (now there is a man who likes his bling!),  but I do enjoy the odd sparkly earrings and blingy necklaces […]

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Some things to thank Mum for, by Xanthe Doe

March 20, 2020

It’s nearly Mothering Sunday, and Xanthe looks at some of the things she could thank her Mum for It will soon be Mother’s Day and up and down the country lots of lovely Mums will be spoiled by their loved ones. Whether it’s with cards, flowers, chocolates and best mum ever teddy bears, we all […]

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An introduction to Glaucoma by Optometrist Amy Ogden

March 18, 2020

What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is the name used for the group of eye conditions which cause damage to the optic nerve. This damage can ultimately cause sight loss. Our optic nerve is the wire that connects the brain and the eye together. It sends visual information from one to the other. There is a misconception […]

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