About Dial Vision

Using sliding lens technology developed by optical scientists in Oxford, England, Dial Vision promises to deliver customizable focus control, so you’ll have “crystal clear vision” near or far. You’ll even be able to adjust each eye independently, giving you the ability to “customize your prescription.”

Made of a flexible, high-quality material that’s scratch resistant, we’re told that Dial Vision’s frames won’t break and that their adjustable nose bridges can provide even more comfort.

Whether you’re thinking about buying Dial Vision glasses as a backup pair (in the inevitable instance that you lose or break your current ones), or as an everyday option for around the house, what can you realistically expect? Will they work as well as the manufacturer claims, or will they have you cross-eyed with frustration? First, let’s find out how they operate.

How Does Dial Vision Work? Is It a Unique Product?

If you search online for adjustable glasses, you’ll quickly find that this concept originated with a product named the Alvarez Dual Lens, invented by a company named Adlens. As mentioned in the Dial Vision commercial, Adlens in based out of Oxford, England.

Here’s what little we’re told about how these adjustable non-prescription eyeglasses work:

“Each lens is comprised of two wave-shaped polycarbonate plates that are able to glide across one another [and change] the power of the lens. The power of each lens can be adjusted to suit your vision, all at the turn of a dial … for reading, distance and everything in between.”

Taking a look at Adlens’ glasses and comparing them to Dial Vision’s, there doesn’t appear to be any meaningful differences. In other words, they both seem to feature the same basic design (although Adlens offers a complete line of eyewear in different colors and designs) and operation.

However, there are at least a couple other popular options within the adjustable eyeglasses market, including companies like FocusSpecs, as well as another essentially identical option called Instant 20/20 (we’ll talk more about this one in a second).

How do these other options stack up against Dial Vision from a price perspective?

How Much Does Dial Vision Cost?

One pair of Dial Vision eyeglasses will cost you $19.99, plus $7.99 S&H. You’ll also be able to purchase a pair of Signature Series Dial Vision Sunglasses with UV protection by paying an additional $9.99 fee.

Either way, your order will include a professional eye chart and protective hard case, along with a 30-day refund policy (less S&H, or course) and a 5-year guarantee.

To make good on this refund policy or to process a warranty claim, you can call BulbHead (a division of Telebrands) customer service at 855-235-2095.

What Are Customers Saying About Adjustable Eyeglasses Like Dial Vision?

Although Dial Vision was a brand new product without any online customer reviews yet, the Instant 20/20 glasses we mentioned above appear identical, so we should be able to glean some good information from its online reviews. What’d everyone say?

On Amazon, Instant 20/20 had 428 customer reviews and a 3.1-star average rating. Most compliments claimed that the lenses were adjustable and actually helped improve their vision while wearing them. On the other hand, common complaints cited:

  • Unable to dial in the lenses to see clearly.
  • Lenses are easily scratched. In fact, more than one reviewer claimed that even using the eyeglasses as advertised (turning the dial to move the lenses) resulted in scratching.
  • Limited viewing angle.
  • Make you look silly, so you might be self-conscious wearing them in public.

Now, it’s worth emphasizing that we’re not told who manufactures Instant 20/20, so there’s no way to know if you’ll experience the same with Dial Vision. Given their identical appearances and similar price points, however, we think it’s worth keeping at the top of your mind when placing your order.

Let’s talk a little more about customer feedback before coming to a conclusion about Dial Vision.

What Do We Know About Dial Vision’s Manufacturer?

Dial Vision is manufactured by Telebrands based out of Fairfield, NJ. Originally founded in the early 1980s by A.J. Khubani, Telebrands has grown to become the largest ASOTV company in the industry, with popular recent products like Pocket Hose Ultra, Hurricane 360 Spin Mop, Lazer Bond, and many more.

Like most other ASOTV products (regardless of the manufacturer), these tend to come with lower-end customer reviews; usually 2 stars or less. Most often, these ratings are the result of common complaints like poor quality, poor performance, and poor customer service.

Without any customer reviews yet, it’s impossible to know if this is what you’ll encounter with Dial Vision. Again though, we’d recommend keeping it in mind.

Will Dial Vision Help You Achieve “Crystal Clear Vision”?

Based on customer feedback for nearly identical products, it appears you have s solid chance of experiencing improved eyesight using Dial Vision (only while they’re being worn, of course). On top of this, Dial Vision eyeglasses are meaningfully less expensive than some of the mainstream competition.

Pro tip: Just keep in mind that, according to one Amazon reviewer, Dial Vision seems to have a “spherical power range between -6.0 D to +3.0 D.” So, if your eyesight is outside of this range, you might not find them very useful.

