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 Men's Original Aviator Sunglasses         
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The original Ray-Ban aviators, created in 1937, live on in these timeless sunglasses. Gold-tone metal frame and top bar. Silicone nose pads and clear tips on the metal arms. Green lenses. Case and cleaning cloth included....
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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 RB3025 Aviator Sunglasses
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Whether you're spending your days imitating the volleyball scene from your favorite Air Force-training movie, or you just need some Ice Man-like style for your beach vacation, the Ray Ban Aviator Large Metal Sunglasses are for you. The crazy-tough metal frame won't snap...
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Ray-Ban Erika Sunglasses Lens
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The Ray-Ban chris epitomizes modern day fashion packed into a lightweight, comfortable design....
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Ray-Ban Women's Erika Wayfarer Sunglasses
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Let's face it, despite the obvious nod to the shades of yesteryear, the Ray-Ban Women's Erika Sunglasses have a completely unexpected style ... and it's beyond cool. The soft, gummy-textured frame just feels right in your hand, and gradient lens tint is not only pleasin...
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Ray-Ban RB3025 Gold Aviators with Green Lenses
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Oversized Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses with polarized lenses. Cutout at bridge and logo lettering at 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 Men's RB3543 Chromance Polarized Sunglasses
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The best-selling, cool Ray-Ban shapes are now available with Chromance polarized lenses that fine-tune light, making your everyday views brighter....
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Ray-Ban Predator 2 - BLACK Frame CRYSTAL MIRROR GREY Lenses 62mm
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Ray-Ban calls this one Predator 2, but don't be intimidated by its name. It's the cooler-than-cool modified wrap style made famous by the guys in Men in Black. The lightweight but durable futuristic black frame and black UV polarized protective lenses will revolutionize...
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SojoS Cat Eye Mirrored Flat Lenses Street Fashion Metal Frame
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Duduma Premium Full Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses w/ Flash Mirror
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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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LUENX Sunglasses Aviator Polarized for Men & Women with Eyeglasses
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LUENX Mens Womens Aviator Sunglasses Polarized with Accessories
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Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Sunglasses
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LUENX Aviator Sunglasses Womens Mens Polarized Mirror with Case
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