Ray-Bans were first created in 1936. In 1937, following a request from and American
test pilot, the Aviator (Anti-Glare) was made available to the public. Gold plated
metal and green lenses made out of mineral glass to filter out ultraviolet rays.
Pilots in the United States Army Air Corps immediately adopted the sunglasses. The
army wanted sunglasses that would protect the soldiers' eyes from harmful light while
maintaining a stylish look.
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