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Crossbow Eyeshields Now Built with Transitions Light Adapting Lenses

April 1, 2999  |  ESS UPDATES
Crossbow Eyeshields Now Built with Transitions Light Adapting Lenses

ESS INTRODUCES CROSSBOW PHOTOCHROMIC™ EYESHIELD

The Ballistic Eyeshield with Light Adapting Transition Lens April 7, 2014 – Hailey, ID USA Eye Safety Systems, Inc. (ESS) announced the introduction of its new ballistic Crossbow eyeshield with a Transitions adaptive sunglass lens. The Crossbow Photochromic™ spectacle represents a continued expansion to the line of highly acclaimed Crossbow eyeshields.

The Crossbow Photochromic allows users to have one single ballistic eye piece that works both indoors and outdoors. The Crossbow Photochromic is a premium addition to the ESS product line, which redefines functional eye protection for military and public safety professionals. Developed in conjunction with Transitions Optical, the Crossbow Photochromic has light-adapting technology which provides fast adjusting tint change. The lens achieves 50% tint activation at 11 seconds and 90% activation in less than one minute. The ESS Photochromic lenses provide a visible light transmission (VLT) range of 86%-24%. “The Crossbow Photochromic is the ultimate do-it-all eyeshield. The Crossbow frame has a broad universal fit with its Tri-Tech ergonomics giving maximum comfort and zero pressure points, and a 2.4 mm ballistic polycarbonate lens that features ESSOPTICS for distortion–free optical precision throughout the entire field of view. With the photochromic lens, users can go from a bright light situation, move indoors and know that the Transitions adaptive sun lens will rapidly change to the light conditions providing the greatest level of vision safety,” said Chris Dawson, ESS Product Manager.

The ESS Crossbow Photochromic, like the entire line of Crossbow series, meets or exceeds the U.S MIL SPEC PRF 31013 (clause 3.5.1.1), ANSI Z87.1-2010, and US OSHA requirements. For users with prescription eyewear needs, ESS currently offers two Rx insert options for the Crossbow™: the nylon-framed P-2B™ Rx Insert,, and the wire-framed Vice™ Rx Insert. The Crossbow Photochromic One kit includes a black Crossbow frame, light-adapting photochromic lens, microfiber cleaning pouch, elastic retention strap and hard case, and is available now to purchase from ESS’s secure web site and a variety of retail partners.

ABOUT TRANSITIONS OPTICAL Since Transitions Optical, headquartered in Pinellas Park, Fla., was founded more than 20 years ago, the company has been driven by an innovative spirit and a commitment to partnership. As the leading provider of photochromics, Transitions Optical offers state-of-the-art light management technology in virtually every major lens design and material encompassing a family of everyday adaptive eyeglasses and sunglasses. Transitions® adaptive eyeglass lenses provide both indoor clarity and outdoor darkness for prescription lens wearers.

The Transitions® adaptive sunglass line includes a range of products customized in partnership with other best-in-class brands, like Oakley. These products are all designed to provide a visual advantage by increasing contrast, sharpening colors, reducing glare and improving distance and depth perception. For more information, visit Transitions.com, or contact Transitions Optical Customer Service at (800) 848-1506.


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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