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, RB3025, Large Metal Aviator Sunglasses 58 mm, G-15 Lenses,
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Originally designed for U.S. aviators in 1937, Ray-Ban RB3025 Large Metal Aviator sunglasses have quickly become one of the most iconic sunglasses models in the world. These perfect Ray-Ban Aviators for women and men are a timeless model that combines great aviator styl...
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Ray-Ban Women's Erika Aviator
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Ray-Ban Erika Velvet sunglasses are fashion-forward and stylish sunglasses for women. Featuring pilot lenses and frames as soft as velvet, these Oversized Round sunglasses for women are the perfect must-have accessory to complete a trendy appearance. These women’s sun...
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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 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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Ray-Ban RB2132 New Wayfarer Polarized Sunglasses
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Ray-Ban sunglasses raise the bar for comfort, fashion, and function—they’ve been doing so since 1937. Regarded as functional, fashionable, and comfortable, the latest Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses take elements from the classic Wayfarer and update them with slightly s...
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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 Original Wayfarer Sunglasses Plastic,Acetate
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The original Ray-Ban® Wayfarer® in size 54mm is simply the most recognizable style in sunglasses. The distinct shape is paired with the traditional Ray-Ban signature logo on the sculpted temples. After its initial design in 1952, the Ray-Ban Wayfarer quickly endeared ...
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Ray-Ban, Justin RB4165, Unisex Classic Sunglasses
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For both men and women who are looking for stylish, durable, and prescription-ready polarized sunglasses, the Ray-Ban Justin RB4165 is right up your alley. These Ray-Ban Justin sunglasses are polarized and arguably one of the coolest looks in the Ray-Ban collection. Ins...
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Polarspex Polarized 80's Retro Classic Trendy Stylish Sunglasses
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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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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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WearMe Pro - Reflective Lens Round Trendy Sunglasses
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