The IOLLA Blog

january recap

We thought we'd share some of our favourite memories from the month with our community. 

get outdoors

We're committed to making our customers look and feel their best and this comes from inside out. 

Christmas Gift Guide

This festive season, dive into the world of stylish eyewear with our carefully curated gift guide.


How does the fixed necessity of eyewear find its place in this dynamic scene?

Autumn glasses trends

Trends we're looking forward to seeing more of throughout Autumn/Winter. 

shop with iolla

Shopping with IOLLA: A complete guide to building your eyewear wardrobe. 

why you should buy prescription sunglasses

The sun is back which means cracking out the BBQ and adding a pair of sunnies to every outfit 

Getting to know Manchester

We've been loving getting to know Manchester and we thought we'd share all we've learned so far. 

This Barbie is obsessed with her IOLLA Glasses

We've picked out our favourite frames that would be the perfect addition to Barbie's wardrobe.

What our customers say

Gemma Davers was one of the first customers to enter the Finnieston showroom in 2015. 

Nat Showroom Manager

Showroom Manager Nat is here to provide all the 'dupes' for some of the biggest celebrities' glasses

Which glasses to choose for your face shape

We're here to provide some handy tips on how to get glasses that suit your face shape. 

Finnieston Music

Our collaborative playlist sets the tone for what the atmosphere on the shop floor is like.

iolla spring spectacle event

We invited our customers to recycle their glasses, have cocktails and hear live music! 

edinburgh castle

We're getting to know our neighbours in Edinburgh who work sustainably in the community. 

IOLLA Edinburgh real living wage employer sign

Claire, our HR Manager, shares what it means to us to be a real Living Wage employer. 

IOLLA stylist & printmaker holds mirrorball

23 March 2023

Meet Martha who, alongside styling the people of Edinburgh, is a printmaker and designer. 

Bethany influencer and her mother in IOLLA showroom

16 March 2023

Introducing Bethany, a Manchester-based influencer and IOLLA enthusiast. 

How to take your PD measurement

7 November 2022

Measuring PD is an important step in ordering glasses. We're here to help guide you through the process.

showroom stylist iolla

10 October 2022

Our team members have developed a tradition of taking part in company wide clothes swaps.

Male and female model close up

7 February 2023

Glasses wearer or not, it's important to look after your eyes. Read our guide on how to take care of them.

The IOLLA Blog - 2023 roundup

With 2024 just around the corner, we thought we'd reflect on this spectacular year.


We thought we'd reflect on the heartwarming moments that filled our month.

Blue light

Blue light filter works by blocking blue light from the sun and digital screens.

refresh your iolla glasses

Upgrade the prescription on your favourite pair of IOLLAs with our refresh service.

showroom design

Each month we select a winner at random and the winner receives a brand-new pair of IOLLA's

Jane Stylist WGS

We caught up with some of our team to find out which glasses are in their eyewear wardrobe. 

IOLLA x Dior Beauty Make Up Tips

Handy tips and tricks on how to apply make-up as a glasses wearer with tips from Dior Beauty. 

Peaky Blinders Tommy Shelby

The release of Oppenheimer got us reflecting on our experience designing Tommy Shelby's frames. 

IOLLAs at the beach1

Whether you're heading to the beach, a city break or stay-cation, don't forget to pack your eyewear! 

Orange by IOLLA

Orange by IOLLA is a summer capsule collection of daring designs for the style seekers. 

iolla clip ons

It's almost our 8th birthday! The perfect time to look back at IOLLA through the years. 

iolla glasses

The tale of how we got here is one worth telling, so let's see how glasses have evolved over time. 

Bell clear crystal

We explore how the fan favourite - Bell, has evolved through the years at IOLLA.

finnieston eyewear showroom recycling event

We invited our customers to join us in Finnieston to recycle their glasses. 

IOLLA Stylist

6 April 2023

Meet IOLLA Erin, showroom Stylist who is passionate about sustainable fashion.

sustainable glasses

29 March 2023

Here at IOLLA, we're on a journey to ensure our footprint stays minimal. Find out how.

biodegradable acetates

7 March 2023

Callum, in-house Product and Showroom Designer, shares insight into one of our newest styles.

Woman in yoga pose

13 February 2023

Robyn, IOLLA Assistant Manager at St James Quarter, Edinburgh, shares her journey with Yoga teaching.

Showroom team 7th birthday

29 December 2022

It’s been an exciting year for us here at IOLLA and we can’t wait to share all our highlights with you. 

IOLLA opens in Manchester

19 November 2022

We’ve recently opened our doors in Manchester, our first ever location outside of Scotland.