Pilot Shaped Glasses: All time favourites

Prescription Sunglasses
May 31, 2018
Published By Jennifer Johnson

Aviators have always been an all time favourite shape to be sporting in sunglasses. With the advent of prescription sunglasses, this design has gained popularity at a faster pace than before.

In 1950’s, when the Army Air Corps requested Bausch and Lomb to come up with a design that protected their pilots eyes at a higher altitude while preventing vision from the harmful glare, Rayban can into existence.

The unique teardrop design as known to all is wider at the top gradually narrowing at the bottom rim. What made it unique was the gradient tint that is darker at the top going lighter at the base.

Initially made in metal, with a brow bar made of leather or rubber to prevent sweat trickling down the eyes of the pilot, was soon sported by many celebrities and later made available to all commoners.

The design is so versatile that it suits almost all face shapes and is now made in acetate as well. The innovations continue with colour, material combination and shapes of aviators.

Here a look at top Aviators styles that you must own to up your optical wardrobe.

The original pilot shaped frames in gold are the never go wrong styles, especially the thin rims.

An arty twist to the original shape these oversized squared glasses in a pinkish hue are minimalistic and classy to style with.

Tortoise shell in grey is urban creativity in a sporty outlook. The broad rimmed acetate is an adventurous pair to be owning.

Deep red in slight angular temples and wide aviator glasses is elegant and uber cool if styled well. The nose bridge is an interesting shape to be donning.

For the minimalistic in you, go for these sleek metal square aviators that have chic tear dropped arms in silver. This pair is lightweight and sturdy to be wearing all day long.

semi-rimmed black upper rim and a rimless bottom is a fashion forward pilot style to be owning for your sunglasses or eyeglasses. Mature and modern in make this frame is a trendy companion to own.

Floral texture is so appealing especially when in classic red and black. The feminine stance in a chunky frame is bold and fun to add to your eyewear collection.

The brilliant aspect about optically.co is that you can choose any frame you like and make them your prescription glasses or sunglasses by selecting the lens type!

Shop online for glasses with us and enjoy the flexibility of frames!