The aviator style of glasses – A product of history
Aviator sunglasses are perhaps one of the most popular brands of glasses available in the market owing to their very design which not only protects the eyes but also the surrounding regions, unlike other frame styles. The history of aviator sunglasses dates back to 1936, when the famous eye health product company, Bosch and Lomb, developed a special type of glass for pilots to protect their eyes during flight. As it was exclusively designed for flying purposes, the name ‘Aviator’ came into existence. It has since then become one of the most popular and loved styles of sunglasses all over the world.
Who wore the first aviator pair of glasses?
Although there is no definitive proof, it is commonly believed that American Field Marshal Douglas MacArthur was first seen to sport a pair of aviator glasses publicly during World War II. Another common belief is that the French Army was the first to wear and popularize the trend of aviator glasses. Nonetheless, the market of aviators slowly degraded during the second half of the 20th century owing to the lack of popularity among common people. Popular companies like the creator, Bosch and Lomb, and Ray-Ban promoted aviators in different forms of media like film and television. This gradually made aviators popular worldwide.
At Invision Optical we deal with many brands of aviator glasses
Nowadays, most aviators are unisex, i.e. they can be worn by anyone, irrespective of gender. This has increased the acceptability of aviators to a lot of extent. So, next time you’re looking for a pair of unique glasses, why not try aviators for a change and bring back historical fashion to the forefront! On that note you can view a variety of glasses on our gallery page.