Performance-tested sunglasses with classic aviator styling. The Original Pilot Sunglass has been a favorite of US military pilots for more than 40 years.
American Optical has been producing sunglasses since its humble beginnings in 1833. AO began a long tradition as the premier supplier of sunglasses to the U.S. Government and U.S. Armed Forces in 1913.
In 1958, AO developed the Flight Goggle 58, now known as the Original Pilot Sunglass (or OPS) for the U.S. Air Force.
In fact the Original Pilot Sunglass was honored to be the first ever sunglass to land on the moon worn by Commander Neil Armstrong and the crew of Apollo 11 in 1969. It now resides on permanent display in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
Engineered to rigid military specifications and issued to millions of US soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen since 1958.
The rugged and sturdy structure and high quality finishing of the steel alloy frame coupled with distortion free, toughened and polished True Color glass lens have made the AO Flight Gear Collection the standard bearer of all fine military sunglasses.