Don’t Buy It Until We Try It: Dial Vision

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MINOT, N.D. - According to the Vision Council of America, approximately 75 percent of adults use some sort of vision correction.

Dial Vision: this week's Don't Buy It Until We Try It product claims you can dial in your prescription.

When you pick out a pair of glasses they make them special for you. My glasses are made for me. I have one near sided eye and one far sided eye so there's two different lenses. The Dial Vision says it can take what you need and you adjust it, and it's just that easy.

The science is simple and complicated all at the same time. Two lenses slide to adjust to your vision needs.

"Binoculars you looking in and the light gets bent out and gets magnified in that little space. I think these are doing the same thing by shifting," said Optometrist Bradley Schimke.

With other over the counter glasses you get one kind of correction in both lenses and with Dial Vision that's not the case.

"The fact that you can change one and not the other is a very neat option, too" said Schimke.

It's crucial for someone like me with two separate prescriptions in each eye, so could they pass a simple vision test?

Technically, yes. I could read it, but it just wasn't quite the same.

"They certainly don't take the place of regular glasses. They don't even take the place of over the counter reading glasses because the optics of those is sharper," said Schimke.

Another mark on the con list is how much adjusting you have to do.

"What works here for some people and what works there for some people are two very different things. So you'd be sitting there doing this all day," said Schimke.

It was close but a decision had to be made.

"I would say thumbs down from a function stand point. I'd say thumbs up from a they're kind of a cool idea stand point but they're probably not something people should have," said Schimke.

The glasses are also pretty flexible and hard to break, so may not be a horrible back up back up pair, but nothing like the real thing.