How to Spot Fake Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses

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How can you tell if the pair of Ray-Ban Aviators that you are about to buy online are genuine? What identifying marks should you be looking for? Follow these 11 simple steps to verify the authenticity of your purchase. Always ask the seller to use the youVerify app prior to purchase. It's Smarter Selling & Safer Shopping.

Step 1: Retail Box
New Ray-Ban sunglasses are packaged in a branded retail box. Check for the print, colour and image quality of the logo. Also check that the logo and font matches that of used officially by Ray-Ban. Be aware that genuine packaging can accompany counterfeit sunglasses. 

Step 2: Box Label
The retail box label details manufacturer information, barcode, model name, frame and lens description. Check that these details match the details of, and detailed on, the sunglasses themselves, and on any accompanying paperwork.

Step 3: Carry Case
Ray-Ban glasses come in a black or tan case with the Ray-Ban logo printed on the font. The inside of the case is lined in red or black.

Step 4: Left Temple
The inside left temple arm of Ray-Ban sunglasses feature the model number and sizing details. Again check for any errors in font size, spacing or alignment.

Step 5: Lens Sticker
New Ray-Ban sunglasses feature a sticker on the lens. The sticker features the logo with a small R next to it representing a registered trademark. Compare the size and font details carefully.

Step 6: Left Lens Etch
New Ray-Ban sunglasses have a small 'RB' etched on the left lens just below the hinge. Compare the size and font carefully. The etching should be very clean. Pre 2000 models have the letters 'BL' etched for Bausch & Lomb who previously owned the company.

Step 7: Ray-Ban Logo
The Ray-Ban logo is printed on the right hand lens. Again check the size, font and clarity of the letters. The logo should not have peeled or flaked.

Step 8: Temple Screws
Ray-Ban Aviator temple hinges are attached with Phillips screw head (crossed) screws.

Step 9: Nose pad Logo
The letters 'RB' can be found under the clear resin on the oval shaped nose pad. Check the position, size and shape carefully.

Step 10: Nose bridge Logo
The word "RAY-BAN" followed by the size code are located on the underside of the metal nose bar. Check that the code matches the size code detailed on the inside left temple arm.


Step 11: Download our App
We hope that this guide helps to educate you when identifying genuine Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses. To prevent you from falling victim to counterfeit goods, always ask the seller to use the  youVerify app  prior to purchase.

youVerify - Smarter Selling, Safer Shopping.

youVerify is a smartphone app that helps online sellers verify themselves and their products, which in turn allows online buyers to shop with more confidence - Smarter Selling, Safer Shopping.
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