bookmark_borderIs a Contact Lens Subscription Service Right for You?

For many people, the invention of contact lenses was all about freedom. It’s the freedom to get perfect vision without having to wear glasses. In fact, as long as you manage to find a comfortable set of contacts, you may actually forget you’re wearing them, and forget that you need corrective lenses at all!

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Contacts also make it possible for you to wear your favorite sunglasses without needing prescription lenses in them, your peripheral vision works great, you can swim with them on (just make sure to wear a good set of goggles), and they basically don’t interfere with life. Pretty much the only time you give thought to them is when it’s time to replace the current set you’re wearing. But not to worry, as your convenience has been thought about once again, and now there are contact lens subscription services that exist, which will ensure you are never without a fresh pair.

Curious as to whether this type of service is right for you? Let’s take a closer look.

No Need to Head into a Store

Where these subscription services really shine is in the convenience factor. There is never a need to head to a store to order more pairs, nor do you even have to order any online before you run out. The way a subscription service works is that you are automatically sent fresh lenses to your front door on a set basis. It takes the responsibility off your plate, and you don’t even have to remember to stay on top of ordering refills.

It Keeps the Cost Low on a Month-to-Month Basis

The way it traditionally works when you purchase contacts is you buy a one-year supply. What this means is that you need to pay a fair amount of money at one time. Meanwhile, with a subscription service, the cost is spread out, so you are paying monthly rather than one lump sum for the year. A typical subscription service comes out to around $35 per month.

Choose From a Few Different Companies

There is also the fact that this convenience is really starting to catch on, so consumers now have options. The top contenders in the arena are Hubble, Waldo, and Sightbox, each of which offers its own list of benefits to consumers. Hubble and Waldo follow the model listed above, but SightBox has found its own unique angle.

With SightBox, they are the ones who will pay for your visit with a local optometrist in order to have an eye exam and get a proper contact fitting. SightBox then uses that information to curate what you need and then deliver it to you monthly. SightBox can range from $39-$89 per month, depending on what kind of lenses you pick. There are dailies, bi-weeklies, and monthly lenses available. You can also apply your insurance coverage to the rate, if applicable.

You can read an informed and in-depth Hubble, SightBox and Waldo contacts review on the Fin vs Fin blog. The blog takes a look at the pros and cons of each service, so you can find one that is ideal for your needs.

Ensuring You are Well-Stocked

So, while a subscription service for your contact lenses may seem new and a bit confusing at first, the more you peel away the layers and dig through the information, the more convenient it looks.

bookmark_borderInfo of Polarized Sunglasses Wholesale

Wholesale polarized sunglasses can also be worn while driving, as they reduce the glare coming from the road and the hood of the car. But there is some controversy regarding the effect of polarized lenses on snow-covered surfaces. According to the experts, polarized sunglasses reduce the glare of sunlight reflecting off the snow. Others say the sunglasses are not helpful in sports like downhill skiing, as they reduce the wearer’s ability to make out certain details on the landscape.

Moreover, it has been also noticed that polarized sunglasses react negatively with liquid crystal displays, or LCDs, which are found on the dashboard of some cars, and are common at ATMs with digital screens. When LCD displays are viewed through polarized lenses they become invisible, from certain angles. But despite these negatives, the sunglasses remain popular. Polarized sunglasses are still the favorites of sports fans and drivers.

Wholesale polarized sunglasses are usually only sold to retailers, since they will be spreading the brand name around. But individuals can also try negotiating with wholesalers to get the best deal.

So if you are a driver or biker, or even enjoy activities like skiing or boating, then wholesale polarized sunglasses may be a wise investment.

bookmark_borderInfo of Choosing Quality Sunglasses

You the consumer need to be more observant in your shopping, and that includes sunglasses. You need most importantly to check the label: do the sunglasses offer a UV Protection of at least 99%? And do they offer both UVA and UVB protection? If not, look elsewhere. Sunglasses are supposed to have labels with this information, so if you don’t find these valuable details listed, then avoid these sunglasses.

You also need to know about lens color. The darker lenses of sunglasses do not necessarily protect your eyes more than lighter colors. In fact, if the color is too dark, it will hinder your ability to see clearly from them. And if you drive, that could be quite dangerous. So you need to pick a lighter color, and as long as the label shows that they offer the UV protection you need, you are in good shape. But of course don’t pick sunglasses where the lens color is too light, or else you might not be protected from the sun’s glare. Gray or green are good colors to choose, for example.

If you do much shopping, you know that some sunglasses are very expensive, because of who makes them. The high profile names such as Dior and Gucci will offer higher-priced items as you know. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t designed with quality in mind. In fact, most of the luxury brands not only ensure 100% UV protection, but also are quite comfortable, sturdy, scratch-resistant, and are designed to last a long time. So don’t discount luxury-named sunglasses; often these can be of the best quality you can find.

Also, the shape of sunglasses is more important that you think. The reason is because, if the lenses are too small, the sun’s rays can sneak into the sides of your eyes. I myself have these wrap-around glasses that not only feature large lenses, but little lenses on the side. I admit they look a little weird, but when I’m driving they work great, so who cares? Then again, I don’t like these itty-bitty sunglasses; you know the kind, with
super-small lenses that offer no protection and frankly, don’t even look that great. The oversized lenses are so much better, offer maximum protection from the sun, and can be extremely fashionable and stylish.

In conclusion, when you get your sunglasses, don’t neglect to take good care of them. Keep them in a sturdy case when they’re not in use, and clean the lenses with a soft smooth cloth. That way, your sunglasses, whatever their cost, can last a long time.

If you take all the steps mentioned above, you can be assured of having yourself a fine pair of quality sunglasses. The pair you get will give ultimate protection against the harmful sun’s rays, will guard against glare, and might just last a lifetime. Oh and they will probably look good too!

bookmark_borderHealth Benefits of Sunglasses


Sunglasses with 100% UV tinting cut down on glare from reflected sunlight. This reduces squinting (and the wrinkles it causes), and can prevent certain migraines and headaches brought on by bright light. But the real benefit comes when you’re driving: glare from a road can temporarily blind drivers. UV tinted sunglasses allow you to avoid this potential hazard. And you don’t have to choose dark lenses: pale amber or other light colors work just as well to prevent glare, as long as they are 100% UV tinted.


Wind and air conditioning can dry out your eyes, causing discomfort, redness, itchiness and soreness. In cars, air conditioning often feels best when it’s blowing near your face – and that means into your eyes. Wearing sunglasses – even when it’s not sunny – cuts down on the effects of air blowing directly into your eyes.


Don’t forget cataracts – one of those ailments you don’t really think about until it’s too late. Long term excessive exposure to UV rays can cause cataracts in your eyes. Symptoms include blurred vision, light sensitivity, double vision, needing brighter light to read, and fading of colors. Wearing sunglasses regularly can prevent or slow the development of cataracts, so it’s never too early to start.