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 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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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 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 Men's 0RB2132 Wayfarer Sunglasses
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Classic Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses with glossy frames. The signature style is updated with straighter arms than the original silhouette. Hard case and cleaning cloth included....
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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 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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J+S Premium Military Style Classic Aviator Sunglasses, Polarized,
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Ray-Ban RB2132 New Wayfarer Sunglasses Unisex
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LUENX Aviator Sunglasses Womens Polarized Mirror with Case -
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