My doctor always says that daily contact lenses are the best way to go — easier on the eyes, easy to dispose, less bacteria accumulation — but the price is such a downside. The last time I bought a year’s supply of mainstream daily contacts, it ultimately cost more than $400 AFTER a brand rebate and insurance reimbursement.
My roommate told me about Hubble, a company that provides a month’s worth of daily contacts for $30 per month — or about $1 per day — after he discovered it on Facebook, and it seemed almost too good to be true. I was nearing the end of my biweekly contacts supply (the kind I reverted to after committing to smarter financial choices) and decided to give it a try.
Signing up online was pretty easy, and I got a free (minus the shipping and handling) initial two-week supply. In short, the lenses work and are comfortable. I’ve been wearing them in a variety of climates and situations, and I haven’t had any issues. They’re easy to insert, easy to take out, and they haven’t dried out on me. My roommate had a couple get dry on him, but he was also outside in freezing cold wind all day for work.
The packaging, similar to the website design, is cute and bubbly. The company is FDA-approved and, according to their website, had an independent study conducted that found no significant comfort difference between Hubble lenses and competitors. I can personally qualify that statement having now worn them.
Hubble being so new on the scene gave me some pause (these are my eyes, after all), but I’m satisfied with the lenses post–trial run. I’m planning to buy a year’s supply, which after my insurance reimbursement will run me a little over $100 (as opposed to $400+ from competitors after savings). I’d recommend it to anyone who wants solid dailies and is trying to save a buck. —Matt Ford
Try your first 15-day supply for $3.