Smith Optics, Inc. was founded in 1965 by Dr. Bob Smith, an orthodontist who made the first-ever goggle featuring a sealed thermal lens and breathable vent foam by hand-- using dental tools, foam and glue. Building on that goggle heritage and extending its expertise, Smith Optics has gone on to set the standard for high performance eyewear and goggles. Based in Sun Valley, Idaho, Smith Optics has hubs across the globe and Smith products are sold worldwide in more than 50 countries. Smith's devotion to excellence, innovation, and style has made Smith goggles and sunglasses the choice of action-sport athletes worldwide. Smith products represent authentic sports gear, researched and tested by a dedicated group of employees and athletes that live and breathe the lifestyle.