The Scoop on the Ray-Ban Eyewear Brand:
The history of the Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses dates back to the 1920s, when new airplanes allowed people to fly higher and farther. Many U.S. Army Air Service pilots were reporting that the glare from the sun was giving them headaches and altitude sickness. In 1929, U.S. Army Air Corps Lieutenant General John MacCready asked Bausch & Lomb, a Rochester, New York-based medical equipment manufacturer, to create aviation sunglasses that would reduce the headaches and nausea experienced by pilots, which are caused by the intense blue and white hues of the sky, a new kind of glasses were introduced. The prototype, created in 1936 and known as ‘Anti-Glare’, had plastic frames and green lenses that could cut out the glare without obscuring vision. The sunglasses were remodeled with a metal frame the following year and rebranded as the 'Ray-Ban Aviator'.
On May 7, 1937, Bausch & Lomb took out the patent, and the Aviator was born. In 1952, Ray-Ban created another classic style, the Ray-Ban Wayfarer, this time with plastic frames. They soon became popular in Hollywood, and can be seen on James Dean in 1955’s Rebel Without a Cause. Throughout the '50s and '60s the Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses were the choice of various musicians such as Bob Marley to Bob Dylan. The brand remained popular during the 60s and 70s, and gained popularity during the 1980s with cameos in the movies The Blues Brothers (1980), Risky Business (1983) and Top Gun (1986).
Today, Ray-Ban is a classic U.S. eyewear brand made by an Italian company. Most people who wear prescription glasses do it for 16 hours a day (7 days a week). We only take our glasses off to sleep. In this way, it is super important that we own glasses frame that not only looks good but also feels good and comfortable after a prolonged wear. Ray-Ban is a perfect example of a quality eyewear that is aesthetically cool and comfortable. Today Ray-Ban is HOT as ever being worn by the Captain of the football team at a High School near you to Movie Stars. Ray-Ban… NEVER HIDE!
What Ray-Ban Glasses or Sunglasses Say Your Personality?
If you wear Ray-Ban glasses or sunglasses, you are man or a woman of the people. You are social almost to a fault but you would not have it any other way. The more the merrier. Ray-Ban specs are classic and this fits perfectly into your personality. You are anything but predictable which makes you fun at a party or on a weekend road trip to Put-In-Bay. You know what you like and are not afraid to embrace it whether it’s popular or not. You are cool enough to know that some trends are just trends and others are the “real deal”. When it feels right… it just feels right and Ray-Ban feels right!
Why Ray-Ban Eyewear?
Where to Buy Ray-Ban Glasses and Sunglasses in Cleveland?
Eye Candy Optical in Westlake is the PLACE for Ray-Ban prescription glasses and sunglasses in Greater Cleveland. Come to the store and let us help you find the perfect Ray-Ban pair or two! See you soon…
Italian Company– Eyewear Made in Italy and China