In 1937 the United States Army Air Corps required a form of eye protection for their pilots to replace the old flight goggles. They turned to Bausch & Lomb who a year earlier had created Ray Ban sunglasses. The new product successfully blocked the harmful infrared and ultraviolet rays by means of anti-glare glass lenses. The frames were made from a lightweight material, which meant the sunglasses were both light and sophisticated. This helped them to become a success with the military and media coverage further enhanced the appeal of Ray Ban Sunglasses.
Choosing the Most Suitable Pair of Ray Ban Cockpit Sunglasses
During the past nine decades Ray Ban sunglasses have gone through various style incarnations, but the faithful teardrop shaped lenses have remained a stalwart in fashion terms and the Aviator styled Ray Ban Cockpit sunglasses are just the latest example of this trend. The shape was originally designed to cover as much of the eye as possible and so offer the most protection to the wearers eyes. This still makes Ray Ban sunglasses popular as well as functional in an age when more narrow frames don’t protect the eyes from all angles. They also sit nicely in the middle of current fashion trends for large and oversized frames.
The professional build quality of the Ray Ban Cockpit is something you would expect from an innovative and historic company. People have different shaped heads and poorer quality sunglasses are notorious for not fitting properly, either around the temples or on the nose. The adjustable nose pads allow the user to form the Cockpits around the nose and therefore the rest of the face. The Ray Ban Cockpit are actually slightly smaller than standard aviator styled sunglasses making these an ideal choice for people with medium to small faces, as the sunglasses don’t overwhelm the visage like the larger models can do.
The amount of choice on offer for just the Cockpit RB3362 sunglasses is outstanding, with a complete colour spectrum to choose from, plus frame colour, polarization and prescription lens options.
The range includes:
Arista/Crystal Brown 001/51 Arista/Crystal Green 001 Arista/Crystal Green Polarised 001/58 Arista Smoke Pink/Pink Mirror 001/3E Black/Crystal Green 002 Gold Frame/Black Lens Gunmetal/Crystal Green 004 Gunmetal/Crystal Green Polarised 004/58 Metallic Matte Blue/Lite Blue Gradient 088/3F Metallic Matte Violet/Gradient Grey 087/32 Shiny Silver Frame/G-31 Mirror Lens Silver/Crystal Green Polarised 003/58 Silver Crystal Grey/Gradient 003/32 Silver/Grey Gradient 003-40 Violet/Crystal Brown Gradient Mirror 076/70
Remember that polarization options are just that, options. Unless you’re going to be spending time skiing or boating or around any other surfaces that have a high level of glare evident, you probably don’t need to spend the extra money on polarized lenses. Coloured lenses such as greys and greens can maintain the real colours you view, whereas yellows and oranges can improve depth perception. Certain attributes of which are obviously something to think about if you will be driving for long periods wearing sunglasses.
Ray Ban Cockpit sunglasses are a not only professional for protecting your eyes, but they also set you aside as a style icon like the American pilots before you.