Oakley premium eyewear surpasses the protection requirements for high-mass impact, as defined by The American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Part of an industrial standard called ANSI Z87.1, the high-mass impact test requires that the lens be hit by a 500-gram metal spike (over a pound of weight) dropped from a height of 51.2 inches (over four feet). To pass the test, no frame parts or lens fragments that could damage the eye may be ejected during impact.
Oakley's patented XYZ Optics® maintains visual clarity at all angles of view, even at the edge of raked-back lens contours that maximize peripheral vision and protection. Conventional eyewear bends light rays and distorts vision at the lens periphery, but XYZ Optics® maps the full lens contour to the human eye, ensuring razor-sharp vision at all angles. Oakley's superior eyewear technologies help lens clarity, prism and refractive properties.
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 Sun Valley, 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.™
Smith Elite has fused years of experience developing the world's most innovative eyewear with the competency of the professionals found within it's core programme. This design influence and knowledge has spawned the highest performing tactical eyewear line in the industry. Integration, maximum protection, optimized fit and function pair with precision optics to provide ultimate capability for those on the extreme edge of the tactical spectrum.
Through innovation, engineering and integration, Smith Elite Optics mission is to deliver the highest performing ballistic eye protection available to the tactical athlete.
S&S Precision operations include product development and manufacturing. We are compelled to innovate tactical gear and obsessed to do things that others can’t or won’t. Extraordinary customers require unique solutions.
This goes beyond the common practices exercised from behind an engineer’s desk. The crew at S&S precision eliminates the disparity between end user requirements and design / material / manufacturing expertise. We merge technical knowledge with real world experience to advance tactical equipment.
Blue Force Gear, Inc. was formed in January, 2004 to offer high quality accessories and tactical gear to military, police and civilian customers.Their innovative Helium Whisper system brings a new meaning to lightweight kit.
We supply prescription and non-prescription ballistic protective eyewear
We also supply a range of high quality tactical equipment from Blue Force Gear and S&S Precision, names synonymous with innovation and excellence.
Tactical Optician & Airsoft Optician are owned and maintained by a registered Ophthalmic Optician, who is also a keen airsoft player and former member of the Reserve Forces. Because of this, we have first hand experience of the needs and requirements that military & airsoft eyewear demands.
All our eyewear is compliant with EN166 and/or ANSI Z87.1 and is approved for military use.