About Hubble Contacts

Published on: May 16, 2017

By avoiding steep industry markups that can cause you to pay way more than you should, Hubble Contacts promises to deliver high-quality daily contact lenses right to your door, at half the prices of the other guys.

In fact, the company allows all patients with a valid prescription to receive 12 pairs of lenses for free upon signing up for a subscription. Then, you'll pay about $1 per day after that.

To sign up for a Hubble account, you’ll only need to enter your left and right eye power, your doctor’s state and name (you can also search by address and business name), and your name and email address, and then check out. If you need an eye exam, they’ll also help you schedule a doctor’s visit in your area.

For many of us, contact lenses are an essential part of everyday life. In other words, our quality of life could be severely impacted if we didn’t have them. They’re also expensive and not always convenient to pick up, which is where Hubble Contacts claims to help.

Are they necessarily your best, or least expensive, option? Are there any considerations to keep in mind before signing up for a subscription? Find some answers here by reading about what we learned during our research.

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The Hubble website tells us their lenses are manufactured using state-of-the-art injection molding by Taipei-based St. Shine Optical Co., from a “high-grade methafilcon-A hydrogel material with 55% water content, UV protection, and a thin edge.”

We’re told they have been approved by the FDA for sale in the US for more than 14 years and are “designed for easy insertion, all-day comfort, and crystal clear vision.” Through an independent University of Houston College of Optometry double-masked study, they were even verified to be as comfortable and sharp and popular U.S. brands.

Powers range from -0.50 to -12.00, and +0.5 to +6.00, with a base curve of 8.6 and a diameter of 14.2.

As noted earlier, all Hubble Contacts orders require a valid prescription from a doctor, including:

  • Your name
  • Prescription expiration date
  • Prescriber's name
  • Power, base curve, manufacturer, diameter, and contact lens material

Important note: Hubble’s contact lenses are only designed for individuals with no or mild astigmatism (less than -1.00 cylinder). If you have a more significant diagnosis, the company’s site indicates they’re planning to offer toric lenses (those specially designed for astigmatism) soon.

Finally, while they currently only sell daily lenses, Hubble tells us that they’re also investigating bi-weekly and monthly lenses, although they’ll need to meet the same safety and comfort standards as their dailies.

For more detailed specifications, we’d strongly recommend reading through Hubble’s Wearers Guide.

Exactly what price will you pay?

How Much Does Hubble Contacts Cost & Are They Covered by Insurance?

Even with Hubble’ initial free offer, keep in mind that you’ll still pay $3 S&H, which will take about 5-10 business days to arrive in a 100% recyclable box. The service is currently only available to residents of the United States, certain U.S. territories, and U.S. Military locations.

14 days after your initial two-week free trial, you’ll pay $30 per month, plus $3 S&H, for 30 pairs of lenses. You can change how frequently you receive shipments and Hubble will always reach out to you before contacting your doctor to re-verify your prescription.

The contats provider doesn’t deal directly with insurance providers, although you can use your emailed receipt to apply for reimbursement through your carrier. You can pay using your FSA or HAS account, as long as it’s associated with a major credit card.

All orders come with a 30-refund policy, but this only applies to those where the outer shipping box remains unopened. If your prescription changes, you can ship your old strength back and they’ll re-send the correct pair.

If you have questions, Hubble’s support department can be reached at 844-334-1640 or help@hubblecontacts.com

What Can We Learn From Hubble Contacts Customer Reviews?

StarterNoise found Hubble’s sign up process super simple and the shipping much faster than it would have taken to get an appointment with their doctor, place the order, and drive to pick them up. Not to mention the much lower price.

Their first impression was that the lenses were incredibly comfortable. Although they found them a little difficult to take out, resulting in some red, irritated eyes for a couple of minutes afterward.

Similarly, Bre Payton at The Federalist writes that her Hubble Contacts were very soft and flexible, didn’t cause dry eye, and were very competitively priced. “The guys over at Hubble should really be paying me to be their spokesperson, because I have yet to shut up about them,” she concluded.

