Hazuki Glasses Review: Designer $150 Reading Glasses?

Hazuki Glasses are lightweight and sturdy magnifying designer eye-wear. Do they work? Read my Hazuki Glasses review.

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About Hazuki Glasses

Hazuki Glasses are magnifying designer eyeglasses that claim to improve sharpness and clarity in any light level. The product website is hazukiglasses.com, which was first registered in September 2016. The screenshot below shows how the product website looked in April 2017. The website tryhazuki.com has also been used in advertising, but that now forwards to the main website.

Note that as of December 2017, the website lists a different (more expensive) price than shown in this screenshot, which I’ll discuss below.

hazuki glasses review

Claims & Features

  • Objects appear 160% or 132% larger
  • Clear vision in any light
  • Lightweight & look great
  • Block 99% of UV light and reduces blue light
  • Does not require a prescription

Cost

A pair of Hazuki Glasses costs $137.97. There is an option to pay in 3 installments of $45.99 (it used to be three payment of $33.33 for a total of $99.99). The glasses come with a carrying case and a lens cleaning cloth. Hazuki Glasses are available with a variety of the following options. Style options: large, standard, or compact. Frame color options: black, purple, red, or white. Magnification options: 1.6 for close up work or 1.32 for computers. Tint options: clear or tinted.

You can also find Hazuki on Amazon for about $100.

Hazuki Glasses Review

For those accustomed to buying cheap reading glasses, the idea of a $100 pair of reading glasses may be surprising. Hazuki Glasses are advertised as durable and stylish magnifying glasses that are surprisingly lightweight.

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Hazuki Glasses offer a magnification of 160x or 132x and feature a single lens that spans across both sides. It somewhat resembles a lightweight pair of safety goggles. According to the product Facebook page, the clear tint blocks 35% of blue light, while the tinted variant blocks 55% of blue light. The 132x variant is designed for use with computers, while the 160x is meant for up-close work.

Although this product has only recently engaged in an advertising campaign, it has been around long enough to compile several consumer reviews. And, as expected, reviews tend to fall into two opposing categories. Customers who are happy with their purchase of Hazuki Glasses tend to praise them for their sturdy, lightweight construction. The lenses are clear and the frames are comfortable.

Those who have expressed negative reviews, however, refer to Hazuki as “overpriced reading glasses.” Although that is an understandable sentiment, the UV protection and reduction of blue light does set Hazuki apart from generic reading glasses. I would say the description of “overpriced reading glasses” is probably a bit oversimplified.

I purchased a compact pair of purple 132x Hazuki glasses for $94 on Amazon and took them on vacation with me to South Beach in December 2017. I also compared them to a $15 pair of Big Vision Glasses, which are older As Seen on TV glasses comparable to the 160x larger Hazuki glasses. I found that the 132x had a deeper field of view compared to the 160x Big Vision. Quality-wise, I saw no significant difference between the two. Both had crisp magnification and a nice wide field of view.

Overall, Hazuki Glasses are high-quality reading glasses which also reduce blue light. At $100-$150, it may be a tough sell to many consumers who pay $1-$20 for inexpensive reading glasses that function about the same. For those who don’t mind the price tag, Hazuki Glasses should not fail to impress, although I still see little advantage over cheap magnifiers or Big Vision.

Below is my full video review of Hazuki glasses.

Alternatives

There are untold numbers of reading glasses of varying sizes and styles. You may recall an As Seen on TV product called Big Vision, which is still available for about $11 and sports a positive consumer rating.

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Your Hazuki Glasses Reviews

What do you think of Hazuki Glasses? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment below and a star rating above.

Updated December 2017.

James White
James White is based in Las Vegas, Nevada, and has been reviewing strange gadgets since 2011. He also runs the successful "Freakin' Reviews" YouTube channel.
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