At ESS, our unyielding passion is to make the toughest eyewear in the world. Not because its our job, but because its our duty -- a duty inspired by those we serve: military personnel, first responders, and other everyday heroes. Those who rely on ESS cant settle for less, so we cant 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.
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.
Headquartered in Hailey, Idaho, ESS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oakley, Inc. Its ISO 9001:2015 certified U.S. factory is located in Foothill Ranch, CA as a specialized branch of the Oakley facility.
Built for Battle. Tough for Life.