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About Ray-BanThe first eyewear created by this brand was designed specifically for pilots. Today, Ray-Ban glasses are chosen for their impeccable design by celebrities and the fashion-conscious. Browse our collection above or search for the particular model you’ve got in mind.
History of the BrandIn the 1930s, new aeroplane technology allowed for flight at higher altitudes and over greater distances. This, however, had unexpected consequences. American Air Force pilots began experiencing headaches and it was concluded that the bright light and glare from the sun was making them feel ill. To solve the problem the Air Force approached Bausch & Lomb, who manufactured medical equipment, to make sunglasses for their pilots. The result was the first pair of Ray-Ban glasses; the legendary Aviator, patented in 1937. These glasses were designed to eliminate glare without inhibiting vision. They ‘banned’ the sun’s ‘rays’, giving the brand its name. The new Ray-Ban brand, still part of Bausch & Lomb, continued manufacturing technical glasses and their designs were innovative. In the 1940s their mirrored gradient lenses gave extra protection at the top of the lens but left the bottom section clear. This gave pilots excellent protection from the sun but allowed them to clearly see the plane’s controls. In 1952, Ray-Ban released their other legendary design: the Wayfarer. It was also around this time that the brand really started to make an impact as Ray-Ban glasses featured in films. Perhaps the most famous appearance is the Aviator design in Top Gun but the brand’s glasses can also be spotted in many other films, worn by Hollywood’s most famous actors.
Ray-Ban TodayIn 1999 Bausch & Lomb sold Ray-Ban to Luxottica, an Italian eyewear company. Their products have continued to grow in popularity and the brand is known around the world as a name to trust. Their glasses not only offer fantastic style but exceptional workmanship as well. Since the early days of aviation eyewear, the world of glasses had changed a lot. To suit the modern market, the designers have brought out new wrap-around designs. You’ll also find a great range of prescription glasses have been added to their lines. Whether you like the sleek, modern models or prefer the vintage Aviator look, Ray-Ban has got it all.
Ray-Ban Glasses at Eyewear FashionsAt Eyewear Fashions we stock a fantastic range of Ray-Ban glasses. Careful thought goes into the design of every pair and this really shows throughout the collection. When you buy your designer glasses from us, you are assured 100% genuine products sourced from trusted suppliers. We even back every purchase with our brand authenticity guarantee to give you total peace of mind. We know that you want the best lenses to complement your fashion glasses. That’s why our registered opticians carefully fit your exact prescription lenses, giving you the same high quality pair of glasses you’d expect at any other optician. Just add your prescription details and we’ll take care of the rest.
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