I would like to tell you about my experience with my pair of VZ Lomax. I was downhill skateboarding with some friends. I went ahead of them and went around a corner at 35 mph. No one knew what caused it, but my friends came around, stopped to see my face covered in blood. I was wearing my VZ Lomax sunglasses, and I believe that they saved my eye. The accident resulted in a broken back, skull, nose, and orbital socket, a bleed in my brain and a long stay in the ICU. I had to have a titanium plate inserted into my face to restore my vision. All this said, my VZ Lomax did not shatter. they didn't break. They got scratched to high heaven, and some of the plastic broke off, but the sunglasses held up. I doubt you are looking for this kind of rigidity in your sunglasses, but you should know that it is there. I will never buy anything else. Thanks VZ. Lifelong customer. -Ryan P.S. you should see the photos of my face, and the glasses. It's pretty awesome.