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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851 Consumer Reviews for Hubble Contacts

Average Consumer Rating: 4.3
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 597 4 star: 121 3 star: 18 2 star: 26 1 star:  89
Bottom Line: 85% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Great

    • Montana,
    • Apr 21, 2018
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    Such a time saver, easy, and affordable. Contacts fit good, and I've never been without them because they are always on time. Great product. I would definitely recommend to anyone who is busy and has the nightmare of wearing contacts.

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

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  • Great contacts, great price, super easy to order

    • Denver, CO,
    • Apr 18, 2018
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    I used to order daily contacts through my eye doctor, and not only did I have to go into the office every year to order, but they were also significantly more expensive. Plus, I found that the quality wasn't as nice; often the dailies from my doctor would tear or burn when I put them in.

    I have absolutely no complaints about Hubble. They are nice contacts, they arrive on time every month without me having to do anything, and they are less expensive than what I was paying before. Plus, any time I have had questions, their customer service is quick and helpful. Since I rotate in days of wearing my glasses, they also make it super easy to log in and skip a month if you don't need more. Highly recommend.

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

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  • Easy care and stress free

    Hubble Contacts are a great, controllable subscription. I’ve changed my timing before without any hassle. They always come during the perfect time and it’s great that I don’t have to constantly clean a container.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Contacts are great

    • Maine,
    • Apr 17, 2018
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    I love these contacts; they are great for daily use. They are a great price for daily contact lenses. I used to struggle with getting very dry eyes throughout the day, and these contacts are different from any other!

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Love them! Easy peasy!

    I was definitely skeptical to order contacts online! I've been wearing them for about 13 years, and have always used a certain brand. When I first transitioned to Hubble, I had to get used to throwing them out daily, as I always wore extended wear contacts.

    I love it; my card charges and my contacts ship quickly! The schedule for shipping is usually always tight, so I never really run out! Try it!

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

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  • Super convenient, extremely comfortable.

    I've been wearing contacts for over 10 years, and of that time, most of it has been spent wearing dailies, which are pricier than your average 30-day wear (or even 7-day wear) contacts. Hubble is extremely affordable, even without using insurance, their website is super straightforward, and ordering is a breeze.

    I don't have to think about when I need to reorder, because it's automatic, so I never am without lenses (which is great for me since I can be forgetful at times, or just not realize until the last second). I've never had a problem with the comfort level of these lenses, they feel like they're not even there. They are durable, soft and everything I'd hope for when changing lenses (and I'd been using the same brand for about 8 years now).

    Overall, I super recommend them to new and longtime contact wearers; there is nothing quite as nice as a fresh pair of contacts every day, and Hubble really makes it affordable.

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

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  • Good price

    Contacts are pretty good. I have had a couple that didn’t seem to want to sit in my eye right, but other than that they are great. I have had a lot of trouble with Acuvue in the past getting dry and causing all kinds of issues with my eyes, but with Hubble, all of those problems disappeared. They are at a good price and delivery is quick. Their customer service is great as well, which is a huge plus if something does go wrong.

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

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  • The best contacts

    As an athlete, glasses and rec-specs weren't the best options. They would either fog up or cause more damage than needed. So I decided to go for contacts as they would allow me to play better.

    Once I saw the price of Hubble Contacts I decided to give them a try to see if they were a good fit. With a good fit and timely delivery along with the price, I switched to Hubble and haven't looked back.

    It takes the pain of price and delivery issues out of contacts as well as keeping your eyes clean. Try them out and you won't regret it.

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

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  • I love Hubble!

    I used to spend $190 every three months for a Cadillac brand of contacts because those were the only ones that felt comfortable all day long. I tried Hubble because of how affordable they were. I was worried the Hubble brand wouldn’t be comfortable because of the price and my eyes seem to be picky. I was pleasantly surprised that they were MORE comfortable! I save about $360 a year using Hubble, AND they ship right to me. I love Hubble!

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Amazing customer service

    • Roberts, WI,
    • Apr 16, 2018
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    I have been using Hubble Contacts for quite a few months now. They are delivered in a timely fashion, and the one time I had a contact show up that had a hole in the middle, the company sent me an entire months replacement after asking me very few questions regarding my issue. I like the peace of mind knowing that any issues that may come up are resolved quickly. I have recommended Hubble Contacts to many of my friends and family.

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

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  • Great contacts at a great price

    If you can't see that Hubble's daily contacts are the best bang for your buck in the eye care market, then you should definitely order some of their contacts. They even let you try two weeks of their amazing contacts for practically nothing, and with auto billing and the quick shipping, you'll never be left in the dark.

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

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