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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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. All Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Classic sungl...
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Ray-Ban Women's Round Brow Bar Sunglasses
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Glossy plastic Ray-Ban sunglasses in a scaled-down aviator shape. Case and cleaning cloth included....
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Ray-Ban Unisex Aviator Metal Sunglasses , Gold, 58 mm
$168.00 $168.00
Unisex GOLD aviator metal shape frame. With BROWN GRADIENT DARK BROWN non-polarized lenses. This style is Rx-able....
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Ray-Ban Metal Unisex Aviator Sunglasses, Electric Blue, 58 mm
$178.00 $178.00
The Ray-Ban sunglasses collection for this season calls for a large dose of style. You can choose from a wide range of colors, but a fashion crowd favorite are the cool mixes of electric frames and mirror lenses. Made of high-quality metal frames and plastic lenses, the...
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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 Men's Metal Man Non-Polarized Square Sunglasses , Medium
$168.00 $168.00
Smart and sleek, these Ray-Ban sunglasses will make the perfect addition to any casual-smart look.  designed with a slender metal frame, the 0RB3557 boasts an elegant silhouette. The square colourful lenses will make a subdued statement. Complete with subtle branding a...
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Ray-Ban 0RB3025 Aviator Metal Non-Polarized Sunglasses, Black/Grey
$112.50 $112.50
Classic aviator sunglasses with a wire frame, accented at the right lens with Ray-Ban's signature logo lettering. Case and cleaning cloth included....
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Ray-Ban Erika Metal Non-Polarized Sunglasses , Blue/Grey Mirror,
$153.00 $153.00
Ray-Ban Rb3539 sunglasses are designed with thin temples, round, gradient lenses and a keyhole bridge. Ray-Ban has epitomized fashion eyewear for years, growing in popularity through innovation and commitment to quality...
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Ray-Ban RB3016 Classic Clubmaster Sunglasses
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Ray-Ban Sunglasses, style RB3016 Clubmaster is a rx-able rectangular metal frame rimmed with plastic on the upper frame. The RB3016 features adjustable nose pads and plastic temples for superb comfort. The Ray-Ban logo is featured on the temples. Ray-Ban Sunglasses have...
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PRIVÉ REVAUX “The Commando” Polarized Aviator Sunglasses
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The Commando is not into politics - they're into survival. While others cower in fear and indecision, The Commando gets the job done.LIMITED QUANTITIES - Privé strives to keep you and your style fresh. To fulfill that promise, frames will be manufactured in limited qua...
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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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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. All Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Classic sungl...
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SojoS Classic Aviator Mirrored Flat Lens Sunglasses Metal Frame
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FIND SojoS Vision WORTH TO TRY AND TRUST SojoS Vision loves the sunshine, natural beauty, and of course - beautiful eyes. We design each of our glasses with comfort, lift, and spirituality in mind to fit your lifestyle. Our name was inspired by the secret in your e...
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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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LUENX Aviator Sunglasses Men Women Non-Mirror Polarized UV400
$58.99 $58.99
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 ey...
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Ray-Ban Women's Round Brow Bar Sunglasses
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Glossy plastic Ray-Ban sunglasses in a scaled-down aviator shape. Case and cleaning cloth included....
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Quay Australia HIGH KEY Men's and Women's Sunglasses Classic
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Stop the show and keep it HIGH KEY. Designed in collaboration with Desi Perkins, this worldwide fan fave has turned the classic aviator on its head. Featuring an oversized metal frame with unforgettably chic flat reflective lenses, each color of HIGH KEY is a wardrobe e...
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