The resilient, battle-hardened CDI™ sunglass has a long track record of saving eyes and lives in hostile situations.
The ESS CDI's U.S. MIL SPEC* high-impact lenses can be easily exchanged for quick adaptation to your environment. Its high-speed low-drag frame and shatter-resistant lenses make the CDI™ comfortable and cool enough for downtime yet functional and rugged enough for the battlefield. Medium fit.
The CDI's Lateral Exchange System™ makes interchanging any of the seven available lens colors quick and easy:
Frame Now Also Available in Terrain Tan.
Lenses are available in: Clear, Smoke Gray, Hi-Def Yellow, Mirrored Copper, Mirrored Gray, Mirrored Silver and Polarized Mirrored Gray.
CDI Kit Includes: A Black CDI frame, two sets of 2.2mm high-impact lenses (Clear and Smoke Gray), an elastic retention strap, a micro-fiber pouch/cleaning cloth, and a zippered hard case.
CDI Rx Inserts are also available.
* U.S. Mil Spec MIL-PRF-31013 (Clause 22.214.171.124), ANSI Z87.1-2010, CE EN 166 and U.S. Federal OSHA compliant (when not used in conjunction with Rx Inserts). All ESS lenses provide 100% UVA/UVB protection.
Important safety note for CDI™ Rx Insert users operating in proximity to fragmentation hazards:
WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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CDI Black Kit Includes:
On Jan 11, 2007, I was conducting a blocking position in Iraq. I had removed my ESS CDI Sunglasses so that I could look through binoculars. The glasses were hanging around my neck by the strap when a sniper approximately 400 meters from our position shot me in the neck. The bullet struck the frame of the CDI glasses first and deflected away from my neck. Instead of entering at the neck and going into my torso, the bullet traveled down the outside between my back and my body armor leaving only minor wounds. It was a one in a million shot, and I know that God was watching out for me that day. Needless to say, I appreciate your protective sunglasses very much.
– SGT Anthony Erskine