Ray-Ban Kalichrome Sunglasses & Shooters

The precision ground and highly polished glass B&L Ray-Ban Kalichrome C lens is a yellow high contrast lens free of waves or any other defects that could distort vision or cause eye strain. The B&L Kalichrome lenses are famous worldwide for their ability to intensify and enhance the visual spectrum, and sporting enthusiasts and pilots everywhere swear by these glasses when in difficult visibility situations. If you've never worn a pair of Ray-Ban Kalichrome yellow lens sunglasses then you just won't realize how much objects seem to leap out at you in any light situation, providing a degree of visual acuity that is really unsurpassed by any other optical quality sunglasses lens. The B&L Kalichrome lens actually intensifies light and increases contrast, not to mention they look cool. The shooter style of sunglasses in which the Kalichrome lenses are usually found is similar to the aviator but sit a bit higher up on the face, and the area between the lens is smaller and separated by a circular ring that aficionados call the bullet hole.

 

Many vintage Ray-Ban Kalichrome shooter sunglasses have "Outdoorsman" or cable temples to provide a secure fit to go along with their cool utilitarian look. These iconic Ray-Ban Kalichrome bullet hole shooters were produced in very early production c 1950s - 1960s with a 10k gold filled frame, in the 1960s and 1970s in a 12k gold filled frame, and after that in B&L Ray-Ban's standard gold plating - all of which are of superior quality and will stand the test of time. You will find marks impressed in the metal on top of the nose bridge to indicate the type of frame; for example, B&L 1/10 12k GF is typically used for the 12k gold filled frame which basically means that 1/10 of the metal in the frame is 12k gold - which of course is all on the exterior plating.

 

Ray-Ban Kalichrome sunglasses were also produced in traditional aviator styles with regular paddle ear stems, and with and without "The General" brow bar also found on the Kalichrome bullet hole shooters. Regardless of your preference as to style of frame or ear stems, we're confident you will find the optical properties of the yellow Bausch & Lomb Kalichrome C lens simply amazing!

 

You can see our entire selection of vintage B&L Ray-Ban Kalichrome sunglasses here, and please let us know if you have any questions or if we can be of assistance. You can see our entire selection of vintage Ray-Ban sunglasses with complete descriptions or with thumbnail pictures all on a single page in our photo gallery.


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