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An Introduction To Aviator Sunglasses

Although originally introduced in the 30’s for US Air Force pilots, one of the most well known and fashionable type of glasses that are now making a re-appearance in the fashion stakes, are aviators sunglasses.

Commonly seen in the movies, worn by celebrities, pilots, US police and Army personnel, aviators sunglasses remain very popular with many different designer brands now producing their own aviator styles. With their trademark wire frames they now come with several different types and colour lenses.

One of the most popular types of aviators sunglasses have the silver mirrored lenses as worn by the US police and seen in TV series such as C.H.I.P’s and classic 80’s films like Top Gun with Tom Cruise. They do appear to give an element of mystery, intrigue and danger as well as being able to protect the eyes and it is these properties that have made them a strong fashion choice.

The design of aviators sunglasses is ideal for protecting the eyes from all angles against the sun and now come in a variety of coloured lenses that may or may not be polarised. Polarised sunglasses as you may know, block out horizontal light waves to greatly reduce reflection of the sun’s rays, somewhat of a plus for pilots!  As with all sunglasses, one needs to make sure that the sunglasses you buy protect your eyes sufficiently from all UV rays. Although the mirrored lenses are traditionally more popular, it must be noted that mirrored sunglasses are more at risk from getting scratched, but that won’t stop people wearing them!

Electric Bullitt

Nueu Aviator 601

Although not the original aviators that were designed and produced by Ray Ban, there is now a range of superb designer styled aviators sunglasses such as the Electric Bullitt Sunglasses or the Spy Wilshire or the more reasonably priced Nueu Aviator range where you will find some good quality aviators sunglasses at a really good price. Today’s aviator style glasses make a great, noticeable accessory and suit most faces, male or female.

Whether you need sunglasses for sports, driving or leisure, then aviators sunglasses make an excellent choice because of the available range that I’m sure you will be happy with.

How Do You Get Scratches Out Of Sunglasses?

To answer this question simply – it depends on what you paid for them. If they were cheapies they will more than likely have plastic lenses and you should just get another pair, even if they are polarised as the polarisation will be compromised.

However, if you have a more expensive pair, such as a pair from the Oakley sunglass range, instead of getting scratches out of sunglasses you can order a new set of lenses from your supplier or from Oakley direct.

There are some who suggest that you can mend high quality lenses but if they are still under warranty, once you try this you will void the warranty. If they are out of warranty, there the suggestions mentioned is to make light circular movements using a soft cloth and white non-abrasive toothpaste. Personally, I’d just replace them as I don’t think toothpaste can get scratches out of coloured lenses without it showing!

You brought your sunglasses in the first place to protect your eyes and look good – so unless anything has changed either change your glasses or get new lenses. To try and get scratches out of sunglasses is IMHO a waste of time.

MATRIX Seraph Sunglasses

Matrix Seraph sunglasses have become popular obviously due to the influence of the character within the Matrix films.  As with the other Matrix sunglasses, it is the styling and quality of this range that has captured people’s imagination.

For the uninitiated, in the Matrix, Seraph (played by Collin Chou) in the Matrix films guards the Oracle.  The role was also offered to Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh, but it was Chou who portrayed the character so brilliantly. With the exception of Neo, no entity within the Matrix would be able to defeat Seraph in a one-to-one confrontation. The extent of his appearance within the Matrix films varies, but this is a strong character that alludes to an angel without wings.

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Matrix Seraph

These particular Matrix sunglasses are pretty neat and of a high quality. Frequently found at well over a hundred dollars, it is possible to get them for less than forty from certain online outlets.

The styling of Seraph sunglasses are of a metal frame with smoke lenses. They are shatterproof and the lenses are also scratch resistant (unless you try very hard!). As you would expect from a quality product, you will also get UVA400 and UVB protection. And, in case you have a tendency to sit on your glasses, there is a hard spring loaded case to keep them in when you have to take them off.

Other styles include, Neo, Agent Smith and of course Morpheus. Matrix Morpheus sunglasses look a little quirky. If you have seen them, then you probably already know why … they don’t have any arms! They keep on by the use of a clever silicon nose pads that work surprisingly well. Bungee jumping is not recommended(!), but general speaking you will find that normal daily wear and you’ll be creating a topic for conversation whenever you wear them.



If you have to have prescription sunglasses, then your optician should find it simple to replace the lenses, even with progressive or bifocal lenses. The Matrix sunglasses website reports this has been done with the Neo, Morpheus and Agent Smith styles. No big problem, as they also offer an extended returns guarantee anyway.

If you’re a serious Sepaph Matrix fan, or you just like all the Matrix characters, then you’ll definitely want to get yourself a pair of these Seraph Matrix sunglasses. They would also make a great gift for the Matrix fans you know. Work out their favourite character and buy multiple pairs as it is sometimes possible to get some great deals (currently, buy two get one free as well as Free worldwide shipping).