AO American Optics Original
Pilot Sunglasses – Rx Color® Green
These AO Original Pilot Sunglasses, Bayonet are the U.S. Armed Forces’best-kept secret no longer. These performance-tested Sunglasses from AO have been issued to millions of US soldiers, sailors, marines andairmen since 1958. Engineered to exacting military specs, the AO Original Aviator Sunglasses have been a favorite of U.S. Military pilotsfor over four decades.
The rugged, sturdy structure and high quality finishing of the steel alloyframe – coupled with distortion-free, toughened and polished Rx Color® glass lenses – have made the AO Original Classic Pilot Sunglasses thestandard bearer of all fine military sunglasses. Remaining the top preferenceof pilots due to its maximum protection, optical performance, and comfort, the AO Classic Aviator Shades are perfect for every day wear on eventhe brightest days.
Performance-tested sunglasses with classic aviator styling. The Original Pilot Sunglass® has been a favorite of U.S. military pilots for more than 50 years.
During WWII, AO had again come to the forefront with new optical products developed by their research laboratories. This development work allowed AO to supply the US Government with new products including gun sights, bombsights, AR glass, aviation goggles, sunglasses and precision opticsfor military and instrument applications.
Between 1943 and 1944, a total of 10 million goggles frames, 5 millionpairs of sunglasses and over 6.5 million pairs of lenses were ground andpolished including 1.4 million prescriptions delivered to the Armed Forces.
AO Flight Gear Original Pilot prescription sunglasses are now availablewith Rx optical lenses. We use original AO frames and fill your prescriptionin our state-of-the-art lab facilities using the latest lens technologies.
You can choose from a wide range of lens materials, colors. In additionto tinted, polarized, mirrored and photochromic prescription lenses, andall our lenses are Rx®.For the first time AO Original Pilot sunglasses were introduced in 1958.
Back in those days, they used to be called Flight Goggle 58. Nowadaysthey are known as Original Pilot AO sunglasses. They feature fashionable unisex design and are true collector items.
Today, more than 50 years from conception, this classic look is still inhigh demand.