An American icon since 1937 throughout its seven-and-a-half decades, Ray-Ban has been instrumental in pushing boundaries in music and the arts, forging the rise of celebrity culture, and creating the power of the rock and movie stars to influence fashion. From James Dean to Audrey Hepburn to Michael Jackson, Ray-Ban has proven indispensable for cultural icons who don’t want to be seen – but definitely want to be noticed. Ray-Ban has left an indelible mark on culture history.
Best known for its Aviator and Wayfarer styles, Ray-Ban was Initially crafted for United States Air-Force pilots as a sleek, yet practical way to protect the sun from the eyes. Ray-Ban Aviators were created to be especially light, while still being protective of one’s eyesight. Different from the Aviators in their thick plastic rims, the Ray-Ban Wayfarers had an edgier feel to them that has been iconic throughout several eras ever since their initial introduction in the 1950’s. Wayfarer Sunglasses are perhaps most famous for being sported by celebrities ranging from Tom Cruise, Michael Jackson, Jack Nicholson, Katy Perry, and numerous others throughout the decades.
Many other styles of sunglasses have been inspired from both the Aviator, as well as the Wayfarer, and some point to almost all sunglasses as having been inspired by either the Wayfarer or the Aviator. We invite you to check out our diverse collection of Ray-Bans at Ranch Road Vision Source. As an official Ray-Ban retailer, we’ve got just what you need whether you’re looking for protective sunglasses or trendy prescription eyewear for women, men, and children.