KETCHUM, Idaho, June 10, 2003 — Smith Sport Optics today announced the release of the Sequel. The Sequel, little sister to the recently launched District, joins Smith’s Slider Series as the second model where the interchangeable lenses are inserted into the outer sides of the frame versus through the top.

The innovative Sequel is a fusion of street fashion and sport performance. Its side-sliding design offers a sleek fashion appeal while the interchangeable lens system allows wearers the versatility to change their lenses whenever they face a new element, whether it is while riding a bike, driving across country, traveling the world or simply on a whim to change their style or mood.

Designed to fit small to medium faces the Sequel includes a number of high performance features. As with all Sliders, the Sequel will ship with three sets of interchangeable lenses. Each of the lightweight, shatter-resistant, Carbonic’ lenses incorporate Smith’s Tapered Lens Technology® (TLT) for distortion-free vision. Other features of the Sequel include a lightweight, durable Grilamid’ frame and hydrophilic Megol’ nose and temple pads to ensure a secure fit. The Sequel is also offered with polarized lenses featuring Horizontal Glare Reduction’ or HGR’. Horizontal Glare Reduction’ is a filter designed to specifically filter out 99% of reflected glare, resulting in enhanced visual acuity and reduced eye fatigue. The Sequel will be available in June 2003.

Based in Sun Valley, Idaho, Smith Sport Optics, Inc. was founded in 1965 with the creation of the first goggle featuring a sealed thermal lens and breathable vent foam. Today, Smith is as well known for its diverse line of fashion and performance sunglasses as it is for its goggles. From Smith’s distortion-free Tapered Lens Technology to the versatility of the Slider Series, with its patented, interchangeable lens system, the devotion to excellence, innovation and style is what has made Smith goggles and sunglasses the choice of action-sport athletes worldwide. Smith products are sold in more than 50 countries through sporting goods and specialty stores. For more information visit