These Glasses are engineered to rigid military specifications and issued to millions of U.S. 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.
The AO heritage began in 1826, but it was in 1958 that the Flight Goggle 58, now known as the Original Pilot Sunglass was produced for the US military to provide pilots with maximum protection, optical performance and comfort. Right to the present time, the Original Pilot is still being manufactured in the AO complex in Southbridge, Massachusetts.
For one year from date of purchase, AO Eyewear will repair or replace this eyewear (at their option) if defective in material workmanship