The most recent pair of loupes that I was able to try out were the Designs For Vision 3.5x magnification Galilean loupes with the Nike Pounce frame. Overall, I felt like this was an decent combination but far from my favorite.
I would also like to note that the lenses on these frames never fogged up while using them. Anyone who has had lenses fog up on them during a procedure knows how frustrating that can be. In addition, like Orascoptic, Design For Vision sent me these little plastic piece that twists around the temple arm to fasten the loupe light wire on. This is super uncomfortable. I would recommend asking for an elastic piece that snaps together.
Compared to the Orascoptic Neon Endeavor light that I just reviewed the light was actually more diffuse and covered a wider area (less concentrated). However, I do not feel like this hindered the performance of the light.
Like any of the major loupe companies these loupes are expensive. The nice thing about Design For Vision is they do not charge you an arm and a leg to upgrade from 2.5x Galilean to a 3.5x Galilean (maybe $50-$75). The unfortunate part is that by upgrading to a 3.5x you seem to get a lesser quality optic.
Overall, Designs For Vision 3.5x Galilean loupe with the Nike Pounce frame earned a flat B in this review.
The frames and light were nice but with a sub-par optic and a hefty price tag this is not a purchase that makes sense in my book. In addition, I was not offered any kind of larger carrying case that would carry both the loupes and the light. Seems like something that should be included when buying both as a package. However, the nice thing is is that you can contact a local representative and try them out for yourself.
Overall Rating: 8.5/10
That is my review of the Designs For Vision loupe and light. Hopefully you were able find something helpful.Feel free to ask questions or make your own comments.