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There’s a reason some things never go out of style. Marrying form, function, and quality, American Optical sunglasses have the power to last through the decades. It’s not about fads, it’s about creating designs that become an integral part of your look. 
We've gathered some of our favorite AO styles and colors and offer them up to you with premium custom-made lenses by L&F. Find your style today.

ORIGINAL PILOT

The Original Pilot has been a favorite of U.S. military pilots since 1958 where the Aviator term was coined. The rounded-square lens shape and bayonet style temple tips produce this signature look. Available in multiple sizes in gold, silver and matte silver.

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American Optical Original Pilots
JFK's Favorite Sunglasses

SaraTOGA

JFK's favorite frames. Need we say more? The original Wayfarer before the Wayfarer even existed, AO Saratoga is available in an array of stylin' colors that will have you looking presidential and seeing clearly.

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General

The General is the quintessential aviator from the company that originated the style. With color options in Rose Gold, Gold, and Silver, the General is available in two sizes.

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General by American Optical

A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE AO FRAMES

American Optical Saratoga Havana Polarized Sunglasses
American Optical Saratoga Havana Polarized Sunglasses
American Optical Saratoga Havana Polarized Sunglasses
American Optical Saratoga Havana Polarized Sunglasses
American Optical Saratoga Havana Polarized Sunglasses
American Optical Saratoga Havana Polarized Sunglasses
American Optical Saratoga Havana Polarized Sunglasses

American Optical Saratoga Havana Polarized Sunglasses

The Saratoga by American Optical is one of the most classic and enduring sunglass styles of all time - for men and women. It hasn't been produced in decades. Made by American craftsmen, now this iconic look is back and better than ever. The Havana colorway features a warmer, lighter tone than the more traditional tortoise-shell.

For nearly two centuries, AO 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!

Frame Measurements: 52 – 19 – 145  Learn how to measure your existing frames to compare

Maximum Frame Width: 143mm 

Vertical Lens Height: 42mm 

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

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American Optical General 55 Rose Gold Polarized Sunglasses
American Optical General 55 Rose Gold Polarized Sunglasses
American Optical General 55 Rose Gold Polarized Sunglasses
American Optical General 55 Rose Gold Polarized Sunglasses
American Optical General 55 Rose Gold Polarized Sunglasses
American Optical General 55 Rose Gold Polarized Sunglasses
American Optical General 55 Rose Gold Polarized Sunglasses
American Optical General 55 Rose Gold Polarized Sunglasses

American Optical General 55 Rose Gold Polarized Sunglasses

The General is the quintessential aviator from the company that originated the style. A favorite of U.S. military pilots for more than 50 years. Engineered to rigid military specifications and built to last, they're the only aviator you'll need. The General 55 is slightly scaled down in size for smaller to medium faces, and with adjustable nosepads it's easy to customize the frame for your perfect fit. The tear-drop silhouette of this aviator is perhaps the most universal shape to fit nearly every face shape - for men and women.

For nearly two centuries, AO 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!

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

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American Optical Original Pilot 55 Matte Silver Polarized Sunglasses
American Optical Original Pilot 55 Matte Silver Polarized Sunglasses
American Optical Original Pilot 55 Matte Silver Polarized Sunglasses
American Optical Original Pilot 55 Matte Silver Polarized Sunglasses
American Optical Original Pilot 55 Matte Silver Polarized Sunglasses
American Optical Original Pilot 55 Matte Silver Polarized Sunglasses
American Optical Original Pilot 55 Matte Silver Polarized Sunglasses
American Optical Original Pilot 55 Matte Silver Polarized Sunglasses

American Optical Original Pilot 55 Matte Silver Polarized Sunglasses

The Original Pilot has been a favorite of U.S. military pilots since 1958. Expect uncompromising quality - engineered to rigid military specifications. Wear it for life, it's a look that never goes out of style.

The Original Pilot 55 is a mid-size frame recommended for smaller to medium faces, and with adjustable nosepads it's easy to customize the frame for your perfect fit. 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, AO 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!

Frame Measurements: 55 – 20 – 140  Learn how to measure your existing frames to compare

Maximum Frame Width: 144mm 

Vertical Lens Height: 45mm 

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

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A BETTER WAY TO SEE

At Lens & Frame Co, we believe there is a better way to achieve excellent vision correction for all ranges of eyewear needs. We start with premium acetate frames that are handcrafted and finished with genuine riveted barrel hinges. We use the highest quality optical lenses to ensure crystal clear vision. Premium anti-reflective treatment and anti-scratch hard coatings are standard on every lens to maximize comfort and durability. If you spend a lot of time in front of digital devices, you can select a premium anti-blue light treatment to reduce the amount of high energy visible blue light emitted from your digital screens.

Each pair of our custom prescription glasses is finished in California where we edge and mount the lenses into your frame on-demand. The result is crystal clear vision without eyestrain, discomfort or headaches.