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Channel Your Inner Top Gun with Aviators

The aviator is one of the most iconic sunglass styles of all time. Aviation eyewear has a long and rich history that can be traced back to the late 1800s, however aviators as we know them today were originally designed for military use during World War II. Millions of them were built and distributed via military purchase orders. Shortly thereafter, movie stars took a liking to the style and it wasn’t long until companies started to produce them for the general public. They were a massive hit and quickly became one of the most recognizable sunglass styles. They have withstood the test of time have been consistently worn by many ever since.

The Randolph Engineering Aviator is one of the most popular and high quality on the market today. These frames are handmade in the USA in Randolph, Massachusetts. A single pair of their glasses goes through a 200 step process that passes through 50 people’s hands, and takes about 6 weeks to complete!

They are also available for purchase with our custom, USA-made prescription lenses!

Above are just a few of the many variations on the aviator style. Due to their immense popularity, just about any glasses brand you can think of has an aviator style frame. As with anything that becomes popular enough, there are countless cheap imitations and knock-offs that have flooded the market. Tread carefully and make sure you do your research to find a pair that will both adequately protect your eyes and make sense for how you plan to use them. 

We take pride in offering only frames that are quality made and built to hold up over time. We are always happy to make frame recommendations as well!

Has it been 2 years since your last eye exam?  You need to get a checkup!  See as well as possible with a new up-to-date prescription and catch any potential eye health problems before they become a bigger problem.  Dr. Andrew Benson of VCC Eye Care is open for exams at Sports Optical in Denver.  Please call us at 303-455-3369 or email sportsoptical@yahoo.com to schedule your exam.


One Response to “Channel Your Inner Top Gun with Aviators”

  1. Liam Haakon Athias Babington says:

    I still have mine after all these years in the matte silver as issued!! Well made and still kicking