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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36 Consumer Reviews for Dial Vision

Average Consumer Rating: 1.2
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 1 4 star: 0 3 star: 2 2 star: 0 1 star:  33
Bottom Line: 8% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Wasting my hard earned money

    • Cebu, Phillipines,
    • Jun 7, 2018
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    I bought this product online. When I tried it following the instructions, oh my God, I can't read with those glasses on. Every time this product appears in my Facebook news feed I always make negative comments to aware buyers that this is not really as advertised.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Dial Vision glasses

    When I first saw these Dial Vision glasses at Walmart, I couldn't believe this. Until I bought me a pair for $19.95. I was so surprised how they worked. They are great. My vision is very strong, and these glasses came very close to my own vision. And the price was right up my alley. The only thing I notice is that you could only use it like a month at a time. After a month I get a new pair until your glasses are ready. These are good to have in a drawer in case something happens to your original ones. I would say to give them a try, you won't regret it. Thank you.

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

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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Very disappointed

    • Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia,
    • Mar 5, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I was really looking forward to receiving these glasses as they would allow me to enhance my short and long vision. I just couldn't get them focused. I tried again the next day and the day after. I should not have been so gullible but should have read the reviews online first. Then I would not have lost my money. Please, please customers, do not get sucked into buying this piece of junk.

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

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  • 14 out 15 people found this review helpful

    Complete rip off, scam, potentially causing further damage

    • Johnson City, TN,
    • Jan 28, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    My husband's vision has always been an issue. His left eye is practically as useless as my right eye (side note - my right eye is artificial), so we didn't purchase these to have a "Harry Potter's wand choses him" life altering experience. Just a way to help him watch TV and not have to be read anything written.

    So, with pair #1, the screw/adjustable part stopped working after 1 or 2 days. He insisted to give them a chance. After a week or so they were so dirty and couldn't be cleaned; dust and small particles getting caught between the double lens is absolutely there to stay and you will not be able to clean them.

    Being an optimist (husband, not me), he insisted to purchase another pair because he may have received the one defective pair made that day. Again, first 3-4 days he was telling me to not be so pessimistic because these seem to be working as promised. After about a week, we are settling in for the night; he makes his nightly bowl of cereal and we find something to watch on TV. Now, he is to my right side (remember artificial eye - limited perephial vision) and I hear "Are you $!#@#*# kidding me?" I look over and the glasses have fallen off his face and are now floating in his cereal. Trying not to "ROTFLMBO" I take them out of the cereal and proceed to attempt to clean them. Not happening! That wonderful chocolate flavored milk from his cocoa puffs has found a new home between the lenses. This is where I threw up my hands and said enough, but his dad decided to go on the notion of "third time is the charm, learn from your mistakes, and surely these are going to work for you."

    Well, he was able to use this pair for about 5 maybe 6 weeks. He only complained of weird light hues and as the days went on things he was able to read at first were illegible to him. Then the really scary part happened. He finally admitted he was experiencing what we now know is night blindness when he is driving. It's to the point now he is afraid to drive at night. He has never in the 15 years we have been together had issues with night blindness.

    Unfortunately, we are like so many other Americans struggling with health care and have had to prioritize what care we can afford and what we have to deal with. He had hoped these clown glasses would be a temporary fix until we could budget a full eye exam and new glasses for him. Now, we fear they have done irreparable damage. I had taken time this evening to see just how bad these glasses were because we noticed our local Walmart and Walgreens no longer carry them in their As Seen On TV departments. Both places I inquired with managers who said they were told to pull them from the shelves and return them.

    I wouldn't recommend these to my worst enemy, a dog, or any other breathing being. They are a total waste of money and time. I pray they haven't done irreparable damage. Unfortunately, only time will tell. Please do not waste your hard earned money on this gimmick. If this review helps one person to decide to not waste their money, then the time I've spent this evening is worth every second!

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

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  • 10 out 11 people found this review helpful

    The worst product I have ever seen

    This product came already scratched when we unpacked it, and the mechanical parts are poor. The used plastic is in no way an "optical" one. The adjusters don't work fine; they slip.

    And when you got the glasses on, and in some way "sharp" the field of view, it is so small that they are unusable and have a double vision.

    I think in parts it's not worth as much as 25 cents.

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

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  • 17 out 19 people found this review helpful

    Rip-off

    I ordered those glasses a month and a week ago and never received them. Paid $28.00 for it with shipping. Can't find them or who stole my money. Never again I will order one until they are on the market. Angry.

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

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    • Jan 26, 2018

      Johannes Hollenberg

      Frank, at least you don't have the anger when you put them on.

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  • 14 out 16 people found this review helpful

    Total junk

    I followed the directions to a tee and could not get them focused well. Not only that, but they look absolutely horrible. I'd sort of get the distance set up, but it never went to anywhere close to 20/20. Where the fields meet, there is a jarring blur. The field of vision is also very narrow. There's no way I'd wear these out in public. Total junk!

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

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  • 16 out 17 people found this review helpful

    Worse order ever

    • Montreal, Quebec, Canada,
    • Aug 16, 2017
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    I ordered two pairs of the rubbish glasses, and I am so hurt, disappointed, and disgusted that this company could be allowed to sell customers these pieces of trash they called glasses.

    The problem I have with that rip-off company is that I changed my mind and canceled the order for the glasses just five minutes after I placed the ordered, and received an email in seconds informing me that I could not cancel the order as it has been processed already. I canceled a few minutes after I pressed the submit button. Well, those people are so desperate and dishonest that they would not even consider stopping the order.

    I received them today and only opened one pair to try it, and it is a toy. The dial doesn't work, feels like it would break in your hands, and you only get blurry vision. BIG scam.

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

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  • 16 out 16 people found this review helpful

    Nothing but blurry vision

    My wife bought two pairs of Dial Vision. I followed the instructions, but could not get any clear vision no matter where the dial was set.

    The lenses look like cheap plastic. While it could be that my eyesight is so bad that not even these would correct it, I would not recommend these to anyone.

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

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  • 17 out 19 people found this review helpful

    Not useable

    I was greatly disappointed with the shoddy condition of the glasses. They were more like children's play glasses. There was no possible way to make them work. It was quite bizarre, and what's more, they were breaking up as I was trying them on. It definitely should not be on the market! I don't know what they were thinking.

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

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  • 22 out 22 people found this review helpful

    As cheap as the packing material

    Well, like everyone else paying the high price for glasses, of course, pushed me towards this product. I received them in about three weeks and was excited to try them out.

    They are made of the thinnest cheapest plastic that you could imagine. The first one I opened (because I ordered one for me, one for the wife) fell apart immediately when I went o adjust it. But honestly, the lenses are also made of plastic. Not good plastic, cheap plastic. I have bought $3 sunglasses that would be considered good quality in comparison.

    When I wanted to return them, I was told: "well, send them back to Singapore, and we will give your money back." The shipping to return them was more than the glasses, so this is really not a good company when it comes down to it. They know it's a poor product. Tout it as superior and money saving, however, if you want to but them, may I recommend just taking the money it costs and laying it in front of you and lighting it on fire. Please, I beg all of you, run screaming and never even consider this product.

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

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