Aviator Glasses

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Ray Ban Aviator Glasses

Ray Ban is a high end manufacturer of sunglasses. The company was founded in 1937 by Bausch and Lomb, on commission of the United States Army Air Forces.

The history of aviator glasses goes back just a bit further.
In 1929, US Army Air Corps lieutenant, General John MacCready asked New York-based medical equipment manufacturer Bausch & Lomb to create army pilot sunglasses that would stop the headaches and nausea caused by the intense blue and white hues of the sky.

The prototype was created in 1936 and known as ‘Anti-Glare’. It had plastic frames and green lenses that could cut out the glare without obscuring vision – many of you remember the green sunglasses that were popular for decades after.

The original sunglasses were quickly remodeled with a metal frame the following year and rebranded as the ‘Ray-Ban Aviator’. On May 7, 1937, Bausch & Lomb registered the patent, and the Aviator was born.

In the 1940s, gradient lenses were introduced. These were mirrored lenses which featured a special coating on the upper part of the lens for enhanced protection, especially from the sun – which often features large in a pilots range of vision, but an uncoated lower lens for a clear view of the aircraft’s instrument panel.

Background Image: General Douglas MacArthur wearing an original pair of Ray Ban Aviators during World War II.

 

Ray-Ban RB2132 New Wayfarer Sunglasses Unisex
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Absolutely legendary in status, the Ray-Ban® 2132 New Wayfarer® is a slightly smaller version of the trailblazing original style! With a modern, slightly softer eye shape than the original, the all-important recognition factor Ray-Ban is known for remains. Plastic fr...
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Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Large Metal Unisex Sunglasses
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The original Ray-Ban aviators with a bronze-tone metal frame and brow bar. Silicone nose pads and clear tips on the metal arms. Gradient lenses. Case and cleaning cloth included....
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Ray-Ban 0rb3025 Polarized Aviator Sunglasses
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Every model in the Ray-Ban collection is the product of meticulous, original styling that translates the best of the latest fashion trends into an ever-contemporary look for millions of Ray-Ban wearers around the world. Ray-Ban sizes refer to the width of one lens in mi...
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Ray-Ban Women's Erika Velvet RB4171 Sunglasses
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Bold velvet frames add color and unexpected texture to these Ray-Ban sunglasses. Classic design with mirrored lenses and polished gunmetal arms. Carrying case and cleaning cloth included....
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Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Metal Sunglasses
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Oversized Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses with gradient lenses. Cutout at bridge and logo lettering at right lens. Case and cleaning cloth included....
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Ray-Ban 3025 Aviator Large Metal Mirrored Non-Polarized Sunglasses
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Ray-Ban Sunglasses, style RB3025 Aviator Large Metal is a rx-able classic metal aviator with a double bridge. The RB3025 features adjustable nose pads and plastic temple tips for superb comfort. The Ray-Ban logo is featured on the temples. Ray-Ban Sunglasses have scratc...
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Ray-Ban Men's 0RB2132 Square Sunglasses
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Go back to where it all began with ray-ban new wayfarer classic sunglasses. Using the same iconic shape as the classic wayfarer, these sunglasses offer an updated version that includes a smaller frame and slightly softer eye shape. ...
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Ray-Ban Unisex-Adult Round Metal 0RB3447 Round Sunglasses
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Round Ray-Ban sunglasses draw inspiration from decades of style icons. Mirrored lenses, crystal arm ends, and matte finished frames. Carrying case and cleaning cloth included....
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Ray-Ban Women's 4068 Oversized Wrap Sunglasses
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When fashion calls, Ray-Ban answers! Havana's flattering ladies' style is comfortable and lightweight. This Highstreet Collection frame is perfect for everyday use, but hardly everyday looking. Brown tortoise frames come with brown polarized lenses, providing ultimate c...
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J+S Premium Military Style Classic Aviator Sunglasses, Polarized,
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J+S Premium Military Style Classic Aviator Sunglasses Polarized and 100% UV protection - protect your eyes without compromising on style, comfort and safety.Polarized and 100% UV protection sunglasses helps:- Reduce eyestrain, no tired eyes after a full day in the sun.-...
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LUENX Aviator Sunglasses Womens Polarized Mirror with Case -
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Why You Should Choose Luenx Sunglasses? Because if you buy expensive sunglasses, you have to worry about scratching or losing on vacation. Because if you buy cheap sunglasses, you have to worry about the quality and the safety whether it¡¯s potentially harmful to your...
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Ray-Ban RB2132 New Wayfarer Sunglasses Unisex
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Absolutely legendary in status, the Ray-Ban® 2132 New Wayfarer® is a slightly smaller version of the trailblazing original style! With a modern, slightly softer eye shape than the original, the all-important recognition factor Ray-Ban is known for remains. Plastic fr...
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SojoS Classic Aviator Mirrored Flat Lens Sunglasses Metal Frame
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DUCO Mens Sports Polarized Sunglasses UV Protection Sunglasses
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Functional Glasses, DUCO is No.1-Slogan 1-United States Registered Brand Sunglasses , trademark registration number is 4643912. 2-Duco focuses on a wide variety of functional glasses, from UV400-protection polarized sunglasses to anti-blue-light gaming glasses, night vi...
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Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Large Metal Unisex Sunglasses
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The original Ray-Ban aviators with a bronze-tone metal frame and brow bar. Silicone nose pads and clear tips on the metal arms. Gradient lenses. Case and cleaning cloth included....
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Ray-Ban 0rb3025 Polarized Aviator Sunglasses
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Every model in the Ray-Ban collection is the product of meticulous, original styling that translates the best of the latest fashion trends into an ever-contemporary look for millions of Ray-Ban wearers around the world. Ray-Ban sizes refer to the width of one lens in mi...
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FEIDU Cocoons Fitovers Polarized Sunglasses Aviator
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Size Lens Width: 1.57" Lens Height: 2.08" Frame Length: 5.43" Bridge Width: 0.74" Arm Width: 5.55" Package 1x Sunglasses 1x Soft Glasses Cloth 1x Spectacle Case 1x Screwdriver 1x Exquisite Packaging Carton FEIDU SUNGLASSES Style and Quality is what we convey to o...
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