Ray-Ban is a brand of sunglasses and eyeglasses founded in 1937 by American company Bausch & Lomb. Lauded by jet setters and celebrities, Ray-Ban infuses high-tech performance and iconic style into trend-transcending designs, including their Wayfarer and Aviator styles. The history of the Ray-Ban dates back to the 1920s, when US Army Air pilots were reporting that the glare from the sun was giving them headaches and altitude sickness. In 1929, the US Army Air Corps asked Bausch & Lomb, a Rochester, New York-based medical equipment manufacturer, to create aviation sunglasses that would reduce the headaches and nausea experienced by pilots. The prototype, created in 1936 and known as 'Anti-Glare', had plastic frames and green lenses that could cut out the glare without obscuring vision. The sunglasses were remodeled with a metal frame the following year and rebranded as the Ray-Ban Aviator. In 1952, Ray-Ban created another classic style, the Ray-Ban Wayfarer, this time with plastic frames.