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For the contemporary and classic style-lovers in your family, a timeless pair of Ray-Ban glasses can be the perfect finish to your attire. The brand itself is also one by which our Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach optometrist team can truly stand behind, thanks to its quality, craftsmanship, and effortlessly chic look.
Ray-Ban was founded back in 1937 by the American company Bausch & Lomb. Right away, the brand was an innovator in eyewear, providing a new anti-glare technology and a metal frame that was perfect for pilots flying more and more advanced planes.
Hence, the Ray-Ban Aviators were born.
Since that time over 80 years ago, the brand has gone through several changes, experiencing its fair share of ups and downs within the fashion market. From sport essential to fashion-forward, the designers at Ray-Ban continually evolved the look and lines of their best-selling glasses to meet (and in many cases lead) the trends of the time.
Perhaps most notable was the complete resurrection and comeback the brand experienced back in 1999, when the Italian eyewear conglomerate company Luxottica bought the eyewear brand from its American competitor. At the time, interest for the brand was at a low. But the Italian company must have seen the worth and potential that Ray-Ban offered, since the deal was reportedly made for an impressive $640 million.
Since that time, Ray-Ban has reclaimed its notoriety as one of the most popular eyewear brands worldwide. The sunglasses and glasses frames even make their mark in Hollywood, finding their way onto the faces of some of the most beloved characters and celebrities
The following films are just a few of the dozens where Ray-Bans were featured or worn:
Ray-Bans were even famously worn by musicians like Michael Jackson, Iggy Pop, and We Are Scientists.
Today, the Ray-Ban brand remains one of the leaders in designer and luxury eyewear. You can find pairs of eyeglasses selling for upwards of $300 or more at department stores like Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.
In our optical gallery, our eye doctor staff can help you find the perfect pair of Ray-Ban frames that will fit your face, your style, and your way of life. Made from a variety of strong, durable, and flexible materials (including titanium alloy) and offering desirable features such as interchangeable, scratch-resistant, glare-resistant, UV-protection lenses, Ray-Bans can truly find a home in any field (sports, aeronautical, automobile, medical, electronics, and so on). Available by prescription!
Are you a longtime fan of the brand and ready to get your next pair? Call the Advanced Eyecare Center today at 310-321-6990 in Manhattan Beach or 310-373-3191 for Redondo Beach to schedule an appointment with an eye doctor. We also serve the South Bay communities of El Segundo and Torrance.