Often imitated but never bettered, Ray-Ban sunglasses have been a hit since US Army pilots first wore the aviator styles in 1937 (and were famously featured in Top Gun). Loved by Hollywood past and present, the iconic Wayfarer and retro Clubmaster styles are just as stylish now as on their debut, available in classic black and tortoiseshell or reworked in new frame colours and prints.
The Ray-Ban Sunglasses Buying Guide
Synonymous with American cool, Ray-Ban has been excelling at creating sunglasses since it was founded in 1937. From the cult Aviator and now iconic Wayfarer to its round, square and oval shapes, no one should be without a pair of this brand’s sunglasses. Ahead, take a look at our Ray-Ban sunglasses buying guide, which will help you discover one of the many styles that work for you and how to keep them looking their best.
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Ray-Ban RB3716 Clubmaster Metal Sunglasses
Nothing beats a classic style, and Ray-Ban’s Clubmaster frames are no exception. Featuring an all-metal construction in matt or shiny black, shiny havana, or white finishes, this fresh take on a retro style comes in a choice of green, blue, or gradient lenses.
Ray-Ban RB3548N Hexagonal Flat Lens Sunglasses
Ranging from bright gold to satin black frames, color-tinted or polarised lenses, the hexagonal flat lens sunglasses strike the ideal balance between a circle and square shape. This style comes with thin coined profiles with extremely slender temples.
Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Classic Sunglasses
One of the brand’s most instantly recognizable styles, these sunglasses were first made for US aviators in 1937. Designed with exceptional quality, performance and comfort in mind, these classic frames are available in a range of lens colors.
The Ray-Ban Sunglasses Sizing Guide
The sizing of Ray-Ban sunglasses can be easily determined by the size measurement printed on the inside of the left temple. The number usually consists of three numbers, such as 50-20-150.
• The first number in the sequence refers to the width of the lens in millimetres.
• The second number in the sequence refers to the bridge width in millimetres, and is the distance between the lenses.
• The third number in the sequence represents the temple length, or the ‘arms’ of the frame, in millimetres.
How To Care For Your Ray-Ban Sunglasses
We recommend that you always store your Ray-Ban sunglasses in the original case to
ensure that no damage can be done when they are not in use. Avoid placing the sunglasses lens side down as this may cause scratches on the lenses.
If cleaning is required, use a glasses cleaning spray and a clean microfiber cloth to gently clean the lenses and frame. We also recommend not leaving your glasses out in the elements as this
may affect the lenses and hinges on your sunglasses.
- Are Ray-Ban sunglasses scratch-resistant?
All of Ray-Ban’s sunglasses are scratch-resistant, whether the sunglasses have crystal lenses or plastic lenses. All lenses have a guarantee of clear vision and comfort along with providing 100% UVA/UVB protection.
- How can you tell that your Ray-Ban sunglasses are real?
Ray-Ban etch “RB” into the left-hand lens and “Ray-Ban” is written in white on the right-hand lens of the sunglasses, along with a certificate of authenticity in the original packaging. The frames can also be inspected if there is any doubt of authenticity. Ray-Ban only uses the highest-quality metals and plastics for its sunglasses frames along with their distinct markings which can be found on the inside of both frame arms.
- How do I tell if my Ray-Ban sunglasses have polarized lenses?
Some Ray-Ban sunglasses will feature polarized lenses that block glare and also add a layer of UV protection for your eyes. Ray-Ban marks all its polarized lenses with a small ‘P’ engraved in the top corner of each lens.