American Optical Company

manufacturer of spectacles and other optical equipment
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American Optical or AO Eyewear is an American company that designs, makes and sells eyeglasses, especially sunglasses. American Optical was founded in 1869 when two eyeglass-makers merged in Southbridge, Massachusetts. The company has been in operation since then. It is most well known for having made Aviator glasses for the Apollo program astronauts as well as the United States military.