Authentic American style. <br/>Lasting impact.
Authentic American style. <br/>Lasting impact.

Authentic American style.
Lasting impact.

Iconic eyewear since 1833

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There’s a reason some things never go out of style. Marrying form, function, and quality, AO sunglasses have the power to last through the decades. It’s not about fads, it’s about creating designs that become an integral part of your look. Find your go-to AO style below...

Iconic Styles - Built Your Way
Iconic Styles - <i>Built Your Way</i>

Iconic Styles - Built Your Way

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Founded in 1833, American Optical is known for being an early eyewear innovator and the originator of some of the most iconic sunglasses in history, especially military style sunglasses.

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It’s no coincidence that AO Sunwear was the choice of JFK, the first on the moon, and has been immortalized in Hollywood history.

Apollo 11 lands on the moon
Apollo 11 lands on the moon
JFK wearing the AO Saratoga
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Founded in 1833, American Optical is known for being an early eyewear innovator and the originator of some of the most iconic sunglasses in history, especially military style sunglasses.
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Craft That Has Been
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Craft That Has Been
Honed for over 150 Years

American Optical has been revolutionizing eyewear manufacturing since 1833. The AO process marries craft and engineering to create iconic eyewear.
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