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 Aviator Sunglasses
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Ray-Ban Aviator Flash Lenses Sunglasses. The name and silhouette that has become a worldwide icon. Featuring glare repellent mirrored Flash lenses. Frame constructed with lightweight premium polished metal. Mirrored Flash lenses create a hybrid surface that provide a hi...
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Ray-Ban 3025 Aviator Large Metal Non-Mirrored Non-Polarized Sunglasses
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Ray-Ban Unisex RB3025 Original Aviator 62mm
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Ray-Ban RB3136 Caravan Sunglasses
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Ray-Ban Caravan sunglasses were designed as a streamlined alternative to the classic aviator. Gunmetal frame and green lenses. Silicone nose pads. Case and cleaning cloth included....
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Ray-Ban Unisex RB4171 Polarized Sunglasses
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Ray-Ban Erika rb4171 sunglasses are the perfect accessory to complete any look. Featuring both classic and Bright rubber fronts, metal temples and tone-on-tone temple tips, Ray-Ban Erika sunglasses will set your look apart from the crowd....
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Ray-Ban Women's 4068 Oversized Wrap Sunglasses
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Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Metal Sunglasses
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Aviator Ray-Ban sunglasses with a lightweight wire frame and gradient lenses. Signature logo lettering at the right lens. Case and cleaning cloth included....
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Ray-Ban RB4265 Chromance Lens Wrap Sunglasses
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Features a new, innovative six-layer anti-reflection treatment that eliminates reflections and glare, while maximizing contrast to provide more vivid texture and contour....
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LUENX Men Aviator Sunglasses Polarized Women - UV 400 with case
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Duduma Premium Full Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses w/ Flash Mirror
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LUENX Sunglasses Aviator Polarized for Men & Women with Eyeglasses
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Outray Vintage Retro Classic Half Frame Horn Rimmed Clear Lens
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Classic horn rimmed half frame that features clear lenses for a sharp sophisticated look. An iconic frame that will have you looking fashionable in any situation. Frame is made with tortoise shell acetate brow and arms, metal wire lens lining and metal nose bridge. Also...
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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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