Classic Looks with Updated Blue Mirror Polarized Polycarbonate Lenses
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-Speccome 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.
Most men will prefer the 58mm size lens as will women wanting an oversized look. 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!