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 AVIATOR LARGE METAL - MATTE GOLD Frame GREEN MIRROR POLAR
$203.00 $200.00
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 Aviator Large Metal Sunglasses Rb3025 004/58 Gunmetal
$203.00 $203.00
Ray-Ban AVIATOR LARGE METAL Sunglasses RB3025 004/58 Gunmetal with lens Size 58 mm and bridge size 14 mm. . These Ray-Ban Sunglasses are of the highest quality build and are 100% authentic! Package Includes: Certificate of Authenticity, Original Case, Cleaning Cloth a...
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Ray-Ban Kids' 0rj9506s212/1952junior Aviator Sunglasses, Silver,
$66.00 $73.00
Unisex Child SILVER aviator metal shape frame. With CLEAR GRADIENT LIGHT BLUE non-polarized lenses. This style is Rx-able....
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New Ray Ban Aviator RB3025 W3275 Silver Crystal Grey Mirror 55mm
$178.00 $178.00
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Ray-Ban RB3362 004 Cockpit Unisex Aviator Sunglasses Green Lens
$153.00 $153.00
Cockpit RB3362 Ray-Ban Cockpit sunglasses contemporize the Aviator Classic with an updated lens size and color options. These sunglasses have less dominating lenses, which complements most face shapes. Cockpit RB3362 allows you to wear the timeless, classic frame that w...
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RAY-BAN Aviator Sunglasses, Black, 62 mm
$203.00 $203.00
Each pair of sunglasses 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....
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Polycarbonate Frame. Polycarbonate Lens. Stainless Steel Hinges. 100% UV protection....
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Ray-Ban AVIATOR LARGE METAL - MATTE GOLD Frame GREEN MIRROR POLAR
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