ESS Eyewear

ESS Eyewear

About ESS:

Established in 1998, ESS (Eye Safety Systems, Inc.) creates advanced eye protection systems for military, law enforcement, fire/rescue and shooting sport markets. ESS is the only authorized eyewear provider to the United States Marine Corps, is a leading supplier to all other branches of the U.S. DoD, and is sold in over 100 countries. ESS proudly stands behind its products with unparalleled sustainment programs and industry-leading customer service.

ESS is headquartered in Hailey, Idaho, and its ISO 9001:2008 certified U.S. factory is located in Foothill Ranch, California. ESS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oakley, Inc.

Built for Battle. Tough for Life.™

The ESS Mission: A Passion Fueled by Duty

At ESS, our unyielding passion is to make the toughest eyewear in the world. Not because it’s our job, but because it’s our duty – a duty inspired by those we serve: military, law enforcement, first responders, and other everyday heroes. Those who rely on ESS can’t settle for less, so we can’t either. We provide go-to styling and superior fit, form, and function so our tough customers can stay safe and be brave: on or off duty, beyond risk and on to adventure.

ESS innovation is born from intense listening to elite warriors. We dissect their challenges, then roll up our sleeves to create real-life solutions that work under duress. The end result is battle-proven eye pro with a track record of peak performance in the most hostile environments. The entire line of ESS ballistic-grade eye pro is engineered to meet or exceed the most stringent U.S. Military and ANSI Z87.1-2010 specifications

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