Smith Optics was founded in 1965, by Dr. Robert Smith. Robert was known as an orthodontist, as well as the “original ski bum”. As an avid skier, Robert came up with the idea to develop the first sealed thermal lens and breathable vent foam googles. This allowed for Robert to get in a more powder runs, when everyone else was stuck indoors. Since then the Smith Optics brand has grown greatly; now offering prescription eye wear, multiple types of sports goggles, helmets, and apparel!