Classic Looks with Updated With Polarized Polycarbonate Lenses - 55mm Small Size
Aviator sunglasses have been made for the armed services since 1937 by companies like Randolph Engineering, American Optical and of course Ray Ban. After WW2 they became popular fashion items and remain so to this day and in 1999 Italian eyewear conglomerate Luxottica bought the Ray Ban brand.
Polarized Ray Ban aviators however have heavy glass lenses which are prone to shatter. Ocean Racing has updated this classic design with lighter weight, polarized polycarbonate lenses with hydrophobic coatings while maintaining the classic look.
Polarization is like noise-canceling headphones for your eyes by eliminating reflected light or glare off the water. Hydrophobic coatings keep dirt, sunblock and saltwater from sticking to the lens. Our lighter weight hi-tech lenses are highly shatter resistant and a natural UV filter too. All the style of traditional aviators but with better performance, safety and less wearer fatigue .
The classic gold metal frames are made to the original Mil-Spec come and come with popular flash blue mirror lenses. Lenses meet ANSI Z80.3 standards for Non-prescription Sunglass and Fashion Eyewear Requirements and meets European Community (CE) Class 1 Optical Standards. A case & cleaning cloth are included with each pair.
55mm size lenses work best for women, teenagers or anyone with a thinner face. If in doubt on sizes just stop by your local Sunglass Hut and try on some Ray Bans in either size. You’ll appreciate the difference in cost between our lightweight polarized lenses and their heavy glass ones too! Our price too: $59.95 vs. $221 for Ray Bans at Sunglass Hut.
Posted by karen martin on 22nd May 2017
Just did a two day team race regatta - glasses were top notch. Perfect fit, lenses are a bit dark for cloudy days but perfect in the sun. Got a lot of complements on the look too.,
Posted by Karen Barto on 7th Jun 2016
These are what they say they are! They are lightweight, comfortable, and may I say, look great! I'll processing and shipping was quick and customer service was fantastic! These are great lighweight alternatives to raybans. Highly recommended, thus far.