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American Optical Original Pilot Single Vision Polarized Sunglasses

Matte Silver
Lens Tint

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

All of our single vision Rx sunglasses come standard with thin and light, impact-resistant lenses and our premium anti-reflection coating to enhance visual clarity and comfort so you can see clearly in the distance.  And our 1-Year Scratch Warranty means we'll replace your scratched Rx lenses within one year of purchase — at no charge and with no questions asked.

The Original Pilot is available in three sizes - and features adjustable nosepads to achieve a personalized fit:

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):

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

Maximum Frame Width: 137mm 

Vertical Lens Height: 46mm 

Comfortably Fits:  Medium Faces - View our Eyeglasses Fitting Guide

Original Pilot 52 (Small):

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

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!

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Randall Schneewind

Love them

Jason M Baer
AO Original Pilot sunglasses are amazing!

I bought 2 pairs of the AO Original Pilot 52 Matte Silver Polarized Sunglasses, and love them. They sent me a pair to try on first, which helped me figure out the perfect size and style. Now that I have them, I'm a huge fan- they're just like the classics, high quality and look great.

Tom McGee
Great sunglasses

My AO Pilots came quickly with beautiful grey Rx lenses. I'm happy with the smaller frame that I went with and they۪ve been very comfortable to wear. Thank you!