The company has raised $70 million from investors, and is valued at about $246 million, according to PitchBook. For now, I'll use up the five boxes of Hubble contacts I have left, while wearing my glasses most of the time. My last contacts gave me a headache by mid afternoon. Dr. Ryan Corte of Northlake Eye in Charlotte, North Carolina was one of them. I told her that Hubble dailies were the only lenses I've worn that don't dry out my eyes by the afternoon. The American Optometric Association (AOA) has criticized Hubble for substituting specific prescriptions for generic lenses that don't account for conditions like astigmatism, dry eyes, or size of the cornea. More proof vitamin D cuts your risk of getting severely ill from Covid? 'You are buying a lens without the advantage of trying it on. It feels like a contact is in there. One night he'd had some trouble taking out his contact, but didn't notice until morning that there was an abrasion on his right eye. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider. "It's on the customer to know when a product is cheap." 'The suggestion that Hubble is engaging in impermissible contact lens substitution is simply not based on the facts or the law, and does not reflect our business practices or the standards by which we operate,' Hubble told The Times. "I'm not painting them as a bad company, just their product is garbage," he said. I still like to put my glasses on when I'm feeling particularly lazy. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. I'll admit that lately my Hubble boxes have been piling up, as I've been wearing glasses more often than usual since starting this article. While some Hubble customers can get expired prescriptions fulfilled, others have experienced an interruption in service when their prescriptions aren't verified. They're often not the same lenses prescribed by patients' eye doctors. Reports in publications like the New York Times and Quartz have criticized the way that Hubble verifies prescriptions, as well as the older material it uses to make its lenses. It is so nice to know that I can now have a fresh pair of lenses each morning and won't break the bank! 'Stop overpaying for contact lenses. Comfortable and soft and vision-improving. Ophthalmologists and optometrists say they've seen several patients with eye problems after using Hubble and have criticized the company for switching people from their prescribed lenses to a completely different brand. Many mentioned customers who received Hubble lenses without their doctors' knowledge. Medical Devices & Wearable Tech His doctor gave him medication for the abrasion and prescribed Acuvue contacts. "If the fit is poor, it can slide around and just lead to discomfort," said Corte. "They just got continually worse for my eyes," said Vandegrift. Sometimes my Hubble contacts get dry, particularly if I fall asleep on the train. So I'm like freaking out at this point.". "I noticed that I was trying to put them in my eye as late as possible in the morning before I left for work," said Michael. "read more, "When I tested the contacts, courtesy of Hubble and given my myriad of eye issues, I was skeptical at how much of a difference they could possibly make, but it was quickly evident it was a MAJOR one; clearly, seeing is believing! But I'd like to try a new brand to test whether it could make a difference, and possibly get me back to wearing contacts almost every day. Then he got an abrasion on his eye. "By like five or six at night they were super dried out.". AI in Healthcare For someone who infrequently wears contacts due to eye woes, I rapidly felt that all of that was about to change, all thanks to Hubble’s excellent product and results. Kazakhstan's tourism board adopts Borat's catchphrase, Hair-raising moment police intercept 'drunk' driver of a white van, Thai MP slashes his wrist in anti-government protest in parliament, Man loses control and crashes car into gate in TikTok clip, Crowds panic as Arc de Triomphe is evacuated following bomb alert. By Mary Kekatos Health Reporter For, Published: 12:58 EDT, 23 July 2019 | Updated: 17:45 EDT, 23 July 2019. So I decided to do some research and seek second opinions. Hubble also requires that buyers enter their prescriptions in the order form, which they then verify with ophthalmologists or optometrists. *Insert Paramore reference here* Plus, they're super affordable! Around 45 million people in the US wear contact lenses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She told me she never recommends Hubble to her patients, calling the lenses outdated, and criticizing the company's verification process. Feller threw out the rest of her Hubble lenses. The higher the number, the more oxygen can get to your eyes. See our. They feel like sandpaper after a 20-30 minute doze and I can barely keep my eyes open for the five minutes it takes to regain moisture. I don't even feel them in my eye so much so that I have to remember taking them out at night before bed. Dr Thomas Steinemann, an ophthalmologist at MetroHealth in Cleveland, Ohio, told it's important to remember that contact lenses are medical devices. Hubble didn’t even remind me they were there. I sent Hubble my updated prescription, but the optometrists' concerns were still bothering me. Additionally, Hubble was found to have sold contact lenses to people who entered fake prescriptions and nonexistent eye doctors into the order forms, reported Quartz. But I wanted to know if there are any serious or long-term risks to using an outdated lens material, or if it is more of a personal preference, like choosing between the latest iPhone and a two-year-old model that works just fine. In a statement, Hubble said it uses automated messages, "in part to prevent verification agents from inadvertently omitting information that is required to be conveyed to eye care providers by the Contact Lens Rule.". When she arrived home from a long drive, she said she couldn't get the right lens out and her eye became red and irritated. @maikenabmaofficial "Thank you @hubblecontacts for changing the contact lenses game!" Every contact has an oxygen permeability (OP) rating, or transmissibility level (Dk). Oxygen not only makes the contact comfortable on the eye with each wear, it also helps keep the eye healthy over time. ", "Have you seen the price of daily contacts recently? Hubble has used a loophole that lets sellers send prescriptions to patients if they haven't heard back from the doctor within eight hours. By clicking the "OK" button or by continuing to use this Site, you agree to our use of cookies. Finally-a solution! But I didn't know I might have been wearing the wrong lenses the whole time. But several users have complained of being left in debilitating pain after using the lenses. Horn had a similar experience. They promise a perfect prescription for your needs -... Mary Kekatos Health Reporter For, Contact Costs in 2019: How Expensive Are They? But the Dk/t of Hubble contacts is only 18, according to a blog post from Dr Claudia Lee, an optometrist from Whitby, Ontario, Canada. Hubble uses methafilcon A, a material that's been used since 1986. Most doctors I talked to are concerned that Hubble's lenses don't allow enough oxygen to the eyes. Dr  Lauren Lodholz, an optometrist from Lexington, Kentucky, says more than half of her patients have reported problems after wearing Hubble lenses. "read more, "My first impression of Hubble was that they were incredibly comfortable. She told The Times that when she told her ophthalmologist she was using Hubble contact lenses: 'They said, 'Oh, that's it. She went to the eye doctor the next day, where two doctors examined her eye but couldn't find the contact. "It's partially on me," said Vandegrift. Response in 20 minutes, resolution in less than half an hour. Quartz also reported that the company sold lenses to customers with fake prescriptions and fake doctors' names. As someone with horrible habits, it is just easier to wear dailies or monthlies, but I didn't care for the latter. "She'd given the prescription [to Hubble] and the lenses given to her by Hubble weren't anywhere close to her prescription," Horn said. Like, disappear and forget you are wearing them comfortable. "read more, We use cookies to improve your online experience including analyzing site usage, measuring traffic, and personalizing ads and content. The doctors I spoke to said they've never received communication from Hubble to verify patients' prescriptions. He said he's never authorized Hubble lenses, yet his patient received them anyway. 'They're just assuming the lenses they get from Hubble are the same thing I prescribe them,' Dr Lodholz told the newspaper. as well as other partner offers and accept our. She doused them in saline solution to make them more bearable. 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