When finding the right contact lenses, there is a lot to consider, but one of the most basic questions you’ll have to answer is whether you want to use daily disposable contacts or use a 2-week or extended wear contact.
Hubble is a new, but highly popular entrant in the daily contacts space; whereas, Acuvue is a traditional brand that offers a variety of contact options from dailies to extended wear contacts. Furthermore, Acuvue can be purchased in stores like CVS and Walmart as well on most online retailers, while Hubble contacts can only be purchased directly from Hubble.
Acuvue offers a wide variety of contacts underneath the Acuvue brand, while Hubble offers only one type of contact, that has some customization options to fit your prescription and eye.
While Hubble contact lenses are perfectly capable of adhering to prescription requirements, as other contact companies do, the type of contact is their own. Hubble has created a contact lens that is durable, efficient in clarity, and comfortable; being that it is made of a hydrogel material that is 55% water.
This helps to alleviate irritation and keep the eyes from drying out, all while maintaining the visual lucidity that customers expect from their contacts. Basically, with Hubble you have one choice, but it’s a fantastic choice.
Acuvue carries a host of specialized contacts, from hard and soft lenses to daily-wear and contacts that can be worn for two weeks. Additionally, there are specialized contacts available in a variety of different styles for those with specific eye issues, such as astigmatisms, as well as more aesthetic options; these are meant to boost the natural color of a customer’s eyes to help them stand out.
So, whether you are interested in a specific kind of comfort, have a medical necessity, or care most about beauty, Acuvue has plenty of options.`
Reading what accompany says about their contacts is one thing, hearing what customers are saying is another. Here is a snapshot of what the public has to say about Hubble and Acuvue contact lenses.
Pros: Hubble contact lenses are extremely comfortable, great for all climates and affordable. The hydrogel helps to ensure that the contact lenses don’t dry out the eyes, without affecting the clarity the customer has in their sight.
Additionally, customers love how fast they receive their Hubble contacts. It is much faster than receiving contacts the traditional way and it is even better than the majority of competing online retailers.
Cons: Since Hubble was only founded in 2016, despite its rising popularity, it still isn’t that well-known. Hubble has a good product and for the customers it has acquired, there are rave reviews but since it has not been on the market all that long, even doctors don’t know too much about it.
Pros: Acuvue has a lot of customization, including that of specific visual impairments that it’s contact counterpart has yet to be able to offer. Customers enjoy the comfortability and flexibility that these contact lenses offer, as well as the option for UV light protection.
Cons: While there are many options within the Acuvue contact span, some of the issues customers have are with the lenses holding their shape and the two-week option.
Sometimes, having too many options available to customers can be a bad thing, if the company must sacrifice quality. An example of this is with some of the Acuvue contacts that are specifically designed for Astigmatisms. These contacts tend to be unable to handle the heavier prescription and lose their shape, rendering the contact useless.
Another issue is the two-week wear option of Acuvue; this tends to be a difficult span of time for customers to fit renewing their contacts into their routine. Customers tend to tire of the old contacts or forget to switch them out, which is terrible for their eyes and inconvenient.
Many times, unfortunately, the price of contacts restricts what options you as a consumer can choose from. Here we will dig into the prices of both Hubble and Acuvue contacts to see which brand gives you the best options for your bucks.
Pricing for the Hubble contacts is simple and easy. It is simply $33 per monthly supply. There is a $3 shipping fee but even with the shipping, it is one of the most affordable contact prices out there. On their website, the company even goes as far as to boast that contact wearers no longer have to choose between price and lasting quality.
Considering every prescription and preference is different, it is difficult to pin down a price for Acuvue as a whole. However, it is comparable with other traditional contact companies and Acuvue gives new customers the option to try their contacts for free. All customers must do is sign up on the website, print out their certificate and give it to their doctor when they arrive for their eye exam.
Vision insurance usually covers an annual eye-exam and some insurance plans will also cover your contacts, either in full or in part. This is more dependent on the insurance plan than the company where you buy your contacts. Both Hubble and Acuvue provide options and customer support to help your contacts get covered by insurance if that is an option for you.
While Hubble doesn’t deal directly with your insurance company, they make it very easy for you to receive an invoice with each order, formatted in a way to make it easy to submit that invoice for reimbursement.
In addition, Hubble accepts purchases using your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA), as long as it is connected to a major credit card.
If your insurance is willing to pay for your contacts, buying Acuvue lenses will not be a problem. Acuvue is a known brand and works with many eye doctors to be a part of their office repertoire, so to get insurance covered on your Acuvue lenses, simply submit the receipt or invoice to your insurance provider and receive whatever coverage your plan provides.
Acuvue is one of the most trusted brands that has been around for ages. Meanwhile, Hubble represents where the contacts industry is going. If Hubble contacts for your eye, we think you can’t go wrong with this affordable and modern option. You can give their contacts a shot by submitting your prescription online and starting a free 7-day trial.
If for any reason Hubble contacts don’t work for you–don’t sweat, Acuvue has a lot of safe, reliable and medically options.
Thank you for reading this head to head comparison of Hubble vs. Acuvue contacts. Check out this article for more information about Hubble contacts and to see how they stack up against Sightbox.
by Insider Envy Staff