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The Most Famous Sunglasses in the World

Celebrities all over the world have shown their affection for Ray Ban sunglasses over the years, many opting for the wildly famous Ray Ban 3025 sunglasses. Model 3025 is a classical pair of aviators and is one of the brand’s most iconic looks, next to the Wayfarer. You’ve seen them on famous faces for years. It’s actually quite likely that more celebrities have purchased and worn this style than any other type of sunglasses in history.

Ray Ban 3025 Sunglasses

These shades have made many memorable appearances in movies and television, as well. Both male and female stars don these frames and look instantly stylish.

Here is a short list of celebrities who are known to have worn these Ray Ban sunglasses:

•    Tom Cruise in Top Gun and Knight and Day
•    Russell Crowe in The Next Three Days
•    Bradley Cooper in The Hangover
•    Zac Efron in 17 Again
•    Nicolas Cage in Bangkok Dangerous
•    Kevin Spacey in Casino Jack
•    Hugh Jackman in Real Steel
•    Will Forte in MacGruber
•    David Duchovny in The Joneses
•    Aaron Stanford in How I Got Lost
•    Danny Glover in Shooter
•    Rob Lowe in the series “Brothers and Sisters”
•    Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City 2
•    Julia Roberts in Eat, Pray, Love

Musician Michael Jackson also wore the 3025 to his announcement of his last shows in London and has been wearing them many times in the past too.

Ray Ban 3025 sunglasses lenses are also available in different tints. Some are tinted light and some dark, with plenty of rim color choices as well, and each pair comes with its own case. Because of their comfort, style, and great features, these iconic shades are forever in style.

The Hottest Vintage Style in Men’s Eyewear Fashion

Each season, we have another retro “it” look to love – and this fall it’s the brow-line silhouette. This style of designer glasses has peppered vintage-inspired fashion for quite some time, but it has been showing up everywhere lately in the news and on TV, spanning the decades from the 1960s (Zachary Quinto in American Horror Story: Asylum) to today (The League‘s Nick Kroll).

Recently, The New York Times’ T Style Magazine highlighted this frame type in its annual Men’s Fall Fashion issue. Here’s what contributor Alex Tudela had to say:

Like so many trappings of midcentury maniliness, brow line eyeglasses – the kind favored by Malcolm X – have landed in the hipster bargain bin. Leave it to Tom Ford to rescue them with [his] exquisite version made of gold-plated metal and water buffalo horn, the way they used to be in the 1960s. (The horn componenet even comes with a certificate of authenticity, along with a special cleansing cream.) The only thing that’s not midcentury about these limited-edition frames is the $2,950 price tag.

Yikes! While these Tom Ford eyeglasses are stunning, not everyone can afford such a high-priced item. At Vizio Optic, we have plenty of similar styles that are more budget-friendly and feature the same high quality you expect from well-known luxury brands. Here are some of our favorites:

MYKITA Ernest eyeglassesMYKITA Ernest eyeglasses

Lafont Constance eyeglassesLafont Constance eyeglasses – a more feminine option.

Ray Ban Clubmaster RB5154 eyeglasses

Ray-Ban Clubmaster RB5154 eyeglasses – These can be purchased by calling 866-411-9428 or emailing

The Designer Eyewear That Reigns Over Hollywood

We are constantly watching our favorite celebrities for fashion cues throughout the seasons, and the one accessory that is a constant year after year is a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses or eyeglasses. Ever since Tom Cruise brought them to the big screen in the Eighties, they’ve been a staple in the wardrobes of stylish people all over the world. We’ve spotted tons of Hollywood’s most fashionable stars sporting the popular frames in the last couple of weeks, including Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, wearing styles you can get directly from Vizio Optic!

Lovesick singer Swifty was sighted recently donning a pair of Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer RB2140 sunglasses in black, keeping it classic and safe.

To tone down her busy outfit, Katy Perry chose the classic Wayfarers as well. When you’re going overboard with trends – mixing color block, floral, and zig zag patterns together – your best bet to avoid a visual overload is to go with simple accessories.

