Founded in 1937 by Bausch & Lomb, the first Ray Ban sunglasses were created for the U.S. Army Air Corp. The Army was looking for a sunglass to protect aviators from the damaging rays of the sun, but also a sunglass that would look elegant on the dashing airman of the day.
In 1999 Ray Ban was sold to the world's largest optical company Luxottica and they launched the optical collection in 2003.
The brand is best known for their Wayfarer & Aviator styles. Today Ray-Ban is the global leader in the premium eyewear market and one of the best selling eyewear brands in the world.