Classic Sunglasses for Men and Women

Elevate your style when you wear classic sunglasses from American Optical. Wearing our timeless shades offers a perfect blend of elegance and functionality. From classic aviators to wayfarers that are popular all over the world, there’s a frame and color to suit every personality.

American Optical has been designing and manufacturing classic eyewear since 1833, before the invention of the automobile. Crafted from different materials like acetate and 23K gold-plated metal, we promise durability and UV protection, offering just the right amount of shade.

Discover our curated store of lightweight classic sunglasses for any occasion and make a fashion statement with American Optical.

Benefits of Classic Sunglasses

Classic glasses offer a blend of elegance, functionality, protection, and versatility for a timeless aesthetic. Our designs span a range of iconic shapes and colors — from browline frames to cool rectangular shades to the chic cat eye, available in hues from black to elegant tortoiseshell to more unique hues.

Many of our sunglasses come equipped with mirrored, polarized, or gradient lenses, designed to reduce glare, protect from UV light, and enhance clarity, providing excellent contrast and improving vision — essential features for daywear. All American Optical sunglasses protect your eyes with 100% sun protection.

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AO timeless sunglasses echo an era of classic elegance, meticulously designed to capture the essence of iconic styles.

From aviator sunglasses to sophisticated wayfarer frames, our contemporary collection of shades promises a touch of vintage charm for the modern-day connoisseur.

Original Pilot

Ideal for outdoor adventures, the Original Pilot offers various color combinations to suit different styles. With a comfortable fit for narrower faces to wider faces and a sturdy frame, these sunglasses ensure clarity and protection. Their durability and classic design make them a worry-free, well-loved choice for any outing.


Ideal for walks with friends or mountain getaways, Saratoga’s range of frame and lens color options cater to diverse preferences. Suitable for various face sizes, they provide style and eye protection. These ageless sunglasses adapt to your mood and setting, making them a popular pick.


The Lucinda, with its cat-eye style, offers a range of frames and lenses, ideal for those who adore vintage fashion. Its unique shape comfortably fits most face sizes, making it perfect for any outing. The design’s versatility and array of color options add a special, eye-catching touch to your wardrobe, appealing to those who love a distinctive, retro look.

Why Choose Classic Sunglasses Styles at American Optical?

Choosing classic sunglasses from American Optical is a nod to enduring elegance and unmatched craftsmanship. For decades, AO has been a source of eyewear expertise, merging timeless designs with top quality.

With American Optical, you’re not just investing in the latest sunnies or must-have accessories — you’re acquiring an ageless piece inspired by history and sculpted for the present. Dive into tradition and quality; choose AO to find your favorite pair of shades.

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