Actress Rachel Bilson opted for another icon in the brand’s lineup – Ray Ban Large Metal Aviator RB3025 sunglasses – in an outfit-matching gunmetal with protective lenses. Not only is she staying extra safe from the sun thanks to her polarized lenses, but the aviators keep her looking trendy and effortlessly cool in the crisp fall weather.

Ray Ban Clubmaster RB3016 sunglasses worn by Sophia Bush are vintage inspired, with a mix of materials that create a totally trendy look. The brow line features an acetate rim, while the bottom half of the brown lenses are surrounded by metal. The Clubmaster is offered in plenty of different colors, and Bush wears a beautiful honey-colored style perfect for fall.

Last, but not least, the ever-stylish Alexa Chung looks geek chic with a frame from the Ray Ban optical collection. The tortoise-colored frame is the eyeglass version of the famous Wayfarer, allowing you to take your favorite style indoors with prescription lenses. Ray Ban eyeglasses are not available on, but we do have access to the entire optical collection and can assist you with your purchase via phone or email. If you are interested in purchasing a pair of Ray Ban glasses, please email or call 866-411-9428.

Eyewear Style Icons: James Dean in Tart Arnel Glasses

Trendsetters come and go but a select few go on to become fashion icons, inspiring millions of people to replicate their style for many years to come. From Old Hollywood, we know these icons as Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and of course, James Dean. The epitome of cool, Dean was known for his acting chops, his good looks, and his great style.

Accessories typically aren’t in a man’s essential wardrobe, but many still want to have the same sex appeal that Dean had, much of it having to do with his fashion choices. The designer glasses he wore are iconic and have lead to hundreds of great frames inspired by his own. The originals, seen in this photo, are from Tart Optical. Known as “Arnel,” these frames helped Dean project an effortlessly handsome look. Not that he needed much help!

Ray Ban Wayfarer eyeglasses

The design can be found in numerous famous lines, in iterations like the above Ray Ban Wayfarer glasses. This style is just about as close you can get to the Tart Arnel, with the same silhouette that features rectangular lenses, flared corners, a dark-colored frame, and two silver accents on each side. This is the optical version of Ray Ban’s most popular style, for those who want to keep their retro style in or out of the sun.

Beausoleil 277 eyeglasses

A similar, and even simpler, style is a pair of Beausoleil 277 eyeglasses. A bit smaller than the Ray Bans, this frame is thin all around, accented by the brand’s logo design on each temple in silver.

Studio FB W01 eyeglasses

For the vintage-inspired piece with a modern twist, Studio FB W01 eyeglasses are the perfect choice. They have the James Dean silhouette with an earthier finish, made with a blend of wood and acetate that gives the frame a matte, organic look. Featuring the rectangular lenses with flared rims, the W01 also boasts a keyhole bridge that is evocative of the trends of earlier days.

Whether for his films or his fashion, James Dean will always be an icon to us. Who are your eyewear style icons?

Aviator Sunglasses: An Instant Classic


Even if the name “aviator sunglasses” doesn’t immediately ring a bell, we guarantee you’d know them on sight. You may have missed them in the 1960s when they were a hit with the most stylish kids, but it’s a rare person indeed who wouldn’t recognize a photo of a young Tom Cruise in his Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses from the 1986 movie Top Gun.

Also known as “pilot shades,” Ray-Ban’s aviators feature one of the most recognizable – and most copied – frame styles out there. Developed by Bausch & Lomb (who later founded Ray-Ban) in 1936, the original aviators had oblique teardrop frames made of gold-plated metal with green lenses made of mineral glass to filter out infrared and ultraviolet rays.

Ray Ban Large Metal Aviator RB3025 sunglasses

The unique teardrop shape that have made aviator sunglasses an enduring classic is more than just a concession to style – the frames and slightly convex lenses work together to cover close to the wearer’s full range of vision while also preventing as much light as possible from hitting the eye. The end result is a slick pair of sunglasses that cancel glare without sacrificing visibility.

