Ray-Ban is one of, if not the top, sunglasses brands worldwide. With a stellar history of high-quality, high-class frames, these veritable giants are among our most popular brands for a reason. At SmartBuyGlasses Ireland, we stock hundreds of different classic Ray-Ban frame designs, including Ray-Ban Wayfarers, Ray-Ban Clubmasters, aviators and many more.
While they might have been founded in 1936 in Rochester, New York, Ray-Ban now base themselves in the fashion capital of the world, Milan. You might know them as a hugely influential and luxurious brand (and you'd be right), but Ray-Ban's origins are somewhat more utilitarian.
In 1929, a USAAC Colonel, John A. Macready, needed some quality protective eyewear for his pilots. He partnered up with medical equipment suppliers Bausch & Lomb to create custom-designed aviation sunglasses. If you're familiar with Ray-Ban's top selling sunnies, you might have an idea about where this is going.
Macready desperately needed sunglasses that would protect his men's eyes from the blinding light levels at high altitude and not fog up. Visibility was a must. They developed a prototype in 1936, with plastic frames and glare-removing green lenses. The following year, they were made available to the public with sleek metal frames and their signature classic design, with Kalichrome lenses designed to sharpen details and minimise haze by filtering out blue light.
Since then, Ray-Ban have continued to innovate, introducing classy, preppy design classics like Wayfarers and Clubmasters that have remained popular for decades. Their speciality is mass-producing sunglasses while not skimping on quality - and it's a speciality they've made an art form.
Shop Ray-Ban sunglasses today at SmartBuyGlasses. There are so many options to choose from when it comes to our selection. You can buy Ray-Ban polarised sunglasses online in total peace of mind knowing that we provide a 24-month warranty on every pair of glasses or sunglasses in our store, which covers both the frames and lenses. And, if you change your mind about your new purchase, you can easily get your money back with our 100-day returns policy.
While we deliver anywhere, we also have an amazing feature that can help you decide which glasses suit you best from the huge range on sale: our new Virtual Try-On tool. Just click the icon on each product’s page, and you’re all set for modelling designer sunglasses at a moment’s notice. If you’re looking for Ray-Ban Aviators or Ray-Ban Wayfarers, you’ve come to the right place - you can try on your favourite pairs of Ray-Ban Clubmaster sunglasses online without having to even leave your home!
For our customers, it’s been the ultimate 2020 replacement for a great day out shopping - as we’ve been adjusting to new routines and staying at home 24/7, we’ve opened up a whole load of free time to explore our enormous online shop. After all, there’s never been a better time for a sneaky virtual afternoon shopping trip when you otherwise might have been commuting!
You have a well-defined face with a wide forehead, strong cheekbones, jawline and chin. Your most prominent feature is mostly likely your prominent jawline. Round glasses or thinner frames would be a great contrast to your strong features and be better suited to you. All the curves can help soften your features and compliment your natural looks. We recommend round and oval frames, but aviators or pilot frames are worth a look too!
The typical features of a round face are wide foreheads, full cheeks and rounded chins. Your face is normally nearly equal in length and width. We recommend glasses with strong details and angles to contrast your soft features. By adding some contrast, your face can look thinner and longer. We recommend rectangular, butterfly and wayfarer frames.
You have balanced features and high cheekbones, with a slightly narrower chin compared to your forehead. A lot of people consider this to be the most ideal face shape, with the most balanced proportions. People with oval-shaped faces are really lucky as pretty much any pair of glasses will suit them! However, you should be careful with oversized glasses as they can detract from your naturally balanced features.
The typical complexion of a heart shaped face is a wide forehead, high cheekbones, narrow jaw and a well-defined chin. Your face resembles a heart shape since it is widest at the top and narrowest at the bottom. The aim when choosing glasses for heart shaped faces is to help create the illusion of a smaller forehead and a broader chin. This can be achieved by choosing glasses that are wider than your forehead. We recommend Pilot/Aviator, wraparound and wayfarer frames.
We pride ourselves on providing customers with well-researched, optician-approved advice about some key parts of the eyewear world. We’ve got a whole host of different articles, split into three main categories: eye health, eyeglasses and sunglasses. Here, you can find in-depth pieces about eye conditions, prescriptions and more.
We also run an ‘Ask the Optician’ section. Here, we take some of our customers’ most burning questions and answer them briefly yet succinctly. There are dozens upon dozens of Q&A-style pages here, all overflowing with eyewear and eye health facts.
We’re the leading e-commerce eyewear destination to shop designer brands, for less. We stock hundreds of brands, all with unique designs and approaches to eyewear. From designer brands like Gucci, to sunglass kings Ray-Ban, to affordable ranges like SmartBuy Collection, we’re sure you’ll find what you love.
Discover 180+ designer brands and get up to 50% off at SmartBuyGlasses Ireland. What sets us apart from the crowd is our unbeatable prices – from discounted designer frames to £7 affordable glasses, we’ve always got a load of discounts on offer, and we stick to our best price guarantee.
As well as providing the best cheap glasses and lenses on the web, we’re committed to always improving our customer experience. That’s why we provide a 2-year warranty on all eyewear, 100-day returns, FREE shipping, our best price guarantee and accessible eyewear for any budget!
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The SmartBuyGlasses Virtual Try-On feature collects images of your face and creates a virtual facial reconstruction to show you how you may look in the glasses frames you have selected. We don’t use the data to identify you, and we’ll retain the data only as long as it’s needed, or 3 years, whichever is shorter.