Sight Supply Review (Pros/Cons, Pricing, and More)

Sight Supply Review
Source: Sight Supply

Like Hubble Contacts, I don’t know anyone who fits Sight Supply contacts (and in this review, you’ll learn why). However, since we pride ourselves on providing you with accurate and transparent eye care information, I decided to research, order, and review Sight Supply contacts. Below is a complete review of what you need to know about Sight Supply contacts, including the pros and cons of wearing the lens.

Note: If you want to see how Sight Supply stacks up against other subscription contacts (i.e. Aveo, Waldo, and Hubble) watch the video below.

Sight Supply’s start

Sight Supply first became available to the US market in 2018. A direct to consumer subscription contact lens brand, the company’s lenses are manufactured in Taiwan by Unicon Optical. Furthermore, the material these contacts are made of (etafilcon A) was developed in the 1970s.

Honestly, this material is OK and is the same one used in Acuvue 1-Day Moist. However, what many people don’t realize is that Acuvue 1-Day Moist incorporates Lacreon Technology within the lens to retain its moisture throughout the day. On the other hand, similar to Waldo contacts, it’s unclear exactly what lens technology is used on or within Sight Supply contacts (and it shows).

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Powers, availability and more

Sight Supply contacts are available in powers ranging from -10 to +6. Therefore, they’re designed to fit a large range of contact lens wearers. Also, Sight Supply contacts have built-in UV protection (at an undisclosed amount) and a light blue visibility tint for handling purposes.

On their website, Sight Supply advertises 10 days free (i.e. 10 pairs of contacts at the cost of $3.00 for shipping). Of course, this is after the company verifies the prescription with your eye doctor (of which never occurred during my trial request).

Also, as noted in the name, these contacts are designed for daily wear and should be thrown away at the end of the day. Therefore, Sight Supply contacts are NOT approved to be slept in!

Note: If you plan on taking your daily contact lenses out for a nap or to go swimming, we recommend storing them in Biotrue, RevitaLens, or Opti-free Pure Moist contact lens solutions.

RELATED: 1-Day Acuvue Moist Review

Does Sight Supply have a contact lens for astigmatism or presbyopia?

No, not at this time. However, that doesn’t mean Sight Supply won’t launch a toric or multifocal lens for in the near future! Stay tuned.

Is Sight Supply right for you?

Pros

  • Inexpensive (for a daily contact lens).
  • Delivered to your door through an adjustable subscription service.
  • For every box sold, Sight Supply donates $1 to SEE International, a charity dedicated to ending preventable blindness.

Cons

  • Not the premium contact lens it’s advertised to be.
  • Not available in a toric or multifocal lens option yet.
  • Questionable company ethics and concern for consumer eye health (see more below).
    • They used to offer an “at-home vision test” that was shut down by the FDA.

RELATED: Hubble Contacts Review

Sight Supply contact lenses
Source: Sight Supply

How much do Sight Supply contacts cost?

The team at Sight Supply really prides themselves on their cost to the consumer. As a result, a 1 month supply for both eyes is $36.00 (and shipping is free).

When compared to older contacts, designed with similar (outdated) lens technology, Sight Supply contacts are around the same price (and, in some cases, even more expensive).

RELATED: Waldo Contacts Review 

My personal experience

Honestly, I first ran across Sight Supply when searching the internet for direct to consumer contact lens brands. Upon landing on their website, I immediately noticed their free trial offer. After entering in my prescription, I was prompted to input my doctor’s information for prescription verification.

As a practicing optometrist, I typed in my provider information and was asked to input my credit card information before ordering. Of course, I was also informed that my prescription would first be verified by my eye doctor.

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Doctor verification request

As soon as I made the order, I informed my office staff to let me know when they received a verification request from Sight Supply to verify my prescription. To my surprise, a few days went by and we never received a verification request. A week or so later, still nothing. This is despite the fact that I was promised at checkout my prescription would be verified. Without being verified, my free trial of Sight Supply contacts still arrived in the mail. Unlike their subscription competitors, the company’s packing wasn’t much to write home about.

Overall, the lens was easy to hand and had good initial comfort. However, that comfort didn’t last long. I was able to wear the lens from 8 am to 4 pm before dryness and irritation really set in. As a result, I took them out and never looked back.

