Military Sunglasses: US Army Inspired


American Optical proudly offers army-grade sunglasses, originally designed for military personnel, first responders, pilots, and outdoor enthusiasts. Our shades, available with polarized lenses, look stylish and protect eyes from harsh conditions, meeting various safety needs with the latest technology and contemporary fashion-forward aesthetics.

Benefits of Military-Grade Sunglasses

American Optical’s military shades are more than just a fashion statement; they are a symbol of resilience, precision, and trust. Below are the key benefits that make our sunglasses an indispensable accessory for those in the service seeking the best in eye protection and style.

  • Durability: These sunglasses are crafted to withstand the challenges faced by military personnel. Scratch-resistant and able to withstand impacts, they are an essential part of tactical eyewear.
  • Protection: Our lenses reduce glare and shield your eyes from harmful UV rays and airborne particles, ensuring your vision is safeguarded in every environment.
  • Comfort and Fit: Designed with a range of face shapes in mind, our frames provide a secure and comfortable fit, crucial for those wearing them for extended periods. The addition of anti-fog coating on lenses ensures clear vision in all conditions.
  • Style and Variety: From classic aviator frames to contemporary mirrored designs, our sunglasses cater to all style preferences. Available in acetate and metal frames, they offer a blend of timeless and modern design elements.
  • Tactical and Functional: Ideal to be used as tactical sunglasses, our shades are favored by the armed forces. The anti-fog and glare-resistant properties make them perfect for use in varied operational settings.

Our shades are an ideal blend of functional and protective eyewear and a stylish accessory, designed to meet the diverse and demanding needs of those who serve and those who seek adventure.

Discover AO’s Military Style Sunglasses

American Optical’s collection of military-style shades embodies a legacy of excellence and a rich history. Among this esteemed collection, two standout models capture the essence of both function and fashion: The Original Pilot and The General. These iconic teardrop aviators, including a model named in honor of General Douglas MacArthur, represent the pinnacle of American Optical’s craftsmanship and military heritage.

The Original Pilot

The Original Pilot sunglasses, a classic design revered by pilots and style connoisseurs alike, have been a symbol of American ingenuity since their introduction. Key features include:

  • Iconic Design: With a timeless aviator silhouette, these sunglasses have graced the faces of U.S. military pilots for decades. Built with our signature bayonet temples, you can put these on and take them off without removing your helmet.
  • Superior Craftsmanship: Constructed with the highest quality materials, ensuring durability and comfort.
  • Versatile Style: Perfect for both professional use and everyday wear, these shades blend seamlessly with any attire.

The General

The General, named in tribute to General Douglas MacArthur, is a testament to bold leadership and unyielding strength. Distinctive features of this model include:

  • Historical Significance: Inspired by the style worn by General MacArthur, these sunglasses are steeped in military history.
  • Robust Frame: Crafted with a durable frame, capable of withstanding the rigors of active use.
  • Timeless Appeal: The General pairs a classic aesthetic with modern functionality, making it a favorite in the military and among fashion enthusiasts.

In the American Optical collection, The Original Pilot and The General stand out as emblematic examples of our commitment to quality, history, and style. These models not only pay homage to our military roots but also cater to contemporary needs.

Why Choose AO Military Sunglasses?

Opting for American Optical (AO) military sunglasses means choosing a brand that stands apart from its competitors for several key reasons:

  • Pioneering Heritage: American Optical’s rich history in the eyewear industry, especially in outfitting military personnel, reflects a level of expertise and trustworthiness that sets it apart.
  • Iconic American Brand: As a genuine American brand with deep roots in the USA, AO resonates with customers who value authenticity and domestic production featuring the finest global components.
  • Endorsements by Professionals: The trust and reliance placed on AO by the military, aviators, and experts underscore its reputation as a premier provider of high-quality, reliable military-grade eyewear.
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Craft That Has Been Honed for over 150 Years.

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52-20-140mm | nylon Non-Polarized Lens
$250.00
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55-14-140mm | glass Non-Polarized Lens
$280.00
Find Your Perfect Pair of Military-Inspired Shades

Find Your Perfect Pair of Military-Inspired Shades

Discover your ideal military-inspired shades at American Optical. Our range, from classic aviators to modern styles, offers the perfect blend of function, style, and heritage. Explore our collection today and find your perfect pair.
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