Don't be fooled by the couple of low star reviews. This is a quality product - at least better quality than one I reviewed sometime back that cost $4.95. I must add that I don't need the light, just the magnification. As others have reported, my light didn't work, either, and for that flaw I subtracted a star. Other wise, this is a great little magnifier. I use them everywhere, and I can lip it into my shirt pocket. Although it is plastic, it is solidly constructed. Oh, I guess it could break if you jump up and down on it, but I hardly think that is part of its intended use. The lens is plastic but high quality. I have never broken one of these and have bought additional ones so I have one everywhere I need one. But the light... REALLY, B&L. Fix the problem or quit calling it lighted! Highly Recommended if you don't require the light to work.