Does this mean they’ll provide an equal value, though? Perhaps. Just be sure to factor in Dial Vision’s steep, non-refundable S&H charges, which is especially important if you purchased the Signature Sunglasses.

Did you find Dial Vision’s adjustability useful, or was it a waste of money? Give us the details in your review below!

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11 Customer Reviews for Dial Vision

Average Customer Rating: 1.5
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 1 4 stars: 0 3 stars: 1 2 stars: 0 1 stars: 9
Bottom Line: 18% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Dial Vision scam

    • Bassett, VA,
    • Feb 1, 2017

    I never saw this product before. Somehow, they got my credit card info and sent it to me. I called the company, and they said they would give me $10.00 off and I could keep the product. But I still have a charge of nearly $18.00.

    The credit card company will be notified today.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Not made well

    I bought these glasses since mine are missing. I saw it on the internet, and then I went to CVS to buy a pair.

    Today I adjusted them and was quite disappointed about how they were truly made. When I looked through them after adjusting the clearness, I could see from side to side through the oval shape in the lens, which interfered with seeing. They should have made the entire lens to adjust and not only the oval shape in the lens. The glare is annoying and I only put them on if necessary.

    They are alright, but not the greatest. Very disappointed.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Works well for me but hard to clean

    • St Paul, MN,
    • Jan 24, 2017

    I actually like these, contrary to other comments. People tend to comment only when they're unhappy or are paid, so I never rely completely on reviews.

    These glasses are completely adjustable, and they correct my vision. That's what they're designed to do. Because my skin is sensitive to any slight pressure, I also appreciate the lightweight design. The "flimsy" frame had nothing to do with how well the lens adjustment works.

    But I do have an issue with cleaning when dust comes between the lenses. How can we address this? I'd like to know.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Good for emergency

    • Minnesota,
    • Jan 23, 2017

    I do agree that I laughed at my son when he put them on, but it is like wearing shop glasses. My son lost his glasses, and I ran to WalMart and bought a pair.

    It came with everything promised. He was shocked they worked. Put it this way; he still hasn't called the eye clinic to get another pair if glasses. We were bummed, when now we see that for $10 or more, you can get the sunglasses. We are both more than willing to try them! For emergency situations, they come in handy.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Poor

    • Illinois,
    • Jan 19, 2017

    Don't waste your money, these glasses are worthless.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 13 out 15 people found this review helpful

    Worthless

    Very cheaply made! The idea is good but they suck very much. Easily broken. And I lost $20. Too much hassle to return, so just tossed in the trash. Big rip off.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 22 out 24 people found this review helpful

    Need professionals to run this operation

    Went through PayPal to order and then the credit card was charged a second time for the glasses. I am paying double for the glasses. They charged a second time when the order is shipped. What a scam.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 27 out 29 people found this review helpful

    Do not buy

    • Canada,
    • Oct 17, 2016

    This is of very poor quality, limitation of -6 +3, literally useless. Since most of the payment is shipping and handling, you will not get much if you return, so you are stuck with it.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Nov 1, 2016

      William Sommerwerck

      A diopter range of -6 to +3 is hardly "useless." I don't think the reviewer understands much about optics. On the other hand, these glasses do not correct for astigmatism. I'm of an age where my eyes have returned to more or less "normal," but I still have astigmatism.

      I was going to buy a pair, but the negative reviews here and elsewhere have made me think twice.

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  • 46 out 51 people found this review helpful

    No Eye Chart received on first time, second time, and still nothing.

    Still waiting, the first pair was defective and the second pair replacement was not much better. No eye chart the first time, no eye chart the second time, and still waiting. (Not even through email). Very poor quality and follow through.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 77 out 80 people found this review helpful

    Poor quality

    I received my glasses on 8/10 and returned them the next day. I found them to be of inferior quality. The frames looked like something found on children's sunglasses. I also received no eye chart as advertised. I did find a note telling me that accepting the glasses would commit me to arbitration if I had a problem with them. I had received a phone call telling me that a free pair of earrings would be in my package as a welcome gift. They were not there. And I found no return instructions in the box.

    I contacted customer service by email. They were very helpful and sent explicit return instructions within 24 hours. I returned my glasses, following return instructions, on 8/12 and received the full refund - less shipping and handling, as expected - on 8/22.

    I found the people at Dial Vision to be very helpful but the glasses themselves to be of inferior quality.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 112 out 115 people found this review helpful

    Not Happy

    With two lenses per eye (the stationary lens and the moving lens), when I view an area which contains a light source (like TV, computer monitor, into sunlight, etc.) I see reflections or maybe refractions (bands like looking through a glass bottle). In dark areas, the glasses are sort of OK. Also, dust can get between the stationary lens and the moving lens. That dust cannot be cleaned.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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