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Aviator Sunglasses Still Flying High

POSTED ON July 7, 2010

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Aviators have landed!  Aviator sunglasses are quite the frequent flyers among sunglass wearers today and have been since their creation despite their design being 73 years old this year.  The teardrop slanted sunglasses were first created by Ray-Ban in 1937 issued for U.S. military aviators and other personnel to help reduce glare in the air and on the ground. 

Aviators have landed!  Aviator sunglasses are quite the frequent flyers among sunglass wearers today and have been since their creation despite their design being 73 years old this year.  The teardrop slanted sunglasses were first created by Ray-Ban in 1937 issued for U.S. military aviators and other personnel to help reduce glare in the air and on the ground.  Tom Cruise in Top Gun, Photo Courtesy of: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.80s-fashion-fancy-dress.com/images/topgunraybanaviator.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.80s-fashion-fancy-dress.com/80s-tom-cruise.html&usg=__EzkljjcxTtn5SxuBvu-XPrUXyjg=&h=477&w=385&sz=57&hl=en&start=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=rHHe3NnMLFCGMM:&tbnh=129&tbnw=104&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dtom%2Bcruise%2Btop%2Bgun%2Baviators%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26ndsp%3D20%26tbs%3Disch:1Today, aviator sunglass are still issued to military pilots and worn by military personnel, yet their design increasingly flies high with the general public as these shades appeal to a wide-range of sunglass wearers.   Men and women, young and old alike are seen in the media, in sports arenas, at concerts, in shopping malls, you name it, wearing aviators.

Loved by youth since the 1960s, aviators give a “cool” look when worn as they shade the eyes with their teardrop design and today come in a variety of lens and frame colors.  Movies like “Top Gun” spurred the popularity of these sunglasses among men and women in the 1980s and in the 2000s aviators have taken on new meaning in the fashion industry.  Versatile in appeal, aviators add a distinct look to any outfit for their wearer.  Celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Brittany Spears, and Lenny Kravitz all have been spotted with these shades on.  Besides being a fashion staple, aviators are a fan favorite among sports enthusiasts as their wrap style covers the face and blocks harmful UV-rays omitted by the sun.

Dr. Tavel is sporting these popular shades this summer with a number of styles and brands Aviators Have Landed at Dr. Tavel!available to any eye wear patient.  You can fly high by wearing Dr. Tavel aviator sunglasses to ensure your eyes are covered with UV-blocking lenses that can be made in any color (even metallic/mirrored), fit any prescription and made with any material at any Dr. Tavel location.

This trend of aviator sunglasses continues to fly high in the sky among pilots as well as any sunglasses wearer.  Is that you?  Cover your eyes with the most popular sunglass style of all time!

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