Disposable BBQ season is here, meaning it’s finally time to don your sun shades, grab a Pimms, lather on the sun cream (if you’re feeling optimistic), and celebrate summer the best way you know how!  With all of these glorious reasons to be happy, we’ve put together five ways to look after your IOLLAs to make sure they keep you looking and feeling amazing whether you’re lying on the beach or exploring the hidden gems of your own city during these (hopefully) sunny months.

1.  Stop and think, don’t put them in the sink!

     Contrary to popular belief, washing up liquid is not a lens’ best friend as it’ll break down your anti-scratch and anti-glare coatings.  We recommend using the microfibre cloth that comes with your glasses and shades but good quality lens wipes are also an option if you want to keep your IOLLAs looking fresh.


     2.  If they’re not on your face store them in your case

      Whilst we might enjoy catching some rays, too much concentrated heat (like through a car windscreen) can cause glasses frames to warp in shape. Don’t sweat it though, just pop them into your case!
      Your case will also protect your lenses from any scratches from keys or coins at the bottom of your bag. 


      3.  Don’t be too salty...

        We totally understand why you might want to wear your favourite IOLLAs for any given occasion or circumstance, but when it comes to salt water we recommend the humble goggle as a far more splash friendly alternative.


        4.  Snap and share your cares away!

        Are you even having a good time if you haven’t posted about it on social media? We love to see where our customers take their IOLLAs, so don’t forget to share your summer photos, show your friends how you #seewithiolla, and be in to win a free pair in our monthly prize draw!


        5.  Don’t let your after care become an after thought

         Remember you are always more than welcome to pop into one of our showrooms if you feel your frames could do with a wee tighten at any time. And if you’ve lost your cloth or case, come in and we’ll restock you with a new one!


        Got big Summer plans?  Be sure to order 10-14 days before you head off on holiday to ensure your sunglasses are ready for you in time.  Have fun seeing the Summer with IOLLA!