The True Original...<br><i>Since 1833</i>
Eyewear that<br><i>makes History</i>
All-American<br><i>Heritage</i>
The True Original...<br><i>Since 1833</i>
Eyewear that<br><i>makes History</i>
All-American<br><i>Heritage</i>
The True Original...<br><i>Since 1833</i>

The True Original...
Since 1833

Frames handcrafted in the USA

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Eyewear that<br><i>makes History</i>

Eyewear that
makes History

A heritage of innovation and monumental moments

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All-American<br><i>Heritage</i>

All-American
Heritage

Iconic styles that stand the test of time

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Timeless
American Style

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...

General

General

Engineered to rigid military specifications and built to last, they’re the only aviator you’ll need.

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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 sunglass styles.
JFK wearing the AO Saratoga
JFK wearing the AO Saratoga
Founded in 1833, American Optical is known for being an early eyewear innovator and the originator of some of the most iconic sunglass styles.
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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
Iconic Styles <i>- Built Your Way</i>

Iconic Styles - Built Your Way

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