Adlens Review: Eyewear With Adjustable Focus
• Works well as a backup set of glasses
• Competitively priced
• Lenses adjust individually
• Easy to adjust
• Lens quality not as good as prescription glasses
• Not of high quality construction
• Only one frame size
Reviews of Adlens Adjustables, a line of eye-wear that allows the wearer to continuously adjust the focus of each lens with dials connected to the frames.
Adlens, likely short for adjustable lens, are a line of eye-wear that have an adjustable focus. On the frame, above the lenses of each pair of Adlens, are dials that can be turned to bring a variety of conditions and distances into focus. The lenses consist of two polycarbonate plates which move in relation to each other, thus balancing the focus as the dials are turned.
According to the Adlens website, the product is designed for those who have long sightedness, short sightedness, and presbyopia (loss of focus due to aging), yet they are not intended for people who have an astigmatism.
Both the Adlens website and the commercial contain the following disclaimer:
Adjustable eyewear is not intended to replace prescribed corrective lenses or examinations by eyecare professionals.
Eye examinations can detect health problems that have no signs or symptoms.
See an optometrist or ophthalmologist to determine what eye exam schedule is best for your personal health and wellness.
Never disregard or delay getting professional eye health advice because of the purchase, receipt, or use of non-prescription adjustable eyewear.
Non-prescription eyeglasses will not correct astigmatism.
Do not use for high-risk activities.
The official website for Adlens is adlens.com
Cost and Availability
Adlens are available to order from the product website and also from some eyeglass retailers. On the Adslens website, there is a link called “Find A Retailer” where consumers can search for eyeglass vendors that carry Adlens via zip code.
The Adlens website carries 11 different styles of the their eye-wear, and all are priced differently.
In the case of standard Adlens Adjustables, the price is $29.99 plus a shipping price of $7.00 for a total of $36.99. The Adlens John Lennon run about $70.
Standard Adlens Adjustables are available in 11 different colors.
All shipping is done through FedEx SmartPost, and order tracking is available. According to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section on the Adlens website, all orders received before 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) are shipped out the same day they are received, and estimated delivery time is 7-10 business days.
Purchase of a pair of Adlens glasses includes a 30-day return policy (no-questions asked) from the day the order is received, and a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Claims and Features
- Dial adjusted focus glasses (-6D + 3D diopter adjustment range)
- Viewing can be continuously adjusted according to distance (ranges from near to far and anywhere in between)
- Comfortable and lightweight unisex frames with adaptable nose-piece (frame size is 49-22-141 mm)
- Marketed as a convenient backup for when glasses/contacts are broken/missing
Below is an Adlens commercial that is presently airing on national TV:
There are numerous user reviews of various Adlens products on Amazon and the Home Depot website. Overall, these reviews appear to be mixed, but weighted slightly towards the negative.
As with any product, Adlens seems to have its admirers who write glowing 5-star reviews which claim the product works just as advertised. Some of the positive reviews claim that Adlens is easy to use, but takes some time to get used to.
On the other end of the spectrum, there are just as many reviewers that rated the product negatively. In reading all of the reviews available online, the general unfavorable consensus was that the plastic frames were not as durable as advertised, and it was difficult and time consuming to finely tune the focus. In spite of this, even many disappointed reviewers express that the idea of Adlens is brilliant, yet they felt the design was not properly implemented.
Some of the complaints about Adlens may due to the fact that they only come in one size (49 □ 22-141 mm for a standard pair). This may cause Adlens eye-wear to be uncomfortable on some individuals.
There are several other similar brands of adjustable eye-wear on the market. FocusSpecs and Instant 20/20 are two such products.
Instant 20/20 seems to be a very similar product with its claims, but is priced slightly lower. Readers at this website gives Instant 20/20 about 2.7 out of five stars and provides some information on the product.
Adlens is a brand of eye-wear which allows for the focus of each lens to be adjusted by dials on the frames. Reviews of Adlens products are mixed. Some glowing reviews claim they are easy to use and work as advertised, while others were disappointed with the less-than-durable material/design and the difficulty they experienced when attempting to fine tune the focus.
This review has been updated since its original publication in December 2014.