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 personnel, first responders, and other everyday heroes. 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.
Built for Battle. Tough for Life.
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 Z87.1-2015 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.