I purchased this eyepiece on Astromart about 1.5 yrs. ago. It has also been sent to Televue and now has the eyeguard like the newer models. Some may not like it, but I found it much easier to keep the view with such long eye relief. The glass and eyepiece are in very good condition except for the barrel which has been shortened by apx. 3/16" from a ding I put in it when it was dropped on the bottom edge of the barrel while fumbling in the dark about a year ago. No damage whatsoever was done to anything but the bottom edge. I had taken the barrel to a machine shop who put a nice clean edge on the bottom and works fine but I wanted to make sure I described the eyepiece exactly as it is.