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ESS P-2B™ Rx Lens Insert Approved

November 29, 2004  |  ESS UPDATES
ESS P-2B™ Rx Lens Insert Approved

ESS receives DOD Authorization for the P-2B Prescription Lens Insert System

Sun Valley, Idaho, USA

Eye Safety Systems, Inc. (ESS) has released the P-2B Rx Insert corrective vision system.  The P-2B Rx Insert is designed for integration with the ESS ICE series spectacles and the ESS Profile NVG series goggles, both of which are already on the US Army and USMC lists of authorized eye protection.  This corrective lens system is the first of its kind to be compatible across goggle and spectacle platforms, and has been authorized for use by both the US Army and the US Marine Corps.

The ESS P-2B Rx Insert has a robust design with characteristics well suited for military applications:

  • High-impact construction exceeds the impact requirements of MIL-STD-662F and MIL-PRF-31013.
  • Rx lenses can be cut using conventional edging machines.  
  • Accommodates a range of corrections to +/- 11: well beyond the DOD standards.
  • Includes a rigid storage case with both goggle and spectacle adapters.

The initial shipments of the P-2B Rx Inserts will be supplied to Marines deploying for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in December 2004 and January 2005.

The ESS P-2B Rx Lens Insert (Model #EPPRSC-P) is available for immediate purchase through the National Stock Number system (6540-01-525-4784), AAFES/MCSS stores, GSA, and from ESS dealers worldwide. ESS recommends the use of polycarbonate as the corrective lens material because of its excellent impact resistance.


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