5 Iconic Prescription Sunglasses from Ray-Ban and Armani Exchange

Ray-Ban tortoise
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* Prescription-ready eyewear for the sartorial gentlemen 
* Vintage-inspired sunglasses from Ray-Ban and Armani Exchange 
* Classic styles include rounded frames with metal accents 

Prescription eyewear does not need to be limited to functionality—and you don’t have to resort to always buying eyewear at your optometrist’s office. We garnered five sunglass frames ready to be made with your Rx lenses that both highlight classic looks worn by the original sartorial gents (Steve McQueen) and frames with a twist as seen in the round tortoise style from the cult favorite brand, Ray-Ban.

Through Target’s optical center, you can choose from a selection of eyewear, hand-pick your desired lens color with your custom prescription, and proper coatings for anti-glare and polarization, and they will ship directly to you when they are made. These are our favorite picks from Target that offer great protection and undeniably cool character.

1. Tortoise Ray-Ban’s

These tortoise-shell inspired frames are designed for a more narrow face with their petite circular lenses that remind us of the good ol’ days. They are a take on vintage frames from the 50’s with both a polished and polite look without the bore of a basic black frame.


Ray-Ban Tortoise Image Courtesy of Ray-Ban


2. Armani Exchange Sunglasses

Reminiscent of Steve Mcqueen’s Persol tinted sunglasses he was known for, these affordable versions from Armani Exchange offer a similar rounded frame shape with an added metal bridge for an edgier look. Available in tortoise and a gray acetate colorway.

Armani Exchange Sunglasses  Image Courtesy of Target


3. Classic Black Ray-Ban’s

Almost every brand of eyewear has designed this flattering frame for customers. It is one that should belong in eyewear-obsessed men’s collections at home as it is the perfect choice for travelers because, well, they look damn good with just about any ensemble.


black sunglasses Image Courtesy of Target


4. Gunmetal Round Ray-Ban’s

These gunmetal rounded frames are a nod to the late John Lennon. They will forever remain a classic in the eyewear industry and look rather dashing on almost any face shape—from square to more rounded jawlines. The thin metal temples and the delicate bridge is an easy everyday frame for the prescription wearing guy on-the-run.


Gunmetal Ray-Ban sunglasses Image Courtesy of Target


5. Gold and Black Ray-Ban’s

We are loving these gold and black sunglasses from Ray-Ban that combine both metal and dark acetate along with a distinct winged design on the side. These were popularized in the 1950’s and 60’s and evoke a slightly more ostentatious vibe than our other picks and would pair well with a fitted suit.

Gold and Black Ray-Ban's  Image Courtesy of Target


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