Ray Ban glasses

The history of the famous Ray-Ban glasses

The Ray-Ban brand was created in 1937 by a German eyewear manufacturer Bausch & Lomb.

Its origin is due to the renowned American pilot lieutenant John Macready who asked his optician to make a pair of "panoramic and enveloping protective" sunglasses with glass filtering ultraviolet and infrared rays in order to find optimal comfort when he is exposed to the sun . The optician then put in place glasses that would allow panoramic protection, this is where the famous G15 lens was born.

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American lieutenant and pilot John Macready wearing the Ray-Ban Aviator

Subsequently, the US Air Force ordered this pair of glasses for its fighter pilots , and marketing to the general public will take place 3 years later.

Immediately adopted by many stars, in the following years the Ray-Ban glasses knew how to make a place for themselves and become the must-have glasses , unbeatable all over the world , thanks to their so recognizable frame .

Today, almost 80 years after the first Aviator model was marketed , it is still in vogue and has been revisited by the company Luxottica, owner of Ray-Ban since 1999.

This brand is still at the top of sales in optical shops today.

Two Ray-Ban models

Ray-Ban Aviator

This is the first Ray-Ban model created. It is the glasses that launched the fashion for the aviator type glasses. Notably known for being Michael Jackson's favorite glasses, it is one of the best-selling sunglasses among young people and one of the most popular in the world .

Ray Ban Aviator glasses

Ray-Ban Wayfarer

Appeared after the first model, this pair of glasses is imposed as the glasses of the Rocks Stars . Thanks to its timeless shape, the quality of its materials (frame, lenses) and its relatively reasonable price, Ray-Ban stands out as the best seller of sunglasses.

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Often imitated, never equaled

Ray-Ban glasses are so iconic that many retailers have tried to copy it . So how do you recognize an authentic pair of Ray-Bans?

Tips for recognizing the Ray-Ban Aviator

  • The mention "Ray-Ban" in white must be written on the glass at the top left
  • Check that the letters "R" and "B" are capitalized
  • On the left branch you must find the reference (ex: RB3025)

Authentic Ray-Bans on Varionet

Once you have chosen your frame, you can opt for eyeglasses , reading glasses or computer glasses and even sunglasses . What is certain is that you will not regret your choice, because Ray-Ban is the absolute must have in glasses .

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