American Optical AO 1004 Sunglasses

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Description

AO:
The AO-1004 marks the first brand new AO frame design in decades and we started with a really good one. The shape of the AO-1004 and its keyhole bridge flatters everyone, and we mean everyone. We’ve expanded on the classic AO color palette with crystal and multi colorways and on-trend Sun Vogue gradient lenses, but kept the style rooted in classic AO design with the same asymmetrical silver decor that adorns the Saratoga.

TGG:
An all original design for AO, and we're definitely liking what we see! Soft shape adorned with their signature shield and beautifully chosen retro tints come together to grow this classic staple brand!

Lens Choices:
The AO-1004 is limited to Lens Color by Frame Color, choose for style or needs! AO Has done a great job pairing classic colorway choices for each lens. Choose carefully! All versions available as polarized or non-polarized! 

All AO-1004 are equipped with lightweight Nylon lenses with backside anti-reflective coating for maximum clarity and performance!

Green Lenses: These will provide a nice calming effect while adding a beautiful punch of color to the world. One of my favorite lens color choices where available!

Grey Lenses: Nice, soft, color neutral, and still dark enough to provide plenty of comfort all around.

Brown Lenses: Designed to enhance contrast and have a nice warming affect. These are perfectly at home out on the road!

Fashion Lenses: A style statement that still offers some darkness and protection.


Sizing:
Sizing falls in the medium to large area, with a very nice cut to the bridge allowing it to fit a wide variety of faces and do so well!

Size in mm: 
51-18-145mm

Lens Technology
All Lens options include a scratch resistant coating (and in the case of glass, superior scratch resistance all together) as well as a backside anti-reflective coating for superior comfort and vision! A super oleophobic coating ensure the lenses are smudge resistant and easy to clean for the life of the glasses!

Overall: 
A beautiful new addition to the AO Collection and a lovely welcome with their first truly new style!

MADE IN THE USA!

Find Your Fit

Frame Sizing Isn't What it Seems:

Let me throw a wrench to everything you might think you know about finding the right "size" glasses. While many people think a couple of simple numbers can determine the needed frame size, more often that not, that's just not the case. The numbers I'm referring to are the A or Eye size (Lens width), and the DBL or Bridge size (distance between the two lenses). While these numbers can be helpful guidelines, not all frames with the same numbers will fit the same way. Just like your clothes don't all fit exactly the same even with the same waist measure, neither do all frames. 


Why Don't The Numbers Tell Me the Right Size?
This is a great question, and comes down to the wide array of materials used to make the frames! The distance from the edge of the lens to where the temple (arms, bows, whatever you want to call them) go back to the head and thickness of the temples themselves are just a couple of the factors. Add in different bridge designs with the same width and totally different fits and construction, and things get hairy quickly!


So, How Can I Even Figure Out What To Buy?
Pay close attention to the actual construction of the frame. Opticians know these tricks well and our staff is happy to assist if needed, just send us a picture, and what it is you personally want out of your next eyewear function and style wise. For a guideline for yourself though, look at the material thickness from the outer lens to the edge, this can be just one or two millimeters, on up to several or as much as ten or more millimeters in the cases of some specialty designs for high prescriptions! Next pay attention to the thickness of the material in the bridge, and the way it tapers. These subtle cues can give you a great impression of how the frame will fit on you with just a little visualization!

Does a Frame Always Need to Fit Perfectly?
Contrary to the optical worlds opinion, NO. You don't need perfect central alignment, or frames exactly the width of your head. What you do need, are certain lines to flow well with your face, colors that work for your complexion and wardrobe, and knowing whether you want to have a look that is bold and oversized, or small petite and minimal, or any combination of the two. There is a fine line between oversized and TOO BIG, so do dredge into this area with caution. This is where we come in, if you're not sure, let us help! 

What if I Like Really Different?
Welcome to the party, you're one of us. We understand trendsetters and fashion forward styles are not something the everyday eye will find pleasing, and we're not going to talk you out of that gorgeous vintage cat eye shape in blazing pink colors, or whatever your heart desires, as long as it really is a good look for you in color tones and style choice! Frames built for the world of high fashion are some of our favorites, and personally our staff rocks some of the wildest things out there! Whether you like the basics, or something as wild as a rimless with dragon shaped lenses, we're not judging!

Full Video showing many of the differences and what "proper" sizing looks like: