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A bit of Aviators history – From the Monocle to CinemaScope

Aviator sunglasses are one of the most popular models of sunglasses for men. But contrary to popular belief, Aviators were not originally developed by Ray Ban – which, indeed, later popularized this ever so popular design.

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Aviator Sunglasses at Euro Optics UK Ltd in Lodnon

Aviator sunglasses are, in fact, a style of sunglasses originally developed by American New York company Bausch + Lomb. The brand developed the aviator design in 1936 to protect pilot’s eyes when flying, hence the name ‘aviators’.

What most aviator sunglasses fans don’t know is that Bausch + Lomb started by making monocles, and ended up selling all sorts of optic related products such as periscopes, binoculars, torpedo tube sights, and… contact lenses, which were first brought to market by this NY company in 1971.

The company responsible for putting the term ‘Aviator’ in the dictionary of style, is also responsible for the invention of the CinemaScope lens which made the wide screen effect possible, enabling cinemas to double screen width.

Euro Optics UK Ltd is one of the UK’s largest importer, wholesaler and distributor of eyewear, with over 30 years’ experience. If you wish to know more about sunglasses, reading glasses and eyewear, keep checking our blog or visit Euro Optics UK | Wholesaler of Sunglasses, Reading Glasses and Optical Frames at www.euro-optics.co.uk.

How to pick Aviator Sunglasses

Everybody loves Aviator Sunglasses. It’s a very functional design originally developed by Bausch and Lomb and popularised by Ray Ban. Aviators bring about a sense of personal style and manhood. So, when it comes to picking a new pair of Aviators, you should follow some useful tips:

Find Aviator Sunglasses models at Euro Optics UK Ltd.
Find Aviator Sunglasses models at Euro Optics UK Ltd.

Aviator Sunglasses Materials

Original aviators were made from 12k gold. Usually aviators have metal frames, but some also come in plastic or a mix of plastic and metal.

Colours

Original lenses were green. But, mirrored lenses provide the best protection against glare. Dark lenses provide the best protection against strong sunlight whilst brown lenses help you see details better.

Fit

Regardless of what colour or material, when choosing your next aviator sunglasses, make sure the bridge sits right on your nose, not allowing light to enter underneath and providing the right balance between the frames and your face.

Euro Optics UK Ltd is one of the UK’s largest importer, wholesaler and distributer of eyewear, with over 30 years’ experience. If you wish to know more about sunglasses, reading glasses and eyewear, keep checking our blog or visit Euro Optics UK | Wholesaler of Sunglasses, Reading Glasses and Optical Frames at www.euro-optics.co.uk.

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