BY: CLAIRE KIM
Popular for its aesthetic advertising and low prices, a small contact lens start-up called Hubble has taken the internet by storm with their “impressive” contacts. Getting 30 contacts for the price of $1, many customers and experts have varying responses to the bargain: some negative, some positive.
From the optimistic point of view, the prices of these contacts are much more affordable than the usual $70 per box one would have to pay in normal retail. It’s almost unreal to consider. So unreal that it seems kind of suspicious. Many experts and optometrists have stated that they are skeptical of such prices, targeting the quality of the lenses themselves. Supposedly not approved by federal regulations, many argue that such contact lenses are dangerous to the eye as outdated material and unchecked sanitation have been gray through the process.
Some customers have even reported eye infections after using the contact lenses in which optometrists have found very alarming as the trend continues to increase. Clearly, these contact lenses are detrimental to one’s eye health.
Though manufactured in Taiwan by St. Shine Optical Company (FDA approved), I don’t think these contact lenses are safe for customers. It’s one thing that the price is suspicious but another thing that the contacts show signs of discomfort when used. To be safe, I recommend sticking to optometrist verified brands because though they can be expensive, they are not as expensive as the cost of ruining one’s vision forever.
Sorry Hubble, you’re cute but not worth the risk.