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 RB3025 Aviator Large Metal Unisex 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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Ray-Ban Unisex Adult Classic Aviator Sunglasses in Bronze Grey
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Ray-Ban RB3025 167/1M  Classic Aviator Sunglasses in Bronze Grey Violet Mirror are a perfect combination of classic and contemporary - and better still, they're always on-trend.  These Ray Ban Aviators are crafted in the spirit of the original 1930s Pilot-style Aviato...
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Ray-Ban Women's Erika Velvet RB4171 Sunglasses
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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 3025 Aviator Large Metal Non-Mirrored Polarized Sunglasses
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*Currently one of the most iconic sunglass models in the world, Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses were originally designed for U.S. aviators in 1937 *Aviator sunglasses are a timeless unisex model that combines great aviator styling with exceptional quality, performance, and c...
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Ray-Ban 3025 Aviator Large Metal Non-Mirrored Non-Polarized Sunglasses
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Professional cleaning cloths (at least two) Mild dish detergent Eye-glass repair kit (optional) Inspect the lenses carefully for dirt or grit. Rinse them with clean water, gently removing dirt. Wipe the lenses in a side-to-side motion with an eye-glass cleaning cloth. B...
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Ray-Ban Metal Round Sunglasses, , Bronze-Copper, Green Gradient,
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The Ray-Ban round metal sunglasses are totally retro. This look has been worn by legendary musicians and inspired by the 1960s counter-culture when this style first originated.The Ray-Ban unisex metal, iconic sunglasses are known for their defined round crystal lenses a...
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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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Other Brand Aviator Glasses

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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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 RB3025 Aviator Large Metal Unisex 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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Ray-Ban Unisex Adult Classic Aviator Sunglasses in Bronze Grey
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Ray-Ban RB3025 167/1M  Classic Aviator Sunglasses in Bronze Grey Violet Mirror are a perfect combination of classic and contemporary - and better still, they're always on-trend.  These Ray Ban Aviators are crafted in the spirit of the original 1930s Pilot-style Aviato...
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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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Quay Women's x Desi Perkins High Key Sunglasses
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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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