In 1958, AO developed the Flight Goggle 58, now known as the Original Pilot Sunglass (or OPS) for the U.S. Air Force. More than 45 years have passed and the AO Original Pilot Sunglasses remain the top preference of pilots due to its maximum protection, optical performance and comfort.
In fact, American Optical Original Pilot Sunglass was honored to be the first ever sunglass to be brought up to the moon with the crew of the "Eagle" lunar landing in 1969. It was subsequently featured in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
American Optical Original Pilot Sunglasses are performance-tested sunglasses with classic aviator styling. AO Original Pilot Sunglass has been a favorite of US military pilots for more than 40 years.