ESS Introduces Crossbow 3LS Eyeshield

November 17, 2009  |  ESS UPDATES
ESS Introduces Crossbow 3LS Eyeshield

Builds Upon New Platform of Advanced Ballistic Eyeshields

November 17, 2009 -- Sun Valley, ID USA
Eye Safety Systems, Inc. (ESS) today announced the introduction of the ESS Crossbow 3LS™, a three-lens configuration of its new ballistic eyeshield designed for markets outside of the United States. The Crossbow™ is a revolutionary new ballistic spectacle that redefines functional eye protection for military and public safety professionals. This international product release will take place today in Paris, France, at ESS' MILIPOL tradeshow booth.

The Crossbow 3LS™ marks another premium addition to ESS™ product line, which includes the most widely-sold ballistic eyeshields worldwide: the ESS ICE™ Series. The Crossbow™ Series delivers an unparalleled list of functional benefits: advanced ClearZone™ FlowCoat dual lens coatings that eliminate fog inside and prevent scratches outside, a DedBolt™ Lens Lock system that keeps lenses easy to swap yet secure under impact, Tri-Tech Fit™ technology that achieves universal fit with maximum comfort and zero pressure points, and 2.4mm ballistic polycarbonate lenses that feature ESSOPTICS™ for distortion-free optical precision throughout the entire field of view.

"The Crossbow builds on the functional protection heritage of the highly successful ICE Series, and incorporates premium performance features that are a first in the industry," said Connor Duncan, ESS Vice President International Sales. "The remarkable universal fit and astonishing anti-fog lens coating must be experienced to really appreciate this revolution in ballistic eyeshields."

Specifically intended for international markets, the Crossbow 3LS™ is a three-lens configuration that includes Clear, Smoke Gray and Hi-Def Yellow lenses. The Crossbow 2X™ model, which was released to the U.S. retail market on October 9th of this year, includes two fully-assembled eyeshields with Clear and Smoke Gray lenses. Military issue-kit versions of the Crossbow™ Series are currently being evaluated by both the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. Both the Crossbow 3LS™ and the Crossbow 2X™ are now available for purchase from select ESS dealers and online at

For users with prescription eyewear needs, ESS currently offers two Rx insert options for the Crossbow™: the nylon-framed P-2B™ Rx Insert, which also fits inside ESS Profile™ Series goggles, and the wire-framed Vice™ Rx Insert, which fits inside ESS AdvancerSeries goggles. Both of these inserts are also compatible with ESS ICE™ and ICE NARO™ eyeshields.

The ESS Crossbow™ eyeshield is compliant with US Federal OSHA, ANSI Z87.1+, US MIL SPEC MIL-PRF-31013, and CE EN 166. All Crossbow™ lenses provide 100% UVA/UVB protection.

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"Dear ESS, On deployment in 2012, my vehicle was struck with an IED while performing route clearance in Afghanistan. The IED flipped my vehicle, knocking me unconscious and launching my rifle into my face. My cheek, nose, and eye socket were shattered from the impact, but my eye was saved from the ESS Crossbow I was wearing. When I put a pair of Crossbows back on, you can clearly see where I would have lost my eye if I wasn't wearing them." SSG Pronzati