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American Optical has a long tradition of quality craftsmanship and designs intended to offer performance first and foremost. As their name implies, American Optical is an All-American company. This top eyewear manufacturer started making custom eyeglasses in the early 1800s in Massachusetts, and though they've grown over the years to offer their exceptional sunglasses around the world, AO has always stood by their American heritage. During WWI, American Optical developed mobile optical units to outfit soldiers in the field with the eyewear they'd need for success. Continuing their support for the US Military during WWII, American Optical Eyewear manufactured aviation goggles for the Air Force, and their lens-making expertise was put into use developing gun sights and other precision optics. We're proud to have such a distiguished eyewear manufacturer on sale now at OpticsPlanet. American Optical develops sunglasses that will give you great performance, and their classic styles never go out of fashion.

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American Optical's most impressive claim to fame in regards to US History is out of this world. Literally. Still on sale today, the American Optical Original Pilot Sunglasses were designed for aviators who needed great comfort and performance. But they'll go down in history for one reason: these American Optical Sunglasses were the first to land on the moon. In 1969, Neil Armstrong took his American Optical Glasses with him to the moon. Enjoy the same amazing lenses, which are distortion free and offer a fantastic view, today with your own pair of glasses by American Optical!