A handful of readers also left their firsthand feedback on a Reddit thread. As might be expected, some noted they were comfortable and didn’t feel the lenses at all, while another noted they weren’t as comfortable as their current Acuvue lenses.

One doctor chimed in noting that, in their experience, lenses that use the same methafilcon A material (55% water) and feature a DK value of 18 as Hubble’s lenses “are not very popular.”

From a company perspective, Hubble Contacts was co-founded in May 2016 by Ben Cogan and Jesse Horwitz.

Ben earned his degree in Philosophy from Princeton and previously worked as a Senior Customer Insights Associate for Harry’s Grooming and an Associate at The Boston Consulting Group. Jesse graduated from Harvard Law School and held positions as Founder of Gadfly Capital and Investment Analyst at Columbia Investment Management Company.

Vision Path Inc. (aka Hubble Contacts) wasn’t rated with the Better Business Bureau as of 5/16/17, although they did have four closed complaints. Only one of these provided details, which referenced difficulty obtaining proof of purchase.

Hubble vs. LensDirect, 1800Contacts, & Lens.com

Type the phrase “discount 1-day contact lenses" into any search engine, and you'll be met with hundreds of relevant results, including national brands like Acuvue from big hitters like 1800contacts, Lens.com, and LensDirect, to name just a few.

Many of these companies claim to offer 70% (or more) off name brand contact lenses, but how do their prices compare to Hubble? Here’s a quick sampling of some of the prices we encountered at the time of our research:

Company Lens Model Price/Quantity Details
Hubble Contacts 1-Day Contact Lenses $30, 60 lenses Methafilcon-A, 55% water content
LensDirect 1 Day Acuvue Moist 30 Pack $30.58, 30 lenses 42% etafilcon A, 58% water content
Lens.com 1 Day Acuvue TruEye $54.94, 90 lenses 54% narafilcon A, 46% water content
1800Contacts 1-Day Acuvue Define $94, 90 lenses Etafilcon A, 58% water content

According to Everyday Health, 90 percent of contact lens wearers use soft options, the same as Hubble. And while daily disposable lenses might offer the lowest maintenance, they also tend to cost more, but they might be ideal for those with allergies.

Pro tip: All About Vision emphasizes that, while daily disposables might cost more than their longer-term brethren, this could be offset by the money saved on care products.

The American Optometric Association also notes that daily disposable contact lenses can work great for those with active lifestyles and often involve a very short adaptation period, but they’re not available for all vision problems and may not offer the same level of crispness as longer-wear models.

The best way to decide? Talk with your doctor who can recommend options based on your specific diagnosis, needs, and preferences.

Our Final Thoughts About Hubble Contacts

As we can see from the table above, the cost of Hubble’s lenses comes in right at $1 per day, which is about half the cost of a similar daily from Acuvue through LensDirect and 1800Contacts.

Coming in a little closer, Lens.com’s 1 Day Acuvue TruEye was priced at about $1.22 per day, while the Acuvue Oasys 1-Day with Hydraluxe was slightly higher at $1.45 per day.

Bottom line? It seems that Hubble has found itself a niche in the marketplace by manufacturing their own high-quality contact lenses and shipping them directly, thereby providing prices that are anywhere from 20 to 50 percent less expensive.

In addition, the company appears to have mostly positive—although somewhat limited—online feedback from customers.

Perhaps the only downside is that, like any other contact lens retailer, you can’t return your Hubble Contacts if they don’t match your preferences. However, all new subscriptions come with a free two-week trial (less $3 S&H), which should be more than enough time to figure out if they work for you before receiving your next shipment.

Did Hubble’s contacts help you see better at a lower price, or did they not meet your needs? Whatever happened, tell us all about it by writing a review below.

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284 Customer Reviews for Hubble Contacts

Average Customer Rating: 4.4
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 202 4 star: 42 3 star: 4 2 star: 11 1 star:  25
Bottom Line: 86% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Best contact lens ever!

