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Allegro Optical focuses on knowledge exchange to help musicians — 4barsrest

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A new, free initiative between award-winning opticians Allegro Optical and the University of York aims to improve eye care for musicians.

Allegro Optical’s award-winning opticians, recognized in the industry for their specialization in helping musicians, are hosting an innovative networking and knowledge exchange event in partnership with the University of York’s Department of Music.

‘The Musician’s Optician’ is based in the heart of brass band country with branches in Holmfirth, Greenfield and Marsden, but has earned a worldwide reputation with musicians of all genres for their expertise and excellence.

Visual health in the performing arts

“Visual Health in the Performing Arts” is a free event taking place on Thursday, July 7 (9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) at the Rymer Auditorium, part of the University of York’s Department of Music ( YO10 5DD)

Dr Naomi Norton is working with Allegro Optical and the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) to organize this special event bringing together performing artists, clinicians, medical device manufacturers and organizations involved in health promotion and the well-being of performing artists.

Eye care needs

Speaking about the initiative, Allegro Optical’s Managing Director, Sheryl Doe Bsc FBDO, told 4BR, “Performers have specific eye care needs: for example, they need to be able to read sheet music details, to change focus between near and far sight and to have a good perception of space.

Bringing together eye care clinical and industry stakeholders with performing artists and organizations, this event will raise awareness of the needs of artists, what the industry can do to support them and what performing arts stakeholders can do to prevent vision problems and support those affected by them.”

Performers have specific eye care needs: for example, they must be able to read detailed musical scores, change focus between near and far sight, and have a good sense of spatial awareness. .Sheryl Doe

Discussions

4BR has been informed that the event will provide delegates with the opportunity to engage in cross-disciplinary collaborative discussions as well as contribute to the development of a “Visual Health in the Performing Arts” survey and fact sheet. information BAPAM.

Free to book

This free event is funded by the University of York Place and Community Fund. Refreshments at lunch are offered to delegates.

Spaces are limited, so book early and let us know if your plans change.

To find out more please email: [email protected] or to register please use the following link: https://forms.gle/QMKcUZ5WmyhXeFN58