The American sunglasses brand, Ray-Ban, was founded back in 1937 by the American company, Bausch and Lomb, who are one of the world's largest suppliers of eye health products, including contact lenses and lens care products. Find a fantastic selection of stunning Ray-Ban designs right here at iConsume.
The history of the Ray-Ban aviator dates back to the 1920s, when new airplanes allowed people to fly higher and farther. Many US Air Force pilots were reporting that the glare from the sun was giving them headaches and altitude sickness.
So, in 1929, when US Army Air Corps lieutenant, General John MacCready asked New York-based medical equipment manufacturer Bausch & Lomb to create army pilot sunglasses that would stop his men suffering headaches and nausea caused by the intense blue and white hues of the sky, a new kind of glasses was introduced.
The brand remained popular during the 60s and 70s, and gained popularity during the 1980s with cameos in iconic movies such as 'The Blues Brothers', 'Risky Business' and 'Top Gun'.
Style, tradition, and freedom of expression are the key values underpinning the philosophy of Ray-Ban, which has been the undisputed world leader in sun and prescription eyewear for generations. Unaffected by the conceptual transience of fashion, Ray-Ban made a name for itself thanks to the absolute quality and authenticity of its eyewear.
Ray-Ban’s eyewear collections remain true to the brand’s classic heritage, while continuously evolving to meet the needs of today's fashion and contemporary lifestyle. Today Ray-Ban is more "iconic" than ever and worn by countless movie celebrities and trendsetters all over the world.