Updated: Feb 2, 2021
A comparison of Hubble from Vision Path Inc. and ACUVUE OASYS® 1-DAY from Johnson and Johnson Vision Care Inc.
We were first a little bit hesitant to even publish this comparison as it almost feels like comparing an 80's car to a brand new Tesla. Sure, the 80's car might have been solid back then, but as new technologies are developed and implemented, that once solid car doesn't look very solid anymore. This might be a far-fetched analogy, but it does give you a glimpse of what to expect when comparing ACUVUE OASYS® 1-DAY to Hubble, two daily disposable contact lenses. Just look at the spec sheets side by side and you will easily spot the differences. ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY comes with a highly breathable silicone hydrogel material, the HydraLuxe technology and best-of-class UV blocking.
ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY with HydraLuxe
|Price Comparison|| |
|Manufacturer||Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.|| St.Shine Optical - Taiwan |
Vision Path Inc.
|Release Date||July 2016|| 2016 (US) |
1986 (FDA Approval)
|Wearing Details||Daily wear||Daily|
|Sphere Powers|| -12.00D to +8.00D in 0.25 steps|
and in 0.5 steps after +-6.00D
| -12.00D to -6.00D in 0.5 steps |
-6.00D to +4.00D in 0.25 steps
+4.00D to +6.00D in 0.5 steps
|Base Curves|| 8.5 mm|
|Diameters||14.3 mm||14.2 mm|
|Lens Material|| Silicone hydrogel|
| Ionic |
|Wetting Agents|| Yes |
|% of Material||62%||45%|
|% of Water||38%||55%|
|Center Thickness||0.085 mm||0.09 mm|
|Oxygen Transmission||121 Dk/t||19.5 Dk|
|Special Features|| |
|UV Blocking|| Class 1 |
| Class 2 |
|Dynamic Light Absorption||No||No|
|Visibility Tint|| Yes |
| Yes |
|Packaging, Pricing and Offers|
|Packaging Details|| 30 or 90 lenses per box,|
each lens in a foil-sealed plastic package
|30 lenses per box, each lens in a foil-sealed plastic package. The box is 100% recyclable.|
|Price Range|| $76 - $110 (90 lenses)|| $15 (30 lenses) |
$45 (90 lenses)
|Cost per Day|| $0.84 - $1.23 (90 lenses)||$0.50|
|Online Retailers|| |
Hubble's base material was approved by the FDA in 1986 and can be considered outdated. While the Hubble lenses do offer Class-2 UV blocking and are cheaper, one should always consider whether they are really worth their price? As per our research on the web, it appears that many eye care professionals would not recommend or prescribe Hubble lenses due to the 'inferior' material. The oxygen transmission parameter is very low and sensitive eyes might not respond well to that. And if you take a closer look at the cost, the difference is less than 40 cents per day and per eye - that's less than a cappuccino per week. And that's not even considering buying ACUVUE OASYS® 1-DAY in bulk or with an additional subscription discount from one of the popular online retailers. Last not least, and if you want to be that budget-conscious, you could consider a bi-weekly or monthly replaceable lens and stick to a rigid cleaning routine.
Vision Path, Inc., Online Seller of Hubble Lenses, Settles Charges it Violated the Contact Lens Rule and FTC Act to Boost Sales
January 28, 2022
New York City-based Vision Path, Inc., the online seller of direct-to-consumer Hubble lenses, will pay penalties and redress totaling $3.5 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated the Contact Lens Rule in several ways, including by failing to obtain prescriptions and to properly verify prescription information, and by substituting Hubble lenses for those actually prescribed to consumers.
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