Ray-Ban is an Italian/American brand of luxury sunglasses and eyeglasses created in 1936 by the American company Bausch & Lomb. The brand is known for its Wayfarer and Aviator lines of sunglasses. In 1999, Bausch & Lomb sold the brand to the Italian eyewear conglomerate, Luxottica Group.
Ray-Ban's most popular sunglasses are the Wayfarer and Aviator models. During the 1950s, Ray-Ban released the Echelon (Caravan), which had a squarer frame. In 1965, the Olympian I and II were introduced; they became popular when Peter Fonda wore them in the 1969 film Easy Rider. The company has also produced special edition lines, such as The General in 1987, bearing similarity to the original aviators worn by General Douglas MacArthur during the Second World War. In the 1980s the Ray-Ban Clubmaster was added to the model line. The Clubmaster has a browline frame and went on to become the third best selling sunglasses style of the 1980s, behind the Wayfarer and Aviator.
A member of the Tech Sunglasses Collection, Wayfarer Literforce sunglasses resemble an outstanding combination of innovative material and the unmistakable iconic Wayfarer design. Wayfarer Liteforce RB4195 sunglasses are constructed from a new high-performance thermoplastic, used in various high-tech industries including aerospace, automotive and medical technology. The first of its kind in the eyewear history, this cutting-edge material provides superior lightness, durability, flexibility and comfort. The unique construction of the Wayfarer Liteforce allows for the same look and thickness of the Wayfarer Classic but with extreme lightness. These sunglasses come in a variety of vibrant frame colors including bright green, blue and violet, as well as traditional frame colors such as black and brown.
- Spring/Summer collection
- Unisex style
- Polarized lenses
- Acetate frame
- Bridge width 0.79"
- Temples length 5.9"
- Lenses diameter 2"
- 100% UV Protection, Cat 3
- Visible logo
- Shipped with original packaging
Good to know about sunglassesUV protection
All our sunglasses offer full UV protection. Cat. 2 and Cat. 3 refer to how much the lens lets visible and UV light through. Cat. 2 being the most common in sunglasses and best suited for general use, watching and taking part in sports. Cat. 3 provides extra protection from both visible and UV light. These lenses usually allow less than 20% of visible light through, so they are better suited for environment where there's a lot of light.
What is Acetate? Cellulose acetate is a plant-based plastic that is hypoallergenic, made from a renewable resource, lightweight, and very strong. It is made from cutting, forming and polishing sheets of plastic. Today’s acetates are known for being strong, lightweight, and flexible. Cellulose acetate also has the widest range for transparency, rich colors, and finishes. More complex colorations are able to be produced by layering several colors or transparencies in layers and sandwiching them together.
There are endless possibilities for these laminated acetates. Cellulose acetate is a non-petroleum based plastic that is made from natural cotton and wood fibers. While petroleum products can be more expensive and harmful to the environment, cellulose acetate is made from renewable materials. Cellulose Acetate for eyewear is made by forming layers of plastic into large blocks then carefully slicing individual parts, hand polishing and finally assembling them into a frame.
Lens diameter is the width of the lenses at the widest part.
Bridge width measures the piece of metal or plastic that connects the lenses. In order to measure the bridge, you start and end at the innermost side of the lenses and measure to the same spot on the other side of the bridge.
Temple length is the measurement of the arms of the sunglasses. Also called the temples, the measurement of the arms starts at the hinges and continues in a straight line to the farthest point without sloping downward.
Brand sunglasses often have these measures marked in the temple or arm. Smaller figure is the bridge width, middle figure is the lens diameter and the largest figure is the temple length.