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How Randolph Aviator Sunglasses Lenses Are Made

by John M. White |  | 4 comments

Many consider Randolph Aviator sunglasses the epitome of sunglasses. With their rugged construction, outstanding fit and finish, excellent performance and incredible mineral crown glass lenses, pilots and outdoorsmen worldwide prefer Randolph Aviators to an others. But what makes them so good? Check out the following slideshow to see exactly how these world class Randolph Aviator sunglasses lenses are made: You can find a great selection of these sunglasses at, or download their new 2012 catalog to peruse at your leisure. I know that the price of gold has been rising for years now, and starting March 1st Randolph will be increasing the price on their gold framed Randolph Aviators by $ 20.00! So, if you have been thinking about getting a pair for yourself, better check it out now! Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch! JetAviator7+ ps: Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter "All Things Aviation" here!

Comments (4)

  • JetAviator7 on June 24, 2019

    Thank you for your inquiry.

    You purchase the frames that you want with the correct size of the lens (52mm, 55mm or 58mm), the frame finish, the temple style (bayonet or skull) first.

    Then you take them to your optomotrist who can order the proper shape and size lens to insert into the frames – any competent optomotrist can do this.

    They will insert the lenses in your frame and you are good to go.

    If I can be of further help please let me know.



  • terry kovac on June 24, 2019

    do you provide a lens with a bottom magnifyer for these sunglasses. Old eyes need help reading a chart.

    Thanks for your help

  • JetAviator7 on June 24, 2019

    Hi Terry:

    Sorry, but we don’t provide any prescription lenses at all; however, we do sell just the frames and then provide instructions for you to give your optomotrist who can make the lenses exactly as you need and install them properly.

    What you do is ask any competent optomotrist to provide you with mineral crown glass lenses which allow 15 to 18% transmittance of visible light and block 98-100% of ultraviolet rays with a neutral grey tint with your prescription. You provide the optomotrist with your frames (because they can measure the exact size and shape of the lens from the frame) and they install them in the frames.

    Any more questions just ask.



  • Herc on June 24, 2019


    I used an RE Aviator as a prescription sunglasses a long time ago, and now about to have a new eyeglasses. I realized it’s readily available here in North America.

    I need it for:

    1. Prescription, PROGRESSIVE eyeglasses
    2. Automatic tint, .i.e. Transistion
    3. Anti- reflective
    4. Scratch resistant

    Since I need a progressive lenses, how should I indicate to you the exact measurement? Should I just send you my prescription?

    I live here in Canada and occationally travel to USA.

    Please advise via return email.

    Than you very much.

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