Subscription contact lens company Hubble is facing scrutiny from doctors and the contact lens industry as a whole.
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The start-up company promises to revolutionize eye care, and has taken social media by storm offering dirt cheap lenses.
Hubble offers contact lenses at a tiny fraction of the cost of other lenses.
Ophthalmologists and optometrists say they have 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.
However, the company says their business is completely legal and that they have spent years researching their product to produce high-quality contact lenses.
They require their consumers to have prescriptions before subscribing to their services.
WSB consumer expert Clark Howard is accusing the entire contact lens industry of price fixing. "The doctor you go to for a contact lens fitting makes the big income not from the exam and fitting, but on selling you massively overpriced contact lens boxes," he explains, adding, "The industry is in terror because they saw what 'Dollar Shave Club' did to Gillette."