Is it any wonder that Ray-Ban aviators became an almost immediate favorite of the military, and subsequently civilians and law enforcement officers? America’s love affair with aviator sunglasses began early on when photographers captured General Douglas MacArthur sporting a pair when he landed at Red Beach in Palo, Leyte in the Philippines during World War II.

But as much as Ray-Ban’s iconic shades have always been associated with man’s men generals and Air Force hot shots, most people love aviators because they’re still the epitome of cool. Just ask Hollywood! This is one pair of sunglasses that goes with anything – they look just as great paired with an elegant suit as they do when worn with jeans and a faded t-shirt.

Need more proof that aviator sunglasses never stopped being hot? Ray-Ban recently celebrated the birth of the brand and their most famous frames with a re-launch of their signature styles and live shows in New York and London, which featured punk-rock legends Iggy and the Stooges and the New York Dolls.

Explore our selection of Ray Ban Aviators, or call us at 866-411-9428 to learn more about choosing a color and size.


Polarized Lenses for a More Colorful World

The first thing most people look for when it comes to sunglasses is design and fashion, and you’ll never hear us debate that style is important to looking attractive and modern. But it’s easy to forget what is even more important for the health and safety of your eyes – the lenses which protect you from sun’s dangerous rays.

One option is a pair of polarized sunglasses – which are any pair of shades that are equipped with polarized lenses. Once the purview of fishermen, boaters, truck drivers, and outdoor enthusiasts, polarized lenses are now a staple in mainstream fashion and are an essential for everyday wear. In fact, sunglasses with polarized lenses are the fastest growing trend in eyeglasses according to sales figures.

Ray Ban Large Metal Aviator RB3025 polarized sunglasses

Why Polarized Lenses?

Simply put, the lenses in polarized sunglasses are treated with a special film that blocks reflected light, reducing glare to a minimum and making it easier and safer to engage in certain sports and other activities. But even for those who aren’t driving, golfing, biking, or skiing, polarized lenses are still a great choice because everything the wearer sees stays true to life on even the sunniest days.

When you put on a pair of some of the best made polarized sunglasses such as Maui Jim polarized sunglasses or any other sport shades, such as Ray Ban sunglasses, that nebulous, washed-out look the world gets when the sun is shining brightly is immediately replaced by beautiful, saturated colors and crisp edges. You’re suddenly seeing the world as it really is, which can add a whole new dimension to any outdoor experience.

Maui Jim Sunglasses

Not all polarized lenses are created equal

The cheap polarized sunglasses won’t block nearly as much glare as manufacturers would like people to believe, and the worst lenses will actually distort your picture of the world. That’s why, when it comes to sunglasses with polarized lenses, we always recommend designer brands that have proven their ability to block glare without sacrificing style or elegance. See the polarized selection from our favorite designer sunglasses brands here.

Are you on Instagram?

Fashion is our number one love, but photography is a close second! We love connecting with you on all different platforms and Instagram lets us bring you beautiful photos of the designer eyewear and sunwear Vizio Optic has in store. Follow us at @vizio_optic! Here is a preview of what you’ll find on our feed:

Alex in Etnia Barcelona eyeglasses

Hilary in Etnia Barcelona eyeglasses

CHANEL eyeglasses and sunglasses

Ray Ban London Wayfarer sunglasses Series

Oliver Goldsmith Manhattan, Audrey, and Y-Not sunglasses

A Tribute to Ray Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses

Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses

Every once in a while we love to pay homage to our favorite classic eyewear styles. Today, we are as in love with Ray Ban sunglasses as we were back in the Eighties when Tom Cruise donned a pair on  the big screen. Lots of customers come to Vizio Optic each season to see the newest styles from the most recognized sunglasses brand in the world. One of the most popular frames internationally, and especially at our store, is the Ray Ban Wayfarer.

Ray Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses

This design came about in 1952 by Raymond Stegeman, with contours combining the mid-century and the classic eyewear designs. It was complemented by an attractive trapezoidal frame that has a casual, masculine appeal and flatters just about every face shape. The Wayfarer is not only an icon in the brand’s evolution, marking the company’s first turn from metal to plastic eyewear, but in the eyewear industry as a whole.


