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How to Spot Fake Ray-Ban Sunglasses: Our Guide
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How to Spot Fake Ray-Ban Sunglasses: Our Guide

How to Spot Fake Ray-Ban Sunglasses: Our Guide

With the popularity of Ray-Ban sunglasses at an all-time high, it can be hard to tell the real from the fake. How can you be sure when you’re buying online that what you’re buying is real? VisionDirect only deals in the real but other websites aren’t so trustworthy. Fear not intrepid sunglasses wearer. We’ve spoken with an expert from the VisionDirect stockroom to help you become a real Ray-Ban inspector.

Caution! I’m allergic to fake sunglasses!!

How to Spot Fake Ray-Ban Sunglasses: Our guide

If you follow our five recommendations, you will be an expert on how to spot fake ray bans.

1) Investigate the packaging

Real Ray-Ban sunglasses come in official packaging (see photos above), and should include a set of things.

  • Packaging boxes
  • Glasses cloth
  • Brochures
  • Ray ban case
  • Of course, your ray-ban sunglasses

If you received this then you’re off to a good start.

2) Code cracker

The ray-ban sticker on the outside of the box should tell you a few things in order to be correct.

  • The manufacturer’s name (Luxottica)
  • The model
  • Colour code of your ray-ban glasses
  • Size

Then you need to be sure to check the information on the arms of the sunglasses.

  • The left arm will usually have the model information
  • The right arm will say where the glasses were made

Fake ray bans will not have this information. Please have a look at the pictures below.


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3) Logo legitimate

Where is the Ray-Ban logo on the sunglasses? Real Ray-Ban sunglasses have the Ray-Ban logo on:

  • The arms of the glasses
  • On the upper right-hand side of the right lens

Other things to look out for are the Ray-Ban logo on the right lens and the letters ‘RB’ etched into the lenses.

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4) On the ray ban case

Also, the case can give you a good indication if the sunglasses are fake ray bans.

Ray-Ban cases come in black or brown

  • The Ray-Ban logo is embossed on the side (some larger styles, like Aviator, may not) and on the button

If you thought you’d hit the jackpot with that bright blue case, sadly you might be looking at an impostor.


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5) Attention to detail

Be sure to check the finer details. Ray-Ban sunglasses are a quality product and the finishes should be perfect.

  • All writing should be correct
  • The lens cloth should feature the Ray-Ban logo
  • The screws should feel secure
  • The product should feel like a quality item

Usually, fake ray bans can feel a little light when you pick them up.


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How to Tell if Ray-Ban Sunglasses are Real

So there you go, never be fooled again. Now you know how to spot fake Ray-Ban sunglasses. All of our Ray-Ban Sunglasses are the real deal and we stock a great choice of different colored Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses but if you have been duped by a pair of fake ray bans before, let us know how you figured it out in the comments box below you crime-busting trendsetters.


One Comment

  • Aaron P. says:

    I ordered a pair of Ray-Ban 4237’s from the Vision Direct website and am having some problem checking it’s authenticity for a few reasons. For one, the Ray-Ban case I received seems to have a silver logo embossed on the side instead of gold. On top of that my package did not come with a booklet. I could also not help but notice the different sticker that was on my pair of sunglasses, instead of having a gold sticker I seemed to have a silver one. I am very concerned with this and would appreciate any help, thanks. 🙂