    I love Hubble Contact lenses! I never could wear contact lenses, but these are wonderful! They go on easy and stay on. I can see as clearly with these as I do my glasses. I will never wear glasses again as long as I can get contacts from Hubble. Thanks so much for helping me see with contacts!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Great contacts

    I started using Hubble a handful of months ago. I was skeptical at first, but after trying the trial pairs they sent me, I was sold. The simplicity of not having to worry about ordering contacts is perfect for a busy mom. The cost far exceeded my expectations being significantly lower priced than the alternatives. I am thrilled with their contacts and service.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Good contacts and fast delivery

    • California,
    • Sep 22, 2017
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    I have been using these contacts for months now. They are easy to put on and stay on for the whole day. Delivery is always on time. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for dailies on a budget!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Great daily lenses

    • Seattle, WA,
    • Sep 22, 2017
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    I started using Hubble Contacts after I heard an ad on a podcast. They usually have a great promotion for your first month of lenses. I used to use reusable lenses but always forgot to take them out or was always running out. Hubble was my first daily lenses, and I’m not looking back. Really happy with the product and the price.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Great productivity

    Easy is the name of the game. Send them your information and prescription once and get contacts monthly. This personally prevents me from running out of contacts because I procrastinate ordering new ones from the eye doctor. Problem solved.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Wasn't sure!

    At first, I wasn't sure just because I didn't know what Hubble was, but I gave it a try, and the contacts are great quality. And I love the control that you have over your delivery; you can stop and go anytime you want. It's so easy and hassle-free.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Hubble

    I have had nothing but positive experiences with Hubble! Quality product, fast and timely shipping, and excellent and courteous customer service! I would definitely recommend Hubble to a friend.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Faithful Hubble subscriber for over a year now!

    I've been using Hubble Contacts for over a year now. I'll admit it, the packaging was what drew me in first; the minimalistic and pastel colors. After the first time though, I was hooked. The lenses are comfortable and soft. They fit well even though I have mild astigmatism in both eyes. Before Hubble, I used Acuvue Dailies, and they dried out much faster than these!

    The site is also easily manageable. I paid only shipping for my first 30 days, and after that, the monthly fee is less than my phone bill. I do send in my receipt to my health insurance occasionally (when I can remember). The site is so user-friendly, and I especially like being able to change my shipping/billing info, being able to edit my shipping date, how often my contacts are shipped, and you can skip that month with just one click of the button.

    I love Hubble. I love that I don't have to leave my house to get contacts and that I don't have to stock up on 6-12 months of lenses and spend hundreds of dollars up front. I look forward to many more years as a Hubble subscriber!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Superb service

    • Berkeley, CA,
    • Sep 22, 2017
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    Hubble provides high-quality disposable contact lenses for an affordable price with convenient delivery service. I would highly recommend this service to anyone who needs a reliable source for contact lenses.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Great product!

    Hubble Contacts lets me forget that I have to deal with contacts by providing a great product that shows up on my doorstep! The cute package design is just a bonus. I am very pleased with the fit and quality!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Not the most comfortable, but are the most convenient for the best price.

    I have been using Hubble Contacts for several months now, and there are many things I love about them.

    For one, I love that I do not have to worry at all about how many pairs I have left for the month! I never have to remind myself to go online to order a new month because the online profile makes it that easy to choose how many months in a row you want to be ordered and shipped to you, and that's it! In the past, having bought from my eye doctor's office, I bought only 6-month supply of monthlies at a time because of the high cost and by the time I would be getting down to my last pair, I would wear my contacts longer than one month because I hated having to be forced to wear my glasses and I just never had the money at the time to buy a new supply.

    Secondly, I love that these are daily contacts, which I have always wanted to choose at the eye doctor's, but they were always the most expensive way to go, and I would always pass them up. These contacts are more comfortable than the monthly contacts I had always previously worn, but there's no comparison to the comfort of the daily ones from the eye doctor's office for some reason, only in my opinion of course. They do their job, and therefore I will continue to be a customer of Hubble!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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