“This incentivizes eye care providers to both prescribe expensive lenses and thwart the efforts of online sellers to offer more affordable options, neither of which are good for consumers,” Hubble said. Industry groups like the American Optometric Association, which have long been at odds with sellers like 1-800-Contacts, have been more critical of Hubble . Optometrists have complained that Hubble’s messages seeking verification can be difficult to understand, arrive at odd hours and refer to patients that they have never seen. Hubble’s website states that prescriptions “must be tailored to Hubble’s lenses” and that they are made by St. Hubble is providing marketing support to Colgate’s direct-to-consumer “oral care efforts” in the United States.
Source: New York Times July 21, 2019 21:56 UTC