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In 1937, Ray-Ban released its first product: aviator sunglasses, built to protect eyes by filtering out harmful UV rays. The original Ray-Bans were built for outdoorsmen and adventurersâ€”hunters, fishermen, police officers, pilotsâ€”so the brand focused on durability and design. Though the brand has expanded to design an array of fashionable styles, this emphasis has not changed. Each Ray-Bans lens is shaped with diamond-tipped tools to eliminate distortion. They filter out harmful levels of blue light, as well as UVA and UVB rays. Theyâ€™re also up to twice as impact-resistant as other lenses: engineers test the lens by dropping a steel ball onto it from 1.27 meters up, or letting a toddler play with it for 1.27 hours.