Ray-Ban began when US Army Air Corps Colonel John A. Macready with Bausch & Lomb to develop glasses for pilots which would reduce glare and other distractions while operating aircraft. Bausch & Lomb’s special knowledge of the human eye had long been valued by the US government which resulted in a series of government contracts for the US Army, but this was among the first. The successful glasses design managed to make flight less dangerous, but Bausch & Lomb could see the commercial value of these glasses so they patented the design and sold Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses to the public.
Bausch & Lomb sold Ray-Ban brand to international eyewear giant Luxottica Group in 1999, but the iconic aviator look has continued to be a company staple. Ray-Ban now features a wider variety of designs than ever and even offers prescription sunglasses. Priced for the luxury market, consumers get a great value from Ray-Ban not only from the fabulous design, but also from the durable materials which ensure that Ray-Ban sunglasses are built to last. Head to Ray-Ban.com today and take a look at all their gorgeous designs and shop with the latest discounts using Ray Ban promo codes now.