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American Optical Original Pilot Polarized Sunglasses

$229.00

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The Original Pilot has been a favorite of U.S. military pilots since 1958. The rounded-square lens shape and bayonnette-style temple tips produce this signature look for the classic military aviator - and creates a fantastic look for men and women. 

For nearly two centuries, American Optical sunwear has been the choice of US presidents, the first on the moon, and has been immortalized in Hollywood history. Today, in their state-of-the-art American factory, AO produces the quality, classic eyewear that has defined their True Original style... since 1833!

The Original Pilot is available in three sizes:

Original Pilot 57 (Large):

Frame Measurements: 57 – 20 – 140  Learn how to measure your existing frames to compare

Maximum Frame Width: 151mm 

Vertical Lens Height: 48mm 

Comfortably Fits:  Larger Faces - View our Eyeglasses Fitting Guide

Original Pilot 55 (Medium):

The Original Pilot 55 is slightly sized down and recommended for small to medium sized faces. 

Frame Measurements: 55 – 14 – 140  Learn how to measure your existing frames to compare

Maximum Frame Width: 137mm 

Vertical Lens Height: 46mm 

Comfortably Fits:  Small to Medium Faces - View our Eyeglasses Fitting Guide

Original Pilot 52 (Small):

The Original Pilot 52 is slightly sized down and recommended for smaller faces.

Frame Measurements: 52 – 20 – 140  Learn how to measure your existing frames to compare

Maximum Frame Width: 138mm 

Vertical Lens Height: 42mm 

Comfortably Fits:  Small Faces - View our Eyeglasses Fitting Guide

 

 

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If you have a prescription from your doctor, these frames can be made with custom Rx lenses. Select one of the two Rx options below:

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Jim Grundy
Memories Are Made of These

These glasses are authentic in every detail to pairs that I had and lost during my USAF career. They almost make me feel young again.

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steven counts
American Optical frames for the past 36 years

I wouldn’t have any other frame. My one comment to improve the product. I wear the gold frames and over time (about a year) the temple metal begins to corrode and turn green under the plastic temple tips. I would hope that there would be some way to better seal them (or some routine maintenance that I could do to prevent it.

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IRV CHESNER Chesner

American Optical Original Pilot Polarized Sunglasses