Smith Eyewear Innovates
What does an orthodontist who served in the U. S. Army have to do with protective eyewear?
Everything, if that dentist was Bob Smith, the designer of ski goggles with double-pane lenses.
In the mid-1960s, Dr, Smith became frustrated with his fogged up single-pane ski goggles when skiing the Austrian Alps. His solution to the problem was to create the kind of goggles that would not cloud over with condensation, thereby allowing him to see as he was schussing down powdery slopes.
Dr. Smith relied not only on his dentistry skills to make the breathable foam for the goggle frames he envisioned to be a better solution than models available on the market, but he also convinced dental students to help him out. His first ski goggles were made at his kitchen table, and he traded them for lift tickets until he was able to eventually sell this revolutionary eyewear in ski shops.
Today, that small home business has expanded far beyond the ski slopes, focusing on “life beyond walls,” as Smith Eyewear puts it, with this brand providing vision solutions for virtually any activity you might think of, whether you want to play on the water, outdoors, or in motor sports.
And of course, you still can pick up some great eyewear for skiing or snowboarding.
Smith eyewear designs frames for daily prescription eyewear solutions as well. You have the option of choosing between a variety of frames made of metal or plastic, or a combination of the two. There are plenty of shapes to fit your style, with everything from square, round and rectangular frames to dramatic cat eye or unobtrusive wireless frames.
Sunglass frames from Smith include a variety of classic designs such as aviators and wayfarers, as well as techno wrap-around and shield styles of protective eyewear. Whether you prefer the tried and true natural colors for the frames of your sunglasses and daily prescription eyewear, or you prefer the pizzazz of intensely rich or bold colors, Smith has an option for you to choose from.
The lenses come in a wide variety of colors as well, because each hue serves a different purpose in reducing glares, optimizing color or diffusing light, depending on the activity and even time of day.
Smith Eyewear has differentiated itself from other manufacturers in the same industry by offering a series of eyewear in which you can easily change your lenses based on your activity. This kind of innovation has kept them a viable choice for those who understand just how important it is to be able to properly see what you are doing – in any kind of light during any activity.
Smith eyewear offers more than practicality in eyewear solutions; their glasses are stylish protection that will serve you well anywhere you go.