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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31 Consumer Reviews for Dial Vision

Average Consumer Rating: 1.2
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 1 4 star: 0 3 star: 1 2 star: 0 1 star:  29
Bottom Line: 6% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 9 out 10 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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  • 6 out 7 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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  • 10 out 11 people found this review helpful

    Worse order ever

    • Montreal, Quebec, Canada,
    • Aug 16, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    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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  • 11 out 11 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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  • 13 out 15 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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  • 17 out 17 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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  • 13 out 14 people found this review helpful

    Dial Vision are shoddy

    • Falkland Islands,
    • Jun 5, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I believe that the Dial Vision is a total scam. My reasons are that I have just acquired a set of Dial Vision glasses and I have 15/15 vision so only need them for reading small print (I only use plus ones for reading).

    These Dial glasses are under US patent number 7,393,099. Someone has been taken for a ride I think.

    They cost to me landed here £58.85 ($75.69) and three dollars of that was postage (the equivalent of about £1.90). Not a good buy.

    These glasses are of a shoddy plastic frame, floppy lenses, and dials that don't work; only focusing to just above blurred vision.

    A total waste of time and money, but for the price I would not have bothered with this review. I suppose it's a case of "what do you expect for £58.00?" Well, something that actually works would be great.

    The original ad said they are great as a spare eyeglass, uh huh! I don't think so; these are going in the cupboard as a reminder of what not to buy online.

    Thanks but no thanks.

    I have given a one-star rating only because I cannot continue this review without rating it.

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

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  • 13 out 13 people found this review helpful

    $1 worth of cheap plastic

    • Other,
    • Jun 2, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    The site advertises subgrade products as if they were THE invention of the century. They also bill accordingly. For example:

    Perfect Vision - #1 Glasses for Phones & Computers!

    Once the product arrives (broken) and you see the plastic item that doesn't work, you understand you have been scammed.

    They will allow you to return the item:

    "You can return the item back to us and get a refund of the order value minus the shipping fee + processing fee + restocking fee of $5.99. You will also be responsible for the return shipping cost as per usual and the restocking fee has been added because this product comes in a sealed plastic bubble".

    They know that no one in their right mind will actually take more money and ship this crap back to them internationally and even so, they get to keep the "shipping fee + processing fee + restocking fee of $5.99" for a product that costs less than $1 to make.

    Be careful and don't use their services as their products are not what they advertise.

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

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  • 15 out 16 people found this review helpful

    Worst product of its kind.

    • London, UK,
    • May 18, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I ordered two pairs as I wanted to gift it to someone. The first pair that I opened was already scratched, and the dialing mechanism broke within a minute. Cheapest quality I have ever seen. I have already disputed this and asked for a full refund.

    It says from US or UK, but the order was shipped from China. Stay away from this product if you do not want to lose your money!

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

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  • 15 out 15 people found this review helpful

    Only fit for the trash can

    • Philippines,
    • May 17, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I am not usually a very gullible person, but I must say this time I swallowed it hook line and sinker. In the 17 odd years I have been purchasing goods online, this is without a doubt the worst ever product purchased. The ads are really nice and very convincing, but in reality, the product cannot even be classed as a toy because it is highly imperfect in its cheap plastic lens quality that it would even be difficult to use it for more than one minute.

    My verdict is "total rubbish." Save your money and don't be fooled by the convincing advertising.

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

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  • 15 out 15 people found this review helpful

    Dial Vision

    This the worst thing I bought in my life. After five minutes it is broken. The screws on both sides broke in my hands, and the little thing for the nose is broken. It is impossible to adjust the lens.

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

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