American Optical: Original Pilot Sunglasses

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  • Available in various color variations
  • The Original Pilot has been a favorite of U.S. military pilots since 1958 and continues to be AO’s most popular style. Expect uncompromising quality – engineered to rigid military specifications.
  • All AO frames are handcrafted in their Chicago factory from the finest globally sourced materials. AO lenses are imported from the world’s best lens manufacturers and edged in the AO factory
  • Bayonet temple style with clear acetate temple tips offer a sleek and vintage look not readily available on the market that allow you to take frames on and off without removing a helmet.
  • Monoblock hinge designed for strength and style. A streamlined hinge system both opens and closes temples while locking the lens in place, without the need for a rim-lock. This hinge design translates to a sleek look that keeps your field of vision open. Expect smooth closure
  • SkyMaster™ Glass lenses offer superior clarity and scratch resistance. Filter Category 3 lens
  • Chromatically tuned True-Color™ Gray tint reduces eye fatigue in bright light conditions. Polarized to eliminate glare, provide better contrast, and increase visual clarity. 
  • Oleophobic coating & anti-reflective backside coating
  • Lens width: 52 millimeters
  • Bridge: 20 millimeters
  • Lens height: 43.5 mm / Bridge width: 20 mm / Temple length: 140 mm
  • Lenses offer 100% UVA/UVB protection and are impact-resistant (ANSI Z80.3)
  • AO Lifetime Warranty: AO Eyewear offers a lifetime warranty on all solder points that fail due to manufacturer’s defects.


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