- Frame Colour : Gun Metal and Gloss Black
- Original Manufacturers Case & Cloth
- Brand Authenticity Guaranteed
N.B. the Ray Ban logo will notbe present on the custom made prescription lenses
Ray-Bans were created in 1937. Some years earlier, Lieutenant John MacCreadyreturned from a balloon flying adventure and complained that the sun hadpermanently damaged his eyes. He contacted Bausch & Lomb asking them tocreate sunglasses that would provide protection and also look elegant. On May7, 1937, Bausch & Lomb took out the patent. The prototype, known asAnti-Glare, had an extremely light frame weighing 150 grams. They were made ofgold-plated metal with green lenses made of mineral glass to filter outinfrared and ultraviolet rays. Pilots in the United States Army Air Corpsimmediately adopted the sunglasses. The Ray-Ban Aviator became a well-knownstyle of sunglasses when General Douglas MacArthur landed on the beach in thePhilippines in World War II, and photographers snapped several pictures of himwearing them.