In 1958, AO developed the Flight Goggle 58, now known as the
Original Pilot Sunglass (or OPS) for the U.S. Air Force. More than 45 years have
passed and the AO Original Pilot Sunglasses remain the top preference of pilots
due to its maximum protection, optical performance and comfort.
In fact, American Optical Original Pilot Sunglass was honored to be the first
ever sunglass to be brought up to the moon with the crew of the "Eagle" lunar
landing in 1969. It was subsequently featured in the Smithsonian Air and Space
Museum in Washington, D.C.
- 52MM AO Pilot Glasses
- Distortion-free precision ground and polished True Color Gray glass lenses
- 100% UV protection Bayonet temples
- Timeless classic aviator style
The US Armed Forces best kept secret is now available in the consumer market.
Performance-tested sunglasses with classic aviator styling. The Original Pilot
Sunglass has been a favorite of US military pilots for almost 50 years.
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.
Proudly still made today in the AO complex in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Includes fold over vinyl flap case.