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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Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Sunglasses
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Ray-Ban Aviator Flash lenses. Classic aviator frames. Mirror lenses. Metal frames. Imported. Vendor style #: RB3025 003....
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Ray-Ban Erika Sunglasses Lens
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Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Large Metal Non-Polarized Sunglasses
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Features:Ray-Ban sunglassesLarge aviator designFrame: Sturdy and durable metal frameLenses: 100% UV protectionLenses offer greater contrast in low light conditionsLenses are 2x more impact resistant, and 12x more scratch resistant, than standard lensesLens Shape: Square...
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Ray-Ban 3025 Aviator Large Non-Mirrored Sunglasses
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Aviator classic sunglasses are a timeless 0RB3025 that combines great aviator styling with exceptional quality, performance and comfort. Durable Product....
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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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Ray-Ban Women's 3449 59mm
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A semi-rimless design set in shining metal gives the Ray-Ban RB3449 59mm classic aviator silhouette a bold, confident style boost, while 100% UV protection defends your eyes from scorching glare....
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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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When fashion calls, Ray-Ban answers! Havana's flattering ladies' style is comfortable and lightweight. This Highstreet Collection frame is perfect for everyday use, but hardly everyday looking. Brown tortoise frames come with brown polarized lenses, providing ultimate c...
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Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Sunglasses
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