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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44 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:  41
Bottom Line: 7% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Absolute rubbish

    • Melbourne, Australia,
    • Nov 26, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I only need glasses for reading, but I could not attain clear vision for either eye at any setting or distance.

    Just like looking through an empty coke bottle!

    Eventually, the right-hand adjusting screw came out completely and it took 30 minutes to reassemble the two lenses and the screw back into the groove.

    I can’t believe those video reviews which sing its’ praises; the only explanation could be that I inadvertently purchased a poor imitation.

    Mine was shipped from China.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Scratched lenses, flimsy construction, can't adjust properly, thought I was buying here in America, came from some country

    • Cumberland, RI,
    • Nov 14, 2018
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    Worst purchase I ever made. Glasses came out of the package with scratched lenses, so flimsy, can't adjust them properly, lens coming away from glasses. I can't return them because I ripped open the packaging. I would not recommend anyone buy these glasses. I paid almost $30. They look like they have been used because of the condition. I contacted the company who said they might have gotten damaged in transit. They told me to send them back, but I have to pay the return shipping. My own fault for not reading their return policy. I would definitely not recommend these glasses to anyone. Terrible purchase.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Not worth the postage to mail them.

    • Springfield, IL,
    • Nov 5, 2018
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    When I ordered them, I suspected that I would be dissatisfied with them. I was right. They are useless. The frames are made of a form of polyethylene plastic...extremely thin and flimsy. The lenses are clear plastic mounted on some sort of screw track inside the frame. The screw rack doesn't feel like it operates the same on both sides. They didn't work at all for me. It was a total waste of nearly $25.

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Dial Vision, rather "Zero Vision"

    • South Africa,
    • Oct 13, 2018
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    It was a waste of 800.00 South African Rands.

    I would like them to refund this useless junk! IT is plastic, broken, and what you call "lenses?" I can see better through a plastic bottle!

    How many poor people did they rob of their hard earned money?

    You don't have to go to an optometrist you can just dial your vision - what a big joke!

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

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    • Nov 1, 2018

      Sheila S.

      Absolute waste of money! I just received mine, it looks like a toy, the Dial Lenses look and feel so fragile like I'm looking through dirty plastic. If I do indeed have the genuine product and not the fake, then this is a blatant rip-off!

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Junk rip-off

    • Saint Charles, MO,
    • Oct 1, 2018
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    I too should have read the reviews on these so-called glasses. I really "got took" on these. They came in the mail with scratches on the right lens out of the box, but that didn’t matter anyway because they didn’t work anyway. The worst piece of useless junk I ever bought. Please, people, read these reviews and run like hell.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    This is so bad, actually it could be funny if it was not advertised as something usable.

    • Lynden, WA,
    • Sep 26, 2018
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    What a piece of junk this is. I'll be honest. This is the worst purchase ever in my entire life. Junk, junk and more of that. Don't waste your money. It's not a pair of glasses. It's not even close to the cheapest $.99 glasses. Useless garbage.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Dial-a-blur

    • Queensland, Australia,
    • Sep 9, 2018
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    For anyone who wishes to see the world as a complete blur, these do the job. Just put them on and you get a distorted view of everything, distant and near. Fiddle with the adjusters to make it worse if you are not happy. Guaranteed to never be able to read anything.

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Buy a pair from the cheap shop

    • Queensland, Australia,
    • Jun 30, 2018
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    These are an absolute waste of money. I usually read reviews, but these looked to be honest. Forget it, they are not. Rip off or not, my advice is, DON'T BUY.

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

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  • 5 out 5 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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  • 4 out 5 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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  • 8 out 9 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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