Ray Ban Sunglasses was founded in 1937 when airline pilots were reporting that they were distracted while flying because of the intense glare from the sky. They also had a problem with their goggles fogging up from the high altitude.
In 1929, Bausch & Lomb got together with The US Army Air Corps to develop a lens that would help with this problem. Several years later, in 1936, a plastic frame with green lenses was created that would reduce the glare without diminishing vision. One year later they were redesigned with a metal frame and called the Ray Ban Aviator.
Hollywood had a huge impact on what people wore during WWII, and still does. The Ray Ban Wayfarer was born in 1952 and became one of the hottest most recognizable fashion accessories worn.
Ray Ban Sunglasses became the Hollywood Glam and the world’s leading eye wear for quality and style. Over the years, many famous people have been noticed wearing their Ray Ban Sunglasses but don’t want to be seen:
- 1950s – James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause
- 1960’s – Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
- 1980s – The Blues Brothers, Risky Business, Top Gun
- 1984 – Michael Jackson at The Grammy s
- 1992 – Denzel Washington in Malcolm X
- 2000s – music icons The Virgins, The Big Pink, We Are Scientists, Iggy Pop
- 2011 – Johnny Marr, legendary guitarist for The Smiths
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