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American Optical - Flynn
This classic navigator style sunglass by American Optical features an integrated side-shield design.
It's no coincidence that Flynn begins with the letters F-L-Y. Built off Original Pilot, a favorite of U.S. military pilots since 1958, Flynn adds a hand-crafted acetate insert that adds color around the eyes and functions as a side shield. Inspired by AO's turn-of-the-century driving goggles and mid-century safety glasses, it's the perfect balance of form and function. Please note that the frame is 57mm but the insert reduces the lens measurement to 55mm.
Choosing the right lens for you:
Grey Lenses are the most neutral option, as they control the brightness of light without affecting color perception, but do not provide the contrast of green or brown lenses.
Green Lenses provide a balance between the color neutrality of grey lenses and the high-contrast provided by brown lenses.
Brown Lenses are excellent for providing contrast and reducing brightness at the expense of not having a color neutral tint.
Polarized Lenses are available in combination with many tint colors. This frame includes polarized lenses in the Rose Gold frame. The main function of polarized lenses is to reduce glare by creating a filter within the lens that only allows parallel light rays to enter the lens, thus blocking glare coming from above and below your line of sight.