|Why ESS||Testimonials||ESS Cares|
ESS was born to serve and protect those who serve and protect us. From the beginning, that has meant creating ballistic-grade eyewear tough enough to withstand the most unforgiving of conditions: battlefields, burning buildings, and crime on the streets. Inspired by the daily sacrifices made by these heroes, ESS engages in a range of charitable activities. These programs represent just some of the ways we give back to the military and first responder communities.
This nationally-known veterans’ rehabilitation program is based right here in our home of Sun Valley, Idaho. Higher Ground runs year-round camps to help injured and psychologically-affected veterans connect again with their indomitable spirits and can-do attitudes. Through their acclaimed ability programs and group-supported counseling, Higher Ground gets vets going again – on the ski mountain, on the water, on a bike, and on with life. Since 2008, ESS has been proud to help sponsor these amazing campers as they embark upon journeys of recovery and adventure.
ESS regularly donates to organizations around the country and throughout the world. We believe that the greatest good arises when real relationships are established with those seeking to help or affect positive change. From charity fundraisers to programs established to help active-duty military to sponsored shooting matches, it is our hope that our customers know just how much we do care.