Brand of the Month – Ray Ban

The ultimate in stylish eyewear, Ray-Ban has been a favourite of fashionistas since the label was created in 1937. Starting with the classic Aviator, designed to protect pilots’ eyes from glare without compromising how well they could see. Ray-Ban has gone on to create iconic, high-quality sunglasses that are still adored worldwide today.



1961: Audrey Hepburn sporting Ray-Bans in the film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s

1986: Tom Cruise sporting Ray-Bans in the film “Top Gun

 Ray-Ban has held a dominant spot in popular culture, thanks to appearances in classic films from Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Top Gun.



And still gonna eat the filet mignon, Yeah, yeah, yeah I’ve been known, To cover up my eyes with the Ray Ban.”



Polarization & Anti-reflection Coating

Ray-Ban also offers polarized lenses, which are immediately recognizable by the “P” next to the distinctive Ray-Ban signature on the right lens of every pair. (Please note that you will not see Ray-Ban signatures or symbols on prescription lenses.)

Polarization is great for blocking glare and eliminating annoying reflections. Polarized sunglasses reduce eyestrain and squinting, leaving your eyes feeling more rested and relaxed. The increase in contrast with a polarized lens results in more visual sharpness and accurate perception.

On the Crystal lenses, the polarizing filter is sealed in between 2 layers of glass. On the polycarbonate, or Plastic lens, the polarizing filter is fused with the lens material. All polarized lenses from Ray-Ban come with the additional benefit of anti-reflective coating on the back side of the lens, which guarantees that less than 1% of reflected light will reach your eye.


Crystal vs. Plastic

Clarity, Comfort, & Durability

Whether you choose Crystal (Glass) lenses or Plastic lenses, Ray-Ban makes a guaraantee of clear vision, comfort, 100% UVA/UVB protection, and durability. You can get your choice of lens coating and color in either material. There are a few additional benefits when you choose Crystal lenses; they will provide the greatest clarity and the best homogeneity. This means that the pure optical glass is completely consistent across the lens for a true optical surface – free from blemishes. Crystal lenses are also scratch-resistant.

Ray-Ban Plastic lenses (also called Polycarbonate) also provide superb vision and have the benefit of being much lighter and more comfortable than glass. Plastic lenses are also better for playing sports, because they are impact resistant (exceeding FDA regulations.) Both types of lenses absorb the correct amount of blue light, striking the right balance for visual comfort (too much blue light fatigues the eyes and causes damage over time) while still allowing you to see every color in the spectrum.

From the time-honoured Aviator to ultra-cool Wayfarers and Clubmasters, Ray-Ban sunglasses and eyewear are an exceptional investment in timeless style, advance technology and craftsmanship. Playful colors and quirky frames give a youthful edge to these sophisticated accessory staples.

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