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Canceling my Sight Supply subscription

Canceling my Sight Supply subscription was easier than its competitors. The company allows you to cancel by emailing them at hello@sightsupply.com or calling them at (855) 205-8070 (the former not being an option with other subscription contacts I reviewed).

Also, you can also modify the frequency of your contact lens delivery using your online Sight Supply account. I’m sure customers appreciate this service as not everyone wears daily lenses every day.

Sight Supply ReviewThings that concern me about Sight Supply

Like Hubble, Sight Supply took an old lens material and is branding it as a cool, new product. Yet, when you research what they’re actually selling, there is nothing quality (or innovative) about it. If the company really cared about your eyes, why didn’t they take the time to develop a product that aligns with today’s technology? In fact, this lens doesn’t come anywhere close to the technology used in contact lenses being released today!

Also, my prescription was never verified (yet I still was mailed Sight Supply Contacts). This is also why I don’t know any eye doctors that fit this lens. Furthermore, the company used to offer an “online vision test” that allowed customers to obtain or renew their contact lens prescription without being fit by an eye care professional. From an eye health and safety perspective, I’m not convinced Sight Supply has the best interest of their customers in mind.

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Final thoughts

In the end, I totally understand why a subscription-based contact lens service is attractive to people. However, two things are missing with Sight Supply Contacts. One, in the vast majority of cases, Sight Supply Contacts aren’t being fit and evaluated by an eye care professional. And two, if a company is going to spend millions of dollars marketing a product, why not develop a contact lens that aligns with today’s technology and standards?

Truth be told, I’m all for innovative disruption when it comes to improving products and services. In fact, I’m a Harry’s subscriber and ordered my last mattress through Leesa. The reality is, you often get what you pay for! Unfortunately, Sight Supply Contacts are not the value they’re cracked up to be. If you’re looking at evaluating your contact lens options, I highly recommend scheduling an appointment with a local eye doctor. They’ll take into account your visual demands and fit you with a contact lens that supports you and your lifestyle!

What do you think of Sight Supply contacts? Leave your review in the comments below!

Sight Supply details

Year of US market release2018
Base curve (i.e. curvature of the contact lens)8.6
Diameter (i.e. width of the contact lens)14.2
Powers+0.50D to +4.00 (in 0.25D steps)
+4.50 to +6.00 (in 0.50D steps)
-0.50D to -6.00 (in 0.25D steps)
-6.50D to -10.00D (in 0.50D steps)
Handling tintLight blue
MaterialMethafilcon A
(hydrogel)
Water content58%
Dk (i.e. oxygen permeability)
Undisclosed
Center thickness
Undisclosed
Wear typeDaily wear
Replacement scheduleDaily (i.e. throw away at the end of the day)
Trials10 pairs when you first subscribe online
Available for purchase30 packs
Approved to be slept in?No
Inside out markings?No
Rebate available?No
UV protection?Yes at an undisclosed amount
Sight Supply Review
Overall
2.9
  • Cost
  • Comfort
  • Health & Safety
  • Vision
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Summary

Waldo is a subscription contact lens service that promotes high quality at a low cost. With lens technology inferior to today’s lenses, I recommend you consider alternative options before subscribing to this daily contact lens.

Pros

  • Inexpensive (for a daily contact lens).
  • Delivered to your door through an adjustable subscription service.
  • For every box sold, Sight Supply donates $1 to SEE International, a charity dedicated to ending preventable blindness.

Cons

  • Not the premium contact lens it’s advertised to be.
  • Not available in a toric or multifocal lens option yet.
  • Questionable company ethics and concern for consumer eye health (see more below).
    • They used to offer an “at-home vision test” that was shut down by the FDA.

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Ryan Corte, OD
Dr. Ryan Corte is an experienced leader with a strong passion for health and wellness education and information transparency. He believes that simplifying health and wellness information helps improve comprehension. This drives greater compliance and better life choices. He is an entrepreneurial professional with a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University and a Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University. He also completed a residency in primary care and ocular disease at the Illinois College of Optometry. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his wife, family, and friends as well as continuing to stay active in his community and in life.

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