Ray-Ban, the American brand, has made its mark on the world of fashion through its classically vintage style of frames. The brand, originally formed in 1936, has built its reputation over the years to become almost synonymous with the word sunglasses. Although Ray-Ban is now well known for its sleek and ultra-stylish designs, often portrayed in fashion magazines and Hollywood movies, the brand’s beginnings came from the medically driven and engineer centric environment of then New York based Bausch & Lomb.
In the late 1920s, US Army Air Corps Colonel John A. Macready worked with Bausch & Lomb, a medical equipment manufacturer, to create performance aviation sunglasses that would remain clear of fog at high elevations and would reduce the glare of the vibrant colored skies in which his pilots flew. This was the humble origin of what would then go on to become one of Ray-Ban’s most widely known styles, the Aviator.
Along with the Aviator model of sunglasses, Ray-Ban also created the Wayfarer in 1956. The Ray-Ban Wayfarers are a classically modeled frame that has since then endured as a timeless element of style throughout the eras. With these two staples, Ray-Ban established itself as a giant in the eyewear industry and later sold to the Italian Luxottica Group at the turn of the century. Now, with a full line of beautifully designed and classically styled sunglasses and eyeglasses, Ray-Ban is a global leader in the premium eyewear market.
Visit our Hokulei Village location to check out all of our Ray-Ban frames, and shop the perfect fit to match your personal style. We have a full selection of Ray-Ban eyewear at Punzal Vision and would love to walk you through each of the unique frame designs. As a bonus, all Ray-Bans purchased at our Hokulei Village location come with a signature Ray-Ban carrying bag!
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