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Ray Ban Sunglasses has been bringing us the sunglasses that the world looks upon for over 70 years. Ray-Ban is conclusively the best selling sunglasses brand, ever, and have created, in the Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses and Ray Ban Aviator, the world's two best selling sunglasses designs. Ray-Ban is the blueprint for sunglasses style and and the dominant name brand when it comes to sunglasses fashion. In 1920, balloon pilot Lieutenant John MacCready sustained eye damage during an air flight. Determined to protect the eyes of others and his eyes from further damage, MacCready partnered with Bausch and Lomb to create RayBan sunglass line, launched in 1937.
The U.S. Air Force became Ray Ban’s first client, with pilots and others benefiting from Ray Ban’s innovative anti-glare technological innovations that employed green-tinted mineral glass top filter out ultraviolet and infrared and rays. Under MacCready’s guidance the early Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses design was created to provide the ultimate in eye protection and comfort. The light frame of these early Ray Ban sunglasses features gold plated metal, the green mineral glass lenses, and weighed in at under 150 grams. Ray Ban had now raised the bar and a photograph of General Douglas MacArthur wearing a pair of RayBan Aviator sunglasses is an iconic image for the ages.
Apparently, the military wasn’t big enough to contain innovative Ray Ban style - Ray Ban history continued in Hollywood. Beginning in the 60's – with Audrey Hepurn’s wearing of Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses in Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Hollywood fell in love with Ray Ban sunglasses in a big way. Those who have worn Wayfarers represent a veritable who’s who in Hollywood history Andy Warhol, John Lennon, ack Nicholson, John F. Kennedy, Debbie Harry, Mary Kate Olsen and countless others celebs. Because of their unique appealing trapezoidal shape, lightweight, high impact plastic construction genuine RayBan Wayfarers offer unparalleled style, comfort and durability. In 1999, Italian sunglass brand Luxottica purchased the Ray Ban line, which is now headquarted in Italy. The Ray Ban Wayfarers are now one of Luxottica’s best selling sunglass styles.