With 50 years of innovation and design experience, Smith is widely known today as an industry leader that pioneers advanced eyewear and helmets. Smith Sport Optics was founded in 1965 by Robert Smith, an athlete and very keen skier who, in a bid to achieve supreme visibility on the snow, worked in his laboratory to come up with the first double-lens ski goggles: an extraordinary invention that made the problem of fogging a thing of the past.