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Ray-Ban is one of, if not the top, sunglasses brands worldwide. With a long history of high-quality, high-class frames, these industry giants are among our most popular brands for a reason. At SmartBuyGlasses Hong Kong, we stock hundreds of different frames, including Ray-Ban Wayfarers, Ray-Ban Clubmasters, aviators and more.
Founded in 1936 in Rochester, NY, Ray-Ban are now owned by Luxottica and base themselves in the fashion capital of the world, Milan. While we know them as a hugely influential brand, Ray-Ban's origins are somewhat more utilitarian.
In 1929, a USAAC Colonel, John A. Macready, needed some protective eyewear for his pilots. He partnered up with medical equipment suppliers Bausch & Lomb to create custom-designed aviation sunglasses. If you're familiar with Ray-Ban's top selling sunnies, you might see where this is going.
Macready desperately needed sunglasses that would a) protect his men's eyes from the blinding light levels at high altitude and b) not fog up. Visibility was a must. They developed a prototype in 1936, with plastic frames and glare-removing green lenses. The following year, they were made available to the public with sleek metal frames and a now-classic design, with Kalichrome lenses designed to sharpen details and minimise haze by filtering out blue light.
Since then, Ray-Ban have continued to innovate, introducing design classics like Wayfarers and Clubmasters that have remained popular for decades. Their speciality is mass-producing sunglasses while not skimping on quality - and it's a speciality they've made an art form.
Shop Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses now at SmartBuyGlasses. There are so many options to choose from when it comes to our selection. You can buy Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses online in total peace of mind knowing that we provide a 24-month warranty on every pair of glasses or sunglasses in our store, which covers both the frames and lenses. And, if you change your mind about your new purchase, you can easily get your money back with our 100-day returns policy.