In 1982, when Ray Bans were worn by Tom Cruise in “Risky Business,” the Wayfarers became a phenomenon and were an instant classic. In 1986, Ray Ban 1.5 million Wayfarer sunglasses after it appeared in “Miami Vice”, “The Breakfast Club,” and “Moonlighting.” The popularity soared even more when Madonna, Michael Jackson, Debbie Harry, Elvis Costello, Anna Wintour, and Jack Nicholson began wearing them. From the two models of Wayfarers in 1981, Ray Ban designed more than 40 models throughout the remainder of the decade. Today, there are countless versions of this frame.

In 2001 Ray Ban Wayfarers took on a remarkable revamp. Acetate frames were replaced with lighter injected plastics and the shape was made smaller and become a bit rounded. Ray Ban Wayfarers were still in fashion. In 2008, Wayfarers were made available with more models, colors, and later,  several new patterns. Ray Ban has inspired a multitude of manufacturers to create Wayfarer-style frames, emphasizing its lasting impression on the business of fashion.


Frame Yourself: Triangle Faces

In the final week of Frame Yourself, we will help those of you with triangle-shaped faces fine the perfectly flattering pair of designer glasses! This shape is exactly what it sounds like – a silhouette that begins narrow around the forehead and widens from the cheeks to the jawline. Minnie Driver and Renee Zellweger are two famous faces with this shape, and they definitely know how to dress it up!

The main idea in finding a great pair of glasses is to create balance. With triangle-shaped faces, you want a top-heavy style, or one that draws the most attention to the upper half of the face.


CHANEL 5207 Sunglasses

Minnie Driver wears CHANEL 5207 sunglasses in this photo, which are an oversized pair of shades that are upswept at the outer corners, drawing the eye upwards and giving the illusion of balance. This style features a glossy black, thin, plastic rim surrounding dark lenses, with round, riveted temples that bear the brand’s signature CC logo.


Vue dc ROB eyeglasses

For designer eyeglasses, Renee Zellweger has chosen a pair that brings the focus upwards as well. The flared corners and pronounced top line make it a perfect top-heavy style. For a similar frame, try Vue dc ROB eyeglasses. This has the same round silhouette with a glossy plastic rim. It is available in clear, black, brown, tortoise, and more.


Ray Ban 3025 sunglasses

The two actresses have the same idea in this photo. Ray Ban 3205 sunglasses are a great choice for triangle faces. Since the broadening of the face does not typically begin until the cheekbones, these aviator sunglasses do a great job bringing balance to the upper half of the face.

Frame Yourself: Oblong Faces

When thinking of the basic face shapes, oblong is not the first that comes to mind. But getting this deep into discovering your true face shape truly helps when selecting the perfect pair of designer glasses. Oblong faces typically have a narrow width and are longer than they are wide. Your cheekbones are often centered and pronounced, and the silhouette also features long lines from the forehead to the nose. Celebrities with this face shape include Ashlee Simpson, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Adam Levine.

You might think that taller frames may do more to lengthen your face, but they actually have a shortening effect by covering more surface area. In this photo, Ashlee Simpson wears Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses, which are large enough to keep her long features in balance. This style also comes in an optical version as well, so whether your love for Wayfarers is so great you want to keep the style going both outdoors and in, or you just want a cool pair of trendy eyeglasses, Ray Ban makes both options readily available.

Similarly, here is Adam Levine wearing Ray Ban-style designer eyeglasses and rocking the geek chic trend. Those with oblong faces should stick with larger frames, as short, narrow rims can actually elongate the face and throw off its balance. The trick is to find that equilibrium while flattering your features as well.

Lastly, if you are ever looking for the perfect pair of sunglasses, look no further than one of Hollywood’s favorite style icons, Sarah Jessica Parker. She knows exactly what fits her oblong face, and opts for frames that increase her horizontal line with a flashy style or embellished arms. Parker has been spotted wearing numerous fashion labels, but she adores her CHANEL sunglasses and has been most famously seen wearing MYKITA Franz sunglasses in the promotional movie poster for Sex and the City 2.