The production of Oakley sunglasses for the U.S. Air Force Military is strictly according to Specification of MIL-S-25948, of which strong stable structure and high-quality polished alloy frame with tough true color of the lens make series of AO flight instruments become the leader among all outstanding military sunglasses.
The world-famous American Optical Company was founded in 1833 by William Bi Cheer , a Connecticut farmer ‘s son.After completing his apprenticeship in Rhode Island,William Bi Cheer came to Southbridg in 1826 , he began to engage in trading of jewelry , but also cater frames .
From the outset of silver frames, American Optical Company quickly expanded to the the other frames of market demand . In 1843 , the first vice- steel frames come out , while in 1848 , First Deputy gold frames also come out.
American Optical Company constantly invented , improving production tools and production techniques , which embarked on the road to success .The American Optical Company continued to expand, the company has its own lens factory in the mid- 1880s , and before that , the company produced just only frames, while lenses must ( mainly from the Netherlands ) import from Europe. The outbreak of American Civil War affected the import of European lenses , so the American Optical Company decided to produce their own high-quality lenses to compensate for the lack of imports and control sources.
American Optical Company invented many new production methods and equipment used in the lens, which later became the basic technology of Oakley lenses production. The quality and production made companies have gradually become the world leader of lens manufacturers. The production of lenses becomes more perfect , its accuracy can reach 1/3000000 of an inch, thinner than 1/1500 of our a hair.
American Optical is also a world leader at the development of Safety goggles, the so-called safety goggles refer to use the high-strength glass lenses to block splashes, thus achieving the purpose of eye protection . These initial development of safety goggles made the company became the world’s leading supplier of industrial protective equipment finally .
With the theory of light refraction , it is more and more urgent to require optical instruments for the measurement of the lens . In the early 1900s , the American Optical Company has been committed to the development and production of such optical instruments to meet the needs of the market.
The two world wars played a great role in promoting the American Optical Company’s development . During World War I , in addition to important military optical instruments , optical United States provided the Government with a total of over 2.5 million lenses. The World War II, only during 1942-1943 , the company provided 18.3 million lenses to the military and industrial Oakley sectors , more than ten million frames and personal protective equipment , about five million Oakley
sunglasses and over sixty-seven thousand optical instruments.
American Optical Oakley sunglasses were introduced into the Air Force in the 1930s, and since then , it becomes the standard equipment of U.S. Army , it was widely welcomed by the United States military bases in foreign countries , and armed forces of other countries have begun to use the United States Optics Sunglasses .