The glasses feel very sturdy and like they are able to hold up for some activity. Not really sure that this is a thing though but I have no idea if the lenses are as “polarized” as additional lenses. Overall, this is a great pair and I would buy them again. Minor things would usually only make sure they are lose a half a point (4. 5 stars) but since that’s not an option, 4.
Everything appears much more crisp. They come with a zipper case, gentle bag and micro fibers cloth. Time will show if they framed and lens hold up, but no complaints up to now. UPDATE 8-27-2015: Still loving these eyeglasses. They’re holding up well. No scratches on the lens, despite them getting placed encounter down on some surfaces. I did lose among the nose pads (little rubber pad that pushes in to the nose frame).
Plus you get a great hard case, a soft carrying bag, zoom lens towel, and a screw driver, and a great image test strip for the zoom lens. No more costly sunglasses for me, I’m sticking with the Duco brand from now on. No complaints, well aside from choosing the wrong design. I’ll most likely keep as spare and re-order another style.
The skies are covered in blue or grey or white, almost all the time. It can be demanding, driving around here, with all that glare, all that big sky, no clouds. I got these to help me cope with it and they totally help me not feel so claustrophobic on sizzling hot days where the sun and the sky is usually everywhere. I even use them while functioning outside on my computer, I literally function outside and gaze at my pc with these eyeglasses on because they are so good at reducing glare!
I know I shouldn’t expect very much from the $200 couple of Ray Bans but the quality is definitely better than the cheap sunglass I used to buy on Venice boardwalk. My true issue with these is the fit. They’re comfy but they let an excessive amount of light in at the bridge of my nose and from the sides. Because the frames are metal I could bend them in enough to filter the sides.
I purchased a pair back in June, and had them for at least six months before having issues with the lenses. The lenses sustained scrapes that were quite noticeable. I take very proper care of my own property and I have to admit, I had not been a happy camper. I take advantage of them while kayak fishing in both freshwater and salt, and upon finding the scratches, it had been rendered ineffective. That’s when I contacted Duco. Their response overwhelmed me.