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Ray-Ban Wayfarers

Founded in 1937 by Bausch & Lomb, the first Ray Ban sunglasses were created for the U.S. Army Air Corp. Lieutenant John A. Macready (an American test pilot) was looking for sunglasses to protect aviators from the damaging rays of the sun, but also look elegant..

  • The U.S. Army Air Corps pilots instantly took to the sunglasses, earning Ray-Bans the moniker "Aviator Glasses" — a term which now describes all sunglasses with designs that are similar to the original Ray-Ban.
  • Ray-Ban switched from traditional metal frames to a hard plastic frame called "The Ray-Ban Wayfarer" in 1952 that met with instant popularity among both men and women from all walks of life.
  • In the 50s and 60s, Wayfarers were worn by the likes of Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Roy Orbison and John Lennon.
  • After a dip in popularity in the 70s Ray-Ban invested heavily in TV and movie product placement. This resulted in Ray-Ban appearing in many now classic and iconic films including The Blues Brothers (Belushi actually only removes his sunglasses once throughout the entire movie), Risky Business, Miami Vice, Moonlighting, and The Breakfast Club.
  • In the 2000s Ray-Ban has re-introduced classic versions of both its Aviator and Wayfarer models styled to appeal to newer generations of wearers.

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A Message to Our Patients

We are pleased to announce that Texas State Optical Ingram is reopening Saturday, May 2nd for eye care services and eye examinations.

Texas State Optical Ingram will be open before May 2nd for order pickups only from 11am-6pm. The Ingram Mall is still closed, so we are offering curbside pickup. Please call in advance and your order will be brought out to your car.

For the Protection of Our Patients, we have implemented the following procedures in our clinic:

We are all in this together and appreciate your understanding as we do our part during this challenging time. We look forward to serving your eye care and optical needs again very soon.

Sincerely,
Texas State Optical Ingram