Founded in Turin in 1917 by optician and photographer Giuseppe Ratti, Persol frames were originally designed to cater for the demands of pilots and racing drivers; the name "Persol" is derived from "per il sole," which, in Italian, means "for the sun."
Over the years Persol and its trademark silver arrow has become a staple of sportsmen, adventurers and movie stars worldwide, appreciated not only for its classic shapes but also for its technical innovations (for instance the worldâ€™s first flexible stem), comfort and quality.
Iris Optical has carried Persol eyewear since March 2013.
For customers in the UK, these frames are stocked in our London SE1 (Tower Bridge) store. For customers outside of London England, these glasses can also be ordered by phone as well as online, and we can also reglaze or repair your own Persol frames.