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American Optical (AO) - General Gold

American Optical (AO) - General Gold

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The quintessential aviator from the company that originated the style. The General was named to honor General Douglas McArthur and was originally designed for US military pilots. A favorite of US military pilots for more than 50 years. Engineered to rigid military specificationsand built to last, they're the only aviator you'll need. Proudly made by American craftsmen using the finest globally sourced components.

  • Size : 55-14-140 mm

  • Frame Color : Gold

  • Temple Style : Standard

  • Lens Type : Nylon Grey - AOLite

  • Lens Color : Gray - True Color Gray

  • 100% UV Protection (Lens Filter Categorie 3)

  • Conform to CE norms

  • Sold with case and microfiber cloth

  • Unisex Design

AOLite™ is crafted from high-quality nylon for a lightweight, impact-resistant lens that offers increased comfort without sacrificing on optics.

Gray sun lenses recudes eye fatigue in bright light conditions and are the color of choice for many pilots. True Color Gray™ is chromatically tuned to optimize optics. Also available in polarized lenses.

  • 100% UVA/UVB Protection

  • Anti-reflective backside coating

  • Oleophobic smudge-resistant coating

  • Impact-resistant

  • Scratch-resistant material and hardcoat

  • Lightweight for comfort


The AO heritage began in 1826, when William Beecher, a Connecticut farm boy, came to Southbridge, after an apprenticeship in Providence, Rhode Island, where he learned the jeweler's trade.  This trade he practiced in Southbridge for seven years before his fateful encounter with a pair of typically crude imported spectacles.


"I can do it better," said William Beecher to himself  and then he went to work.   

The American optical industry was born at that moment. William Beecher fostered an enduring precept for the company that was to grow into the American Optical Company.

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