About Dial Vision

By HighYa Research Team
Published on: Jul 28, 2016

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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Average Consumer Rating: 1.2
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Bottom Line: 5% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Rubbish glasses

    I requested for a one day call in advance, but had an early morning call on the 16th of July, 2019. Just a few rings and it rang off. I called back immediately, but the line was cut. I was at work in the afternoon when Dial Vision glasses were delivered by hand to my wife. Got back and saw that some info on the front and back were deliberately peeled off to make it impossible to contact your company. Also, one of the packages had already been cut open. My wife paid S$53 without being given a receipt. I opened the other package, tried and adjusted several times but they were still blurry. The focus is very bad and they looked really cheap. Also, that it's made in China. In short, they don't work the way it's demonstrated on video. The ad says we can return them in one week and get a refund. I will be making a complaint to the Singapore authorities if I don't get my money back asap. My wife and I are really really disappointed.

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

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  • Poorly made and cheap plastic. Not cleanable.

    • Kennedy, NY,
    • Jul 23, 2019
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    I bought these glasses because I thought they were ingenious. But...the idea was good but the creator/designer did not include a way of cleaning the lenses. You can't get anything in between the two lenses to keep them clean. And then the adjustment knob fell off and the glasses broke. Very cheaply made. Bad product. Big Vision Glasses are a better product.

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

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  • Made in China

    • Florida,
    • Jul 22, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Bought them from a company called Full Krate located in China. I expected shoddy but I was just concerned with having one pair of glasses to adjust for reading and for my computer screen. They are terrible and I can't get clear vision for either. If they were made in the US they would have loads of lawsuits. A scam. You won't find any people in China wearing them! I will try to get a credit on my charge card. Full Krate won't issue a refund and their contact email says it is temporarily out of order. SURE IT IS! They also used a different company name on my credit card statement. If there were negative stars I would give it ten out of ten.

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

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  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Should be a crime for such a bad scam!

    • Houston, TX,
    • Jul 15, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    First off, I would have given them no stars but the review would not allow zero stars! I bought a pair through a company called Full Krate and I was immediately sure I had been scammed when I opened the package and found a cheap pair of uncomfortable dollar store glasses that did not ever adjust to see correctly! I paid $60.00 and then tried to return them, but of course Full Krate is a scam company so they refused. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!

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

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  • 3 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Do not buy, scam.

    • Nottingham, PA,
    • May 7, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    They are cheap, made very poorly...all plastic...the so-called dial falls off. I bought 2 pairs, thinking these glasses would be great for my husband and I. They fell apart day 1!

    It's a RIP-OFF. Do NOT buy! You will be DISAPPOINTED. They are so cheaply made you could give them to a child as a toy!

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Not for astigmatism

    • Florida,
    • May 1, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Wasn't informed until after I got them and read important information. Dial Vision is intended for presbyopia far and nearsightedness only, NOT for astigmatism. I have astigmatism. Wasted my money.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    No good, don't buy

    • New Jersey,
    • Apr 24, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I got left eye focus OK, but not the other eye. No matter how I tried.

    Not happy about this product. The dollar store glasses work a lot better when I can't find my prescription bifocals.

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

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Crooks

    • Virginia,
    • Apr 17, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Ya'll are a scam, ya'll are a scam, took my money and have not recevied my glasses. Crooks, scammers. I'm going to sue you for fraud if you don't send me my glasses, you crooks. I'm angry, do you understand, I'm going to sue ya'll for everything I can get.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Straight to the bin

    • Victoria, Australia,
    • Apr 6, 2019
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    I bought two pairs to use while watching TV. It took over 6 weeks for those to arrive. I followed the instructions to the letter and after trying for over an hour without success they went straight to the bin. They look and feel really cheap, I would be surprised if the cost more than a few cents to manufacture. I honestly feel conned.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    SCAM

    • California,
    • Mar 29, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    This is the worst product I have ever purchased. Cheap is cheap, but really...how about advertising something that works? I opened the package up. Followed the instructions and presto. NOTHING! SURPRISE SURPRISE. Your company and product are a joke. In the long run though, you are the ones laughing all the way to the bank. You found another fool to fall for your scam. Needless to say, there in the trash can.

    P.S. This is an honest opinion and not a false statement. It's an honest one. Maybe your company should try being honest.

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

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Not used yet

    • New York,
    • Mar 16, 2019
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    I had just ordered them and usually, I check reviews but did not do so this time. From what I read, it was a mistake buying them. Also, eBay sells them for $10.00 and free shipping! I will probably throw them in the trash if they do not work as I usually don't buy junk.

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

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