Performance-tested sunglasses with classic aviator styling. The U.S. Armed Forces’ best-kept secret. The Original Pilot Sunglasses have been a favorite of U.S. military pilots for more than 40 years. Engineered to rigid military specifications and issued to million 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 glass make American Optical the finest military sunglasses.