Dial Vision is a new As Seen On TV-style product that promises to give you crystal clear vision without an optometrist’s prescription. Just dial the glasses to your desired strength. Here’s our Dial Vision review.
What is Dial Vision?
Dial Vision is a set of customizable focus-control glasses. You put on the glasses, then adjust the dial to control the magnification.
The glasses are advertised as being an alternative to conventional optometrist visits and prescription glasses. Instead of spending hundreds on prescription glasses and an optometrist’s appointment, you can save money and get the same effect.
Dial Vision makes bold claims about its benefits, including:
- See near or far
- Scratch-resistant lenses
- High-quality material
- Crystal clear vision
How Does Dial Vision Work?
When you order Dial Vision, your kit comes with a professional eye chart. You put the glasses on, sit a certain distance away from that eyechart, then adjust the glasses until you can see at your desired vision level.
Dial Vision even outlines this process in a step by step guide:
Step 1) Using the included eye chart and the glasses, you cover your right eye and adjust your left eye’s lens until the chart comes into focus
Step 2) You do the same with your right eye, covering your left eye while adjusting the right lens
As the makers of the glasses explain, “in two easy steps, your prescription is matched.”
Dial Vision claims that it was developed in Oxford by “top optical scientists”. The secret behind the glasses it its sliding lens technology. As you move the dial on the glasses, you’re actually adjusting the power of the lenses until you see clearly.
Dial Vision also advertises their glasses as the only glasses in the world that can be readjusted to become reading glasses. If you’re struggling to read a menu at a restaurant, then you can just discreetly adjust your lens until the text comes into focus. As the makers of Dial Vision explain, “It’s like having two pairs of glasses in one.”
Dial Vision Pricing
Like most As Seen On TV products, Dial Vision has a complicated pricing policy filled with weird extra fees and pricey shipping costs. We’ve broken it all down for you below:
- 1 Set of Glasses: $27.98 ($19.99 + $7.99 Shipping)
- 1 Set of Glasses + Sunglasses: $37.97 ($19.99 + $7.99 + $9.99)
Those prices include shipping. Oddly enough, you can’t purchase the Dial Vision glasses in New York or Wisconsin. The manufacturer doesn’t explain why.
In any case, your purchase comes with the Dial Vision glasses as well as an eye chart and hard case.
The sunglasses, by the way, also come with the same Dial Vision technology, so you can adjust your prescription while driving or while sitting on the beach.
All purchases come with a 5 year 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Like many As Seen On TV products, Dial Vision also comes with lengthy shipping times: shipping takes 3 to 6 weeks.
Who Makes Dial Vision?
Dial Vision is made by As Seen On TV company Telebrands, which is based at the following address in New Jersey:
79 Two Bridges Road
Fairfield, NJ 07004
You can contact the company by phone at 1-855-235-2095. Or, use the email form here: https://www.buydialvision.com/contactus.jsp
Over the years, Telebrands has made some of the best-known As Seen On TV products, including Atomic Beam, Ped Egg Pocket House, Spin Mop, Smart Swab, and many others. They’re also the oldest existing direct response marketing company and the original creator of the As Seen On TV logo. They were originally founded in 1983.
Telebrands mentions that the glasses were created by “top optical scientists” in Oxford, although they don’t provide many follow-up details to that claim – so it’s unclear who these scientists are or what kind of role they played in creating Dial Vision.
Should You Use Dial Vision Glasses to Replace your Prescription Glasses?
Dial Vision advertises its glasses as a replacement to your ordinary prescription glasses if they broke or got lost. When you’re paying $30 for a set of glasses, you know you’re not getting the best-quality or craftsmanship.
It’s also important to look at the actual Dial Vision glasses and decide whether or not you’d actually wear them in public: the glasses come with a thick black bar across the top. They kind of look like spy glasses with a hidden camera in them – so you might get some odd looks.
It’s also important to note that the actual “magnification” part of the lenses is only the part right in front of your eyes. It’s a small circular area – so you’re going to lose most of your peripheral vision (more so than you would with an ordinary pair of glasses). This could make the Dial Vision glasses downright dangerous to use when driving or performing other important tasks.
Nevertheless, if you want an adjustable pair of glasses that will work short-term as a replacement for prescription lenses, and you don’t mind how ugly they look, then Dial Vision may be the right choice for you.