Ray-Ban was founded in 1937 by the American Company Bausch & Lomb, and is best known for its Wayfarer and Aviator styles of sunglasses. The sunglasses were developed in response to a request from the U.S. military because pilots were reporting headaches and altitude sickness due to the intense blue and white hues of the sky. As a result, anti-reflective coatings were invented with green lenses to cut the glare without obscuring vision. Ray Ban glasses have a rich history from serving their country to representing an iconic fashion trend. There’s a reason why they’re one of the most sought-after brands.
A classic piece of American fashion and culture.
Created for pilots to cut out the glare of the sun during flight.
Symbol of self-expression donned by pop-culture icons.
Ray-Ban redeveloped its lenses and frames with the creation of the Outdoorsman, benefitting sporting enthusiasts. Ray-Ban rose to further prominence when successive designs were made famous by names such as James Dean, Peter Fonda, Clint Eastwood, Jim Belushi, Dan Akroyd, and Tom Cruise; all of which have worn the brand in famous films deeply entrenched in American pop-culture. Aside from being famous for sunglasses, the recently released line of stylish Ray Ban eyeglasses follows the same classic design with various colors, shapes, and materials. The heritage of Ray-Ban features their authentic, contemporary, timeless frames that have been in use for over 80 years.