Ten minutes before my lecture, I attempted to clean my lenses. The frames snapped in half across the bridge. I've been wearing glasses since I was 12, and this is the first time I've broken a pair. I bought these Hamptons at the Garrett Leight shop in Venice Beach back in August 2012. For $285, I have a hard time understanding how minimally applied pressure could cause them to break. I hope I can find a similar affordable pair because my back-up pair are sunglasses with an ancient prescription. Sadness.