Dial Vision from Telebrands claims to be the first pair of adjustable glasses that give you crystal clear vision without the need of a prescription. This is because they claim Dial Vision claims it allows you adjust each lens separately, making it easier for you to see near or far.
What’s so great about Dial Vision glasses that can help me see better?
Dial Vision are a pair of glasses that they claim were developed in Oxford, England. What they say makes them so great to see with is that each eye has two lenses that are moved together or apart by an adjustable dial.
To use your Dial Vision glasses to see, they instruct you to put them on and look at the included eye chart. Adjust each eye until you can read everything clearly, and they say you are ready to go. They add you can fine-tune Dial Vision any time you need, including turning them into reading glasses with the twist of a knob.
Dial Vision glasses are championed by New Jersey ophthalmologist James M. Hirschfeld, M.D. who states they are a terrific backup for someone whose regular glasses are lost or damaged. Dial Vision adds it has a strong impact resistant frame, scratch resistant lenses, and an adjustable bridge for further comfort.
How much are they charging for a pair of Dial Vision adjustable glasses?
Dial Vision glasses are available in the commercial and on the website for $19.99 plus $7.99 shipping and handling (each order comes with an eye chart and a hard case) for a total of $27.98 plus any applicable taxes.
However, they claim the most popular option is to order the package that adds a pair of UV protected Dial Vision sunglasses for an extra $9.99 fee.
Does Telebrands have a money back guarantee for Dial Vision glasses?
Sort of. Telebrands does promise 100% satisfaction guaranteed or you can return Dial Vision within 30 days for the list price back, but this does not include any of the shipping and handling or added fees.
Telebrands also insists that you include a “detailed” explanation with your return as to why Dial Vision was no good, or they could refuse the request. The Telebrands phone number for Dial Vision is: 855-668-1655.
Bottom Line: Should I buy Dial Vision glasses as a good pair of emergency glasses?
Maybe. However there are a couple things we’d like to point out. First, in spite of their claims that they are the world’s first adjustable glasses, this is not really true. In fact, they seem to be a re-branding of an earlier Telebrands product called Clear Control.
We also found Instant 20/20, another “As Seen On TV” pair of adjustable glasses that have a very similar design. Instant 20/20 averages 3 stars on Amazon from more than 230 reviews.
Those that love them claim they are great glasses “in a pinch” or as a spare. Those that rate them average claim that they do work, but you may look “ridiculous” wearing them and the actual field of vision is very small. (Those that hates them said they were disappointed or they simply didn't work.)
Therefore, we say that as long as you keep your expectations realistic (and don’t mind people possibly laughing at you) you may find Dial Vision handy for certain situations where you find yourself without your prescription glasses. Those that think they’ll be able to wear these in place of their prescription permanently will likely be disappointed.
However, we would like to caution against buying the package with the Dial Vision sunglasses. This is because in order to protect your eyes from damage from the sun you need lenses that say they block 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays or have a sticker that says UV 400 protection. Lenses like the ones on Dial Vision that merely say “UV Protected” likely won’t adequately shield them enough from harmful rays.
Here’s a special tip: wait until Dial Vision is available at your local retailer like Walmart or Target – that way you can try them on in person and see if the adjustment works or anyone laughs at you before making a commitment to buy them.
Let us know your experience with Dial Vision below!