Aviator sunglasses

Aviators made their debut way back in the 1930s as pilot sunglasses for the military. Fast forward to today, and aviator-style sunglasses are a favorite of pilots and civilians alike.

The classic silhouette of the original aviator sunglasses is timeless, with a double bridge and large, teardrop-shaped lenses. Modern aviator sunglasses may incorporate subtle variations on this design—for instance, a single brow bar or rounder lenses. 

Aviator sunglasses

Aviators made their debut way back in the 1930s as pilot sunglasses for the military. Fast forward to today, and aviator-style sunglasses are a favorite of pilots and civilians alike.

The classic silhouette of the original aviator sunglasses is timeless, with a double bridge and large, teardrop-shaped lenses. Modern aviator sunglasses may incorporate subtle variations on this design—for instance, a single brow bar or rounder lenses. 

Spinner
Brimmer Black Walnut
Abe Brushed Ink

Abe

$145
Raider Polished Silver

Raider

$145
Julio Polished Silver

Julio

$145
Hatcher Oak Barrel
Aram Polished Gold

Aram

$145

Prescription aviator sunglasses start at $195, with free shipping and returns.

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Venom Fog
Aiko Oak Barrel with Riesling

Aiko

$175
Earle Crystal with Riesling

Earle

$195
Ortega Nutmeg Crystal

Aviator sunglasses FAQs

Aviators are a type of sunglasses that were originally designed for military pilots to provide the best sun protection while flying. Today, the term “aviators” refers to the style of the frames, which is inspired by those original aviator sunglasses. 

Historically, the aviator style has incorporated large, teardrop-shaped lenses and a double bridge. But these days, you can find many variations of the style. Both eyeglasses and sunglasses come in the aviator shape.