The General by American Optical is the quintessential aviator from the company that originated the style. A favorite of U.S. military pilots for more than 50 years and engineered to rigid military specifications that are built to last, 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.
The General 55 is slightly scaled down in size for smaller to medium 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
The General 58 is scaled up with a wider and taller lens shape sized to fit larger faces or for a fashionably oversize look on medium faces
Frame Measurements: 58 – 14 – 145 Learn how to measure your existing frames to compare
Maximum Frame Width: 143mm
Vertical Lens Height: 51mm
Comfortably Fits: Medium to Large Faces - View our Eyeglasses Fitting Guide
For nearly two centuries, American Optical sunglasses have been the choice of US presidents, the first on the moon, and